Caucuses are known for being a bit chaotic, but nothing compares to last week's GOP contest in Maine. Some counties had their caucuses cancelled due to minor snowfall while others were unable to send their final vote count to state officials.
The reason? Apparently, caucus emails look a lot like ads for Cialis…
Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster has admitted that the state party made numerous clerical errors in counting the state's caucus results – even omitting some votes because emails reporting tallies "went to spam" in an email account. However, Webster insisted that the errors did not change the outcome.
On Saturday, he had declared former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the winner of Maine's Presidential Preference Poll by fewer than 200 votes, even though not all municipalities had reported results…
Even as the state Republican Party prepares to issue new vote totals, certain municipalities have not yet gathered to caucus. Washington County, where 118 votes were cast in the 2008 caucuses, is scheduled to caucus this Saturday after its caucus was postponed due to inclement weather last weekend.
I'm not surprised Maine's Republican caucus results were mistaken for spam. Mitt Romney looks like the guy on a mountain bike in every Lipitor commercial, and Ron Paul probably wants the Treasury to buy gold from a Nigerian prince.
Spam filters could also have confused "rise in Santorum support" with "dick enhancement." It's a pretty easy mistake to make.
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