jueves, 8 de marzo de 2012

Santorum se queda fuera de la primaria de DC; no es elegible para 10 delegados en Illinois

ABC News:
Rick Santorum’s ballot problems keep getting worse.

The candidate failed to appear on the ballot in Virginia on Super Tuesday, losing his chance to win 46 delegates. He also may have lost his chance at more than a quarter of the delegates in Ohio, after he failed to qualify full slates of delegates in a few congressional districts. (Ohio has not yet finalized its delegate allocation.)

In the coming month, Santorum will face similar problems in Washington, D.C. and Illinois.

Santorum will not be on the ballot in D.C.’s primary, a true winner-take-all contest on April 3, costing him a chance at the District’s 16 allocated delegates (out of 19 total).

His failure to qualify in the nation’s capital hints at organizational challenges.

Compared to Virginia, where Newt Gingrich also failed to meet relatively weighty requirements — and also failed to appear on the ballot — D.C.’s qualification standards are meager.

By Jan. 4, candidates had to either collect 296 signatures and pay $5,000 to the D.C. GOP, or forgo the signatures entirely and pay a higher fee of $10,000—a new option passed by the D.C. Council and signed by Mayor Vincent Gray in late December.

Santorum’s campaign did not pay the fee, nor did it request a petition for signatures, according to a board official. In fact, the Santorum camp made no contact with the D.C. Board of Elections, the official said.

Mitt Romney, by contrast, sent his son Josh to drop off 700 signatures at the D.C. elections board, in person, three weeks before the deadline.

In Illinois, Santorum failed to file slates of delegates in a handful of congressional districts, similar to the shortcomings he faced in Ohio. The former senator will, however, appear on Illinois’s statewide presidential-preference ballot in the March 20 primary.

The failure to file slates of delegates in some districts will cost Santorum the chance to win 10 delegates, out of the 54 allocated at Illinois’s congressional-district level. Another 15 Illinois delegates will not be awarded to any candidate in advance; those delegates can support whomever they choose at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this August.

6 comentarios:

libertarian dijo...

Parece que la campaña se la han organizado desde el eqipo de Romeny xdddd

libertarian dijo...

Por cierto,....en Tenesse arraso Santorum... pero hete aqui el listado de candidatos a delegado

http://tnsos.org/elections/2012Delegates.php?showall

Half nelson dijo...

Pregunta estúpida donde las haya: los caucus estos de las Isla s Marianas, Guam, y demás... Son puro folclore sin repercusión, no? Mandan delegados?

Anónimo dijo...

no jodas, yo contaba con una victoria de Romney en Guam para atar la nominación xD

libertarian dijo...

si que mandan delegados... Los ron paulians se estabna organizando para ganar en Virgin Islands

xddd

Antxon Garrogerrikabeitia dijo...

Mandan 9 delegados cada uno. Kansas manda 40. Ese día lo que importa es Kansas.

En cuanto al caos de la campaña de Santorum, es la más clara evidencia de por qué el partido no lo quiere como candidato. No podría competir con la empresa de Obama, ni en los aspectos logísticos más básicos.