Ron Paul National Delegate Count Now 42 or More after Super Tuesday!

February 06, 2008

Ron Paul National Delegate Count Now 42 or More

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 6, 2008ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – With the results of many of the “Super Tuesday” primaries and caucuses now finalized, the Ron Paul campaign is now projecting that it has at least 42 delegates to the national convention secured.

While much of the focus in yesterday’s Super Tuesday contests focused on preference poll numbers, Ron Paul caucus-goers were focused on securing delegates to the national convention. With dedicated supporters and an organization focused purely on securing delegates, the campaign has secured more delegates to the national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul than caucus straw polls might otherwise suggest.

According to campaign projections, a minimum of 24 delegates were won in yesterday’s contests. When added to projected delegates coming from strong showings in Iowa (4), Nevada (8), Louisiana (3) and Maine (3), that brings the total delegate count to 42 delegates or more.

“Our goal has always been to walk into the national GOP convention with as many delegates as possible,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign manager Lew Moore. “The number of delegates we won yesterday could very well be the difference in a Convention where no one has a first-ballot majority. With Dr. Paul’s home state of Texas coming up, we feel we can enter the convention with a substantial number of delegates.”

In an agreement first reported by West Virginia television station WSAZ, three Ron Paul delegates were secured through an agreement with the Mike Huckabee campaign at the West Virginia state convention early Tuesday. Ron Paul delegates to the state convention swung their sizable support to Huckabee – putting Huckabee over the top – in exchange for the delegates.

According to campaign projections from last night’s results at least 3 delegates were won in Alaska, 5 delegates were won in North Dakota, 9 delegates were won in Minnesota, and 4 delegates were won in Colorado.

Additionally the results of the Louisiana Caucus may still change in favor of Ron Paul, where an ongoing legal challenge may result in most of that state’s delegates going towards Ron Paul after state GOP officials violated their own rules to improperly put delegates from other campaigns on the ballots.

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4 Responses to Ron Paul National Delegate Count Now 42 or More after Super Tuesday!

  1. joelmartin says:

    He’s done. But it was a nice try.

  2. Axaday says:

    190 was the cutoff yesterday. Anyone who didn’t have 190 pledged delegates (not counting superdelegates, which Paul must be counting to find 42) at the end of Super Tuesday can no longer reach 1191, even if they win every delegate from now on, including all of the Superdelegates. McCain and Romney are now the only ones who could possibly reach the majority without having to go to a brokered convention. Does Ron Paul believe that in a brokered convention, it would go to him?

    Maybe he doesn’t have anything better to do with his time than continue to campaign, but the classy thing to do would be to bow out and pledge the rest of his money to the eventual nominee rather than simply waste it.

  3. Axaday says:

    Hang on a second…

    “According to campaign projections, a minimum of 24 delegates were won in yesterday’s contests. When added to projected delegates coming from strong showings in Iowa (4), Nevada (8), Louisiana (3) and Maine (3), that brings the total delegate count to 42 delegates or more.”

    Ron Paul didn’t get any delegates in Iowa. He didn’t get 8 in Nevada either. He got 4. He didn’t get any in Louisiana or Maine. He had a total of 4 going into Super Tuesday and he got 10 (not 24) more from North Dakota and Alaska for a total of 14.

  4. ken branvall says:

    The point to all this is the fact we must go on. We the people must participate in the progress of letting the elite know that there are enough of us who are sick and tired of politics as usual. Who cares if Ron Paul can’t win? Certainly, we all suspected this from the beginning of the race! But, most of us donated to send a message! At least that’s why i supported Dr Paul. And, is why i will continue to believe that someday, somehow, our message will reach enough people to actually make real changes in this country. GO RON PAUL!

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