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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Santorum camp looks to change Texas delegate rules

This makes me livid. Sanitorium the Sanctimonious is pressuring Texas to change from apportioned delegates to winner take all because he believes that bagging all 155 of Texas delegates is his last hope to stop Romney. In the way of background information, the TX legislature moved up its primary date from early April to early March for the benefit of Rick Perry; RNC rules required that states who moved up their primary dates were required to apportion delegates. But the TX primary date ended up in limbo because of redistricting lawsuits that got sloshed through the federal court system and is now scheduled for 5/29. Texas is a very strong religious right state (neocon-theocon) and after Perry dropped out of the race, the religious right in TX started clamoring for changing the rules back to winner take all. Winner take all will stop Ron Paul from getting any Texas delegates and that's precisely what the Texas religious right wants.
According to a spokesman at the Texas Republican Party, a member of the Texas GOP’s executive committee drafted an email to call an emergency meeting to revisit its delegate-allocation rules. And make no mistake: This effort is coming from Santorum world. Santorum, in fact, commented on this subject yesterday while campaigning in Pennsylvania. “After Pennsylvania, the calendar in May looks very, very interesting -- a lot of strong conservative states who are looking for the opportunity to tighten this race back up. There's talk now of maybe making the state of Texas, 154 [sic] delegates, a winner-take-all state. We would like that. That would be a good thing.”
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Politico