How much money, bribes and fraud does it take to win an election these days anyways?
This article is a work in progress about the election process of 2012, candidates, media blackouts and behind the sciences action to becoming the next president of the united states of America.
It started out like any other year perhaps a bit early with a full house in the GOP looking for the GOP party nomination.
The first vote at the IA Caucus is when things became clearly different from past elections. Vote count discrepancies, voter adjustments and more.
Only four candidates remain, things get a bit hairy with attack ads and name calling. Are these candidates for president or a kindergarten class?... wait, sorry for the insult kids, you kindergarteners act much better than most of these candidates.
Only two candidates remain, yet the media and GOP appear to be blind to their 12 term congress man from Texas.
Little news of the process and delegate count at this point from the larger media sources, other than the occasional romney preemptively declared primary winner.
How much money does it take to win an election? (as of 05/15/2012)
- Barack Obama, $196,000,000 USD
- Mitt Romney, $87,500,000 USD
- Ron Paul, $35,900,000 USD
- Rick Santorum, $20,600,000 USD (OUT)
- Rick Perry, $20,300,000 USD (OUT)
- Herman Cain, $16,100,000 USD (OUT)
- Michele Bachmann, $7,400,000 USD (OUT)
- Jon Huntsman, $3,700,000 USD (OUT)
- Tim Pawlenty, $5,800,000 USD (OUT)
Many people are starting to question the Iowa GOP Caucus after several "errors" in the vote counts have come to light, yet the real question here is how many errors have not come to light?
Results by District:
also attached (113.84 kb) in case it's removed at some point.
When you look at the results some districts like "Appanoose - Union" (total population 152) come into question with 32 of the total population supposedly showing up and voting for Santorum. Not unbeliveable but made questionable considering the other vote count "errors". With smaller precincts what is to prevent people from reporting false numbers at the locations?
Consider this, Santorum was behind Paul and Romney by nearly 1500 votes until the last 22% of precincts reporting.
Also notable is the clear FEC violation on the iagop.org site:
Registrant Name:Chad Olsen
Registrant Organization:Iowa Republican Party
Registrant Street1:621 E 9th St.
Registrant City:Des Moines
Registrant Postal Code:50309
Registrant Name:Gary Conner
Registrant Street1:7102 Mardyke Lane
Registrant Postal Code:46226
note the page title on the iagop.org site.