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Commissar MercZ

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#1 6 years ago

The primaries for Alabama and Mississippi took place on March 13th at the same time. This followed more low key primaries on March 10th in Kansas and overseas territories (Guam, Virgin Islands, Northern Marianas). Romney won Guam and the Northern Marianas, while Santorum managed to pickup Kansas (again showing his appeal to social conservatives). There was some oddities in the Virgin Islands polls, where Ron Paul appeared to actually poll the highest raw vote, though Romney got the delegates.

The contests in Mississippi and Alabama, two deep south and bible-belt states, were marked by an even larger pseudo-populist grandstanding and appeals to people's religion and morals. It was expected Santorum would perform more strongly here, while Gingrich attempted to show his worth in southern states. There were also primaries in Hawaii and American Samoa, though it was expected Romney would pick those up.

Santorum won both Mississippi and Alabama, with Gingrich coming behind in both contests. Romney ended up in third in both contests with Paul following. Voters in Mississippi and Alabama have been so far the most self described 'very conservative' and placing an importance on religion. Despite his inability to recover some momentum in states where he should've been comfortable, Gingrich still hasn't indicated he will get out.

Alabama Santorum 214,545 votes (35%), 18 delegates Gingrich, 182,197 (29%), 9 delegates Romney 180,250 (29%), 9 delegates Paul 30,892 (5%), 0 delegates

Mississippi Santorum 94,981 (33%), 13 delegates Gingrich 90,409 (31%), 12 delegates Romney 88,715 (31%), 12 delegates Paul, 12,749 (4%), 0 delegates Romney carried all of American Samoa's 9 delegates, while taking 9 from Hawaii, with Santorum getting 5, and Ron Paul with three. Turnout in these two islands were low though, even by primary standards.

Exit polls for Alabama and Mississippi. Despite having nearly a 1/4 and 1/3 African Americans by demographics in the state, the exit polling showed overwhelmingly white voters, which would probably confirm party dynamics in the deep youth. It appears in both primary contests that exit polling showed more people over the age of 40, with income ranges of at least $50,000. In both states at least 75% of those surveyed described themselves as evangelicals or born-again Christians. Though showing preference for 'religious' candidates, those polled said they put a higher importance on the economy and a candidate that could beat Obama in the general elections.

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#2 6 years ago

Anyone wanna take the next plane to Switzerland with me?


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#3 6 years ago

You know they are insanely strict on immigration, right?


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#4 6 years ago

Yes. That's why I'm studying up now.


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#5 6 years ago

I'm getting sick and tired of them trying to push Ron Paul out!




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#6 6 years ago

Well, he doesn't have the most campaign money behind him, so he's sure to lose.




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#7 6 years ago
LustyxChan;5621752I'm getting sick and tired of them trying to push Ron Paul out!

He's kinda doing it to himself. His views are not as popular as you might wish. Most Republican voters want someone like Romney or Santorum, or at least want them more than they want Obama.




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#8 6 years ago
computernerd;5621673Yes. That's why I'm studying up now.

Might be better off moving to one of the EU member states that has laxer immigration laws and then shuffling yourself around to somewhere similar....




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#9 6 years ago
Might be better off moving to one of the EU member states that has laxer immigration laws and then shuffling yourself around to somewhere similar....

Go to the U.K. our immigration laws seem to suck..... Though i just immigrated away from there so it might be safe to visit the country again haha




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#10 6 years ago

Well, I suppose if worse comes to worst, I could always move to Australia. I mean after all, they have Kangaroos!!!!

Crazy Wolf;5621776His views are not as popular as you might wish. Most Republican voters want someone like Romney or Santorum, or at least want them more than they want Obama.

I think this just about sums things up:

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Particularly interesting is how his top three contributors are members from different military branches.


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