Where did you get the info on how many FSP members are currently in Grafton? How many do you think there are? I think there are about 2400 people in Grafton, with a chunk that are not around during the winter and probably do not vote here(they head back to the big cities after the beautiful leaves are gone).
I would say that there are around 15 who have moved here. I don't know how many of the people we hang out with were signed up with the FSP before the vote ... or who have since joined as "pioneers", so I don't know how we all fit in the official FSP categories.
I would guess your 1% number is pretty close.
Most of the people we know through the FSP voted ... most of them also voted for Ron Paul. I don't know how much they effected other voters in town. Many that voted for him, would have done so, even without any influence from us newbies.
For those of us trying to influence others to vote "nobody", we were a little disappointed that more than 500,000 people showed up to vote in the political parties primary this time around. I prefer 5% turnout numbers myself.
So we must not have had much impact.
You mentioned a town called Richmond ... I don't know anyone from there ... or even where it is.
Wentworth of course has great Ron Paul activists and decent flinty new englanders like Grafton.
BTW I have not met anyone who perceived Ron Paul as an economic isolationist, for good or bad. I met people who liked him because he wanted to shrink the government alot, make it follow the constitution, and/or wants to get rid of the IRS. But I do spend a lot of time around gun-toting, backwoods hicks and not sophisticated (meant in all the worst possible ways), big city folks.