BREAKING NEWS: Texas primary moves to winner-take-all?
“Winner-take-all” would make the May 29th Texas Republican primary perhaps somewhat relevant. The RNC must get it done right now.
On Wednesday, I posted here “I’m a Republican in Texas and I’d like to cast a meaningful vote in a presidential primary.”
One comment was titled “100% agree nomination process is messed up.” Another comment was titled “Re: Non Republican states end up picking our nominee.”
One comment cut right to the point: “Texas delivers more electoral votes for the GOP nominee in every Presidential election. Texas has a lot of clout, why they don’t use it baffles me. If I lived in TX I would be calling for the heads of the GOP party leadership. How much more incompetence do GOP voters in TX have to put up with.”
Texas Republicans are so worthless that we don’t even have a Republican debate. It’s over! Vote for the Massachusetts liberal because others have selected him for you!
From the Austin American-Statesman:
Effort would change Texas primary to winner-take-all, benefit Santorum
By Chuck Lindell
Published: 10:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012
Trailing badly in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, Rick Santorum is banking on a fast-moving effort to change the Texas primary into a winner-take-all affair, sending all 152 eligible delegates to the state’s top vote-getter.
Weston Martinez, a Santorum supporter and Texas Republican Party official, said Thursday that he has lined up enough support to call the party’s executive committee into an emergency session to consider the change.
Martinez said a winner-take-all format could rescue the Texas primary from potential irrelevancy after delays caused by redistricting lawsuits pushed the election to May 29.
From the Houston Chronicle:
Could Texas be big player with winner-take-all GOP primary?
Posted by Peggy Fikac on April 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Changing the Texas rules – which now provide for a candidate to get delegates based on vote percentage in the primary – first would require a petition signed by 15 of the 62 Executive Committee members for an emergency meeting, which would have to be held in 14 days.
From the Texas Conservative Republican News:
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Urgent: Texas GOP “Winner Take All”
Emergency SREC Meeting
Now it is time to take it to the next step. Now it is time to do something that we should have done a long time ago. Now is the time for Texas Republicans to have a voice and be relevant. It is time to go back to winner take all!
We need 15 members of the 62 Texas Republican Party State Republican Executive Committee members to sign a petition in order to call for an emergency meeting of the SREC to change the Texas GOP rules back to us being a Winner Take All state instead of being proportional.
We already have 15 or more members ready to sign the petition to call this emergency meeting.
It’s pathetic that Texas Republicans can’t pick a Republican nominee for president. Why? Because Virginia knocked everybody but Mitt Romney and Ron Paul off the ballot? Because Romney won a few blue states? No one cares about Texas?
“Winner-take-all” is the least the RNC can do at this point.
If the RNC doesn’t do it, it will only show that the process is rigged.
Either way, Texas wuz robbed.