More Updates are below—This is a summary: We lost big. Ron Paul lost by doing nothing to help in Nebraska. Ron Paul supporters all over the nation lost because he did nothing. The good Ron Paul supporters of Nebraska did a good job, they worked long and hard. THEY did work.
The Nebraska GOP Convention
Saturday, July 14th — all day–as early as 8am CDT
WinLiberty Provided the following updates all day
UPDATES (most recent items at top) :
Ron Paul is the candidate who made the fewest campaign appearances of anyone running—BY FAR—and who did literally NOTHING of consequence to assist supporters in the state battles all over the nation.
Again, in Nebraska, he did nothing to help. He didn’t even bother to send a decent sized crew of surrogates to Nebraska in the last few weeks and hasn’t done anything for 2 months.
Indeed, the good guys “got smoked.”
Romney had a crew of 5 shipped in specialists plus an attorney, all on hand to make sure it happened. Ron Paul ALSO made sure it happened by staying away and doing nothing.
To the very good Ron Paul supporters of Nebraska:
Thank You! You worked long and hard. You did a good job.
(note, there was no Ron Paul slate being voted on here —the Ron Paul people did not submit a slate, the Romney side DID submit a slate; no way to tell how many on that slate support which candidate but it obviously looks promising for Romney —meaning, delegates might be “stealth” delegates who are expected to vote at the national convention for one candidate but actually support the other.)– UPDATE: There won’t be any stealth delegates; since the Ron Paul campaign did nothing but assist the Romney camp in this one don’t get your hopes up.
2:34pm CDT — They now are voting on Alternate Delegates
2:24pm CDT — (initial reports, not confirmed by WinLiberty) Romney won all 23 of the At Large Delegates
2:06pm CDT — Back from lunch, live stream working again
1:00pm CDT — lunch break; convention due to resume at approx 2:30pm CDT
11:21am CDT — Romney over Paul 7-2 on delegates selected by district (9 delegates are selected by district)— Next up is vote for 23 At Large Delegates
10:59am CDT — Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana now addressing convention
10:49am CDT — Reince Priebus (RNC National Chair addressing the convention—neither Romney nor Paul attended the convention)
10:28am CDT — Now waiting for tally of ballots–
10:25 am CDT — RP side lost credentials vote 185-125-this indicates Romney supporters have a majority in the room. Count is overseen by 2 representatives of each side. First count by machine; second count is ‘overseen’. There was no count from a show of hands, no count in public.— with just over 300 delegates present and voting, one must wonder why machines are necessary or advisable
Why the Nebraska Convention Is Important
This the last major state convention before the National Convention in August.
Ron Paul remains the only candidate whose supporters come out by the THOUSANDS.
WinLiberty continues to cover Ron Paul because Mainstream Media won’t.
Below, for your viewing pleasure—one of our Ron Paul speech films
ALL of our Paul Speech films can be viewed HERE
Ron Paul Passion