Ron Paul got 16.17% of the votes in the Texas Straw Poll despite the fact that Ron Paul delegates were locked out and unable to vote. Some of the delegates were told to leave because they were not “properly dressed,” but when they returned they were told that it’s “too late.”

The reason the “poll” had such a low turnout compared to previous years, might have had something to do with the unadvertised 10pm “cut-off time” which left many of Dr. Paul’s supporters locked out from the voting.

Gotta wonder why they were so interested in limiting the number of people who can register. Looks to me like the GOP made sure the supporters of their favored candidates got in early and then cut off the voting after they got the votes they wanted. They are getting quite desperate to keep up the appearance that anyone really wants to vote for phony conservatives such as Duncan Hunter.

16.17% Ron Paul (217 votes)
41.1% Duncan Hunter (534 votes)
20.5% Fred Thompson (266 votes)
6.4% Mike Huckabee (83 votes)
6% Rudy Giuliani (78 votes)
4.7% Mitt Romney (61 votes)
.46% Sam Brownback (6 votes)
.62% John McCain (8 votes)
.46% Tom Tancredo (6 votes)
2.2% Ray McKinney (28 votes)
.23% Hugh Cort (3 votes)
.77% John Cox (10 votes)

Tyranny in the Texas Straw Poll

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