RNC approves rules that take aim at Minnesota’s caucus straw polls

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Rick Santorum technically won this year's caucuses with nearly 45 percent of the vote. But when the state's RNC delegation cast its votes on Tuesday, 33 of the state's 40 delegates voted for Ron Paul.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Kenneth Kjer on 08/30/2012 - 11:09 am.

    Caucauses and primaries

    Who pays for these things? Do the parties or the taxpayers?

  2. Submitted by Hugh Gitlin on 08/30/2012 - 11:59 am.

    Who Pays?

    Parties pay for caucuses (except public buildings have to be rent free), state pays for elections. BTW, the DFL has used a binding ballot for President the last 2 cycles.

  3. Submitted by Phil Dech on 08/30/2012 - 01:38 pm.

    MN delegates fell in love

    when they were supposed to fall in line.

  4. Submitted by Mike Downing on 08/30/2012 - 03:08 pm.

    Good for the RNC!

    University of Minnesota political science professor Larry Jacobs said: “In Minnesota, it was a revolution.” This is absolutely untrue. How can a minority of GOP voters be a revolution?

    What happened was very simple. A very small but well organized minority simply showed up at the 2012 GOP Caucuses and took control of the MN GOP in 2012. The MN GOP needs to establish a system where the majority of GOP voters select our candidates and bind our delegates. My personal preference is the primary system. However, binding delegates to the straw poll is 100X better that what the Ron Paul crowd did in 2012!

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