The line to get in at approx 10:05 a.m.
Missouri Republicans are meeting in Jackson County and St. Louis, today in the state’s complicated GOP caucuses.
Most Missouri counties caucused last weekend, but Jackson County and St. Louis decided to move their caucuses to Saturday. One reason is both communities put on popular St. Patrick’s Day parades.
It turns out that I was supposed to be in that line, pictured above, by 10:00 a.m. sharp, in order to get in. I was on schedule to get there on time, but a pick-up truck cut in front of me, and decided to just putter slowly along near an intersection on the way to the venue, and you guessed it – the green light I should have made turned red. So.
And then there was the unfortunate parking situation. (No spaces left!) Diagonal lines in a parking lot mean no parking except in desperate circumstances, right? Coppers everywhere + me parking in a dicey spot + me with an upset stomach and no bathrooms around = me not sticking around too long.
01:56 PM CST — @TracyWardForKC says: “Now voting on proportional slates out winner take all. This crowd is getting antsy.”
01:55 PM CST — Sounds like all of the campaigns are angling at the moment. No substantive news.
01:35 PM CST — Analysis from a Platte County resident and caucus organizer, Darrel Drumright: Each district has it’s own convention. If you live in the 5th district you would be nominated for delegate to the 5th district convention. If you lived in the 6th district you would vote for delegates to the 6th district convention. They should make a motion to vote on the stage convention delegates first and then divide by district. The caucus today votes for delegates for three different conventions. The 5th district convention, the 6th district convention and the MO state convention. All three send delegates to national.
01:29 PM CST — Some people are so angry that delegates might be divided that they are leaving.
01:21 PM CST — Mark Seitman (sp?) motions to amend rules to divide into 5th and 6th districts instead of voting as county.
01:15 PM CST — Rules Committee now reporting.
01:13 PM CST — All singing God Bless America while waiting for Rules Cmte.
01:08 PM CST — Motion made and passed to suspend the reading of the call to convention to save time.
01:05 PM CST — Munyan elected Secretary, 587 to Finch’s 281. Munyan is a GOP Committeeman and local attorney. Very honorable reputation, and I have met him and heard him speak. Good choice.
According to Lorien Johnson:
Paul wins majority of delegates in Jackson County, Missouri. Paul 80% Romney 20%!
I could tell that Paulbots had flooded the zone. It was a lost cause.
Who’s the genius who decided Missouri needed to go to a Caucus?
Ron Paul supporters dominated in St. Louis, as well.
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