Idaho GOP Adopts Presidential Caucus to be held on Super Tuesday
Does this help Dr Paul? What's our ground-game like in Idaho?
Helps. Caucuses are our friends.
Do we still need to register Republican 12 weeks in advance? Idaho resident here.
3. Who votes in the Caucus?
All registered Republican voters in the county are eligible to vote in the County Caucuses. Voters may register to vote as Republicans as they enter the Caucus site.
I'd still go out and register republican right now...just to be safe
What can be done from outsiders to help those supporters in Idaho?
Based on 2008 Primary results (in a contest when McCain already was projected the nominee):
John McCain 87,460 69.65% 17
Ron Paul 29,785 23.72% 6
Uncommitted 8,325 6.63% 1
Based on these results and Dr Paul's increase in support this cycle, Idaho seems like a possible win. It sounds like folks need to be identifying strong RP supporters who will go to caucus voting for him. What works best, calling/robocalling (if state allowed) or door-to-door....?
Idaho's caucus system makes it tough for us to win.
This is how the voting works:
This means that after every round, the supporters of the candidate that got dropped get to vote again for their second choice. Ron Paul can only win a county by getting at least 60% of the votes in a voting round or come down to the final two and get more votes.The voting will be conducted by secret ballot and takes place in successive rounds. Each round, low vote-getters are eliminated. Voting ends in either of two circumstances: a) one candidate receives a supermajority of at least 60% of the vote; or b) only two final candidates remain on the ballot and the final vote is taken.
If we only have 15-20% support in a county, you're right that we won't survive the round robin format. Turnout of our supporters will be even more important than in a primary format.