Friday, March 02, 2012

MIGOP: The Gang That Can’t Count Straight

From Michigan Democratic Party

LANSING – The Michigan Republican Party just can’t seem to manage simple math. Two days after the primary, a MIGOP committee voted 4-2 today to give Mitt Romney two at-large delegates, instead of splitting them with Rick Santorum. (

“Republicans should start watching Sesame Street in the morning. They could learn a thing or two from the Count,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “This latest flub by Michigan Republicans is part of a much larger pattern across the country. First in Iowa, then Nevada, then Maine, and now in Michigan, Republicans can’t count votes timely or accurately. Is simple arithmetic that difficult for these folks?”

“Establishment and elite Michigan Republicans will stop at nothing to protect their candidate, Mitt Romney,” added Brewer. “They manipulated the rules in 1988 to deny Pat Robertson his fair share of delegates and now they’re doing the same thing to Rick Santorum.”

“Why do these errors keep happening?” Brewer asked. “Don’t they remember their own disastrous state convention in 2010 when they ran out of ballots and there were vote-counting errors? Maybe the GOP should focus more on remedial math instead of taking away women’s rights, cutting public education, unfairly raising taxes on seniors and the middle class, and cutting unemployment benefits.”
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