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Ron Paul backers plot to overturn caucus results, using little-noticed precinct races on May 15 ballot

Ron Paul backers have a plan to use state Republican Party rules to overturn the results of this spring's Idaho GOP presidential caucus, reports Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey, and hand Idaho's presidential delegates to Paul instead of Mitt Romney, who won all of them after securing 62 percent support in the caucuses; Paul came in third, behind Rick Santorum. The plan revolves around winning little-noticed precinct committee races across Idaho in the May 15 primary; you can read Popkey's full report here (but first you'll have to wait through a loud advertising video). The Paul camp's machinations have prompted former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt to send out 20,000 postcards to Ada County Republicans, urging them to support precinct committee candidates who will up hold the caucus result and offering his list of endorsees.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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