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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:57 AM

Is Florida winner take all?

I just read something that said moving the primary conflicts with the party. Could we see some court fights for delegates?

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Reply Is Florida winner take all? (Original post)
Skink Jan 2012 OP
BuckIA Jan 2012 #1
HockeyMom Jan 2012 #2
WI_DEM Jan 2012 #3
Skink Jan 2012 #5
HockeyMom Jan 2012 #8
WI_DEM Jan 2012 #9
WI_DEM Jan 2012 #10
WI_DEM Jan 2012 #4
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #6
former9thward Jan 2012 #12
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #13
DCBob Jan 2012 #14
former9thward Jan 2012 #15
SaintPete Jan 2012 #7
Citizen Worker Jan 2012 #11

Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:05 AM

1. Normally yes, but...

Since Florida moved up its primary they were penalized 50% of their delegates and the delegates are now apportioned.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:06 AM

2. They were penalized for moving up the Primary

The delagates will be proportioned now.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:07 AM

3. how come I keep hearing on the news that whoever wins will get all the delegates?

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:10 AM

5. Must be why they are all staying in

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:16 AM

8. They are wrong

It is no longer winner takes all. The RNC did not want Florida to move up its primary, but they did anyway. Splitting the delegates was the "punishment". I suppose the reasoning was that Florida is a delgate rich state, and having the Primary this early, would be a discouragement for other states, and other candidates?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:19 AM

9. I don't know every article I google on it says 'winner take all'

Florida Primary Winners and Losers
ABC News - 4 hours ago

There are 50 delegates up for grabs in Tuesday's winner-take-all primary, ... And Florida is rarely wrong in choosing the eventual GOP nominee. The winner ...
Florida Primary First Republican-Only 'Winner-Take-All' Contest - Bloomberg
Pre-Primary, Newt Gingrich Calls A (Republican) Party Foul On ... - New York Daily News (blog)
National Review Online (blog) - Christian Science Monitor
all 7206 news articles »
Winner take all in Florida
WOKV (blog) - 5 hours ago

Our Top Local Story: Winner take all in Florida. At stake is 50 delegates in today's Republican Presidential primary. Polls are open 7am until 7pm and ...
Romney confidently eyeing Fla. primary's big prize
Boston Herald - 13 minutes ago

Romney is heavily favored in the winner-take-all primary, the final and ... R-Fla., told CNN on Tuesday: "The winner of Florida is in all likelihood going ...
Early, absentee voting exceeds 2008 primary marks - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Candidates set for final battle over Florida - MyFox Washington DC
"Today, the Latinos decide" - Terra.com
STLtoday.com - Newser
all 2 news articles »
New Republican Primary Rules Push "Non-Binding" Primaries
Neon Tommy - 10 hours ago

The victor of tomorrow's Florida primary may significantly advance their campaign standing with a winner-takes-all delegates allocation.

http://www.google.com/search?q=is+florida+gop+primary+winner+take+all%3F&hl=en&gbv=2&prmd=ivnsu&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=0xEoT9OZAdChtwe4xcX1BA&ved=0CBsQqAI

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:24 AM

10. p.s.

that is not to say there won't be challenges down the road because they moved the primary, but for tonight it's still considered winner take all. If it is challenged, however, given that the establishment wants Romney to be the nominee I doubt that Gingrich would win a challenge, just like he lost the challenge to get on the ballot in Virginia.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:09 AM

4. according to this article it's winner take all...

How many delegates are at stake?

There are 50 national convention delegates at stake, the most of any state to date. Florida’s delegation was reduced from 99 delegates because it is violating Republican National Committee rules by holding a binding nomination contest before March and a “winner-take-all” contest before April 1. The national party’s rules panel assessed additional penalties on Florida Republicans earlier this month, giving them poorer housing and seating assignments and eliminating their guest and VIP convention passes.

How are the delegates allocated among the candidates?

Florida is the first state to award all of its delegates to the statewide winner. Gingrich won 23 of the 25 delegates in South Carolina, with Romney winning the other two. New Hampshire awarded its delegates in rough proportion to the statewide vote. The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses didn’t award any delegates to candidates.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-31/florida-primary-first-republican-only-winner-take-all-contest.html

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:12 AM

6. I just heard Michael Steele

say that because they broke the rules as to the date of their primary that their delegates are proportional.
But repukes have a habit of breaking the rules anyway, so we'll see down the road!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:04 PM

12. It is winner take all.

Because they broke the rules the state only gets half the delegates (50) that they normally would be entitled to (100).

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Response to former9thward (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:53 PM

13. Then why was Michael Steele saying it's proportional on the Chris Jansing show

this morning? He also said that he should know, he wrote the rule.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:55 PM

14. Because Steele is an idiot.

The previous poster is correct.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:32 PM

15. +100

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:14 AM

7. Normally, yes. Now? Definitely maybe

The Florida GOP says it’s a non-issue; the current RNC leadership has signed off on the winner-take-all system. Steele made the proportional rule, Preibus (apparently) has restored the original WTA system.

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/289680/floridas-gop-primary-winner-take-all-now

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:27 PM

11. It's over in FL if the media says so.

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