The recent Onion piece on Diebold accidentally releasing the 2012 election results early hits a little too close to home.
Did Ron Paul Really Come in 3rd in Nevada?
One clear trend in this 2012 election is that Ron Paul’s support is much larger than it was in 2008. For example, when you compare 2008 to 2012 vote totals, Ron Paul has increased his support in each state, significantly.
Ron Paul Vote Increase in 2012 VS. 2008:
* Iowa UP 119%
* New Hampshire UP 210%
* South Carolina UP 385%
* Florida UP 86% (He didn’t even campaign in Florida)
Now here is the part that makes no sense at all: Ron Paul who took second in Nevada in 2008 with 6,087 votes, only increased his support by 1.4% to just 6,175 in the 2012 results, despite all of the excitement, all the money spent, which was a lot more. In fact, the Paul campaign had brochures and volunteers almost knock on every door in Nevada this time around.
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