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Values Voter straw poll organizers suggest a fix in Ron Paul's win
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Oct 08, 2011 06:21pm|
|Media||TV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News|
|News Date||Saturday, October 8, 2011 09:40:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Rep. Ron Paul scored a decisive victory Saturday in a mock presidential election at the Values Voter Summit, trouncing fellow Texan, Gov. Rick Perry, but an organizer of the straw poll suggested ballot-stuffing may have skewed the results. |
In a press conference following the announcement of the straw poll results at the annual Washington gathering of social conservatives, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins all but dismissed the results as irrelevant, citing 600 people who registered Saturday morning and, he said, "left after Ron Paul spoke."
A total of 1,983 ballots were cast. "You do the math," Perkins said.