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Setting the Stage for the Tulsa County Republican Convention

This email was just released from Building A Winning Party <we_dont_steal_emails@icequake.net>

Subject: Building A Winning Party

Fellow Tulsa County Republicans,

Earlier this week, someone made improper use of the Tulsa
GOP email list to create division in our party. The email
claimed that there were efforts by those who favored
Congressman Paul in the Primary to expropriate Delegate
votes from the three candidates who are due them under the
rules of our party.

Such efforts to divide our party are counterproductive and
are rejected by all who are familiar with the email and were
the subjects of its derision.

The Tulsa County Republican Convention must be one in which
Republicans can discuss issues with fervor while finding
common ground on the very issues that drew us all to become
Republicans in the first place. While our policy priorities
may vary in degree, our core ideals are in common.

Is there a Republican at the County Convention who believes
that violations of the US Constitution are appropriate?

Is there a Republican who holds that our money should be the
unrestricted plaything of the Federal Reserve?

Is there a Republican who likes unfettered abortion on
demand?

Is there a Republican who agrees with the destructive and
escalating debt?

Is there a Republican who desires the reelection of Obama?

We say “NO!”

Let’s put aside the efforts to create factions after the
Primary is beyond us. Let’s have a great Convention. Let’s
send every active Republican we can find to our District and
State Conventions. Let’s agree that we need every
Republican to restore our constitutional republic.

Signed by the active Republicans who raised $450 to aid our
County Convention on Sunday.

Note:
This is a one-time email permitted in response to the
earlier unsolicited email.  You will receive no further mail
from us.

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This email went out earlier in the week from Concerned Tulsa Co. Delegates” <soonerpolitics@gmail.com:

Subject: Warning: Tulsa County Convention Under Attack

If you are a Ron Paul supporter, there’s probably no reason to read this email as you already know what you’re up to.

Otherwise, as a delegate to the Tulsa County Republican Convention, you need to know that the local Ron Paul supporters are preparing for battle during the County, District and State Conventions. The end result, they hope, is to seize as many delegates as possible, which were legitimately won by the other three campaigns on Super Tuesday. If activists like you don’t act to stop them, Ron Paul may win as many as 25 of Oklahoma’s 43 delegates to the Republican National Convention, despite the intentions of more than 90% of Oklahoma’s primary voters.

Ron Paul’s activists don’t care if they steal from Gingrich, Santorum or Romney. They just want our delegates!

Among their plans, as we understand them, is to stack the County Convention’s delegation with individuals who did not attend their precinct meetings due to their various contrived reasons (chairman didn’t show up, chairman didn’t speak English, etc.). If there are more Paul supporters who show up at the convention on March 24th, at 8 AM, at the Union High School Performing Arts Center, then they can vote to change the rules of the convention, and allow in enough voters to then control the District 1 Convention, to be held on April 14th, at the Renaissance Hotel at 6808 S 107th East Ave, in Tulsa. If they win at the District Convention, then they will steal the three delegate slots set aside for Gingrich, Romney and Santorum (one each).

If they win statewide, they could take most of the 25 delegate slots that are selected at the State Convention, which will be held in Norman on May 12th.

What can you do to stop them? Show up Saturday and stay all afternoon until the gavel falls, ending the convention.

At each convention, we anticipate there will be a push to bog down the process with parliamentary procedure and confusion as we’ve already seen in Missouri last Saturday, where two Ron Paul supporters were arrested for dissent. They will try to draw out the proceedings so that when the other candidate’s supporters leave, they can overpower the voice of the voters.

Bring bottles of water and granolas bars, because they hope you’ll get hungry and leave!

At the moment, the Ron Paul supporters make up around 24% of the delegates. To put that in perspective, Ron Paul got 9.6% of the vote in contrast with 33.8% for Santorum, 28% for Romney and 27.5% for Gingrich.

It is incredibly important that you attend the conventions and stay until the very end. We cannot let the voice of the people fall by the wayside because the disgruntled Paul supporters are finding loopholes to force their minority of supporters into the process and misrepresent the people in our precincts, county and district.

Please help. If you need more information, or explanation, just reply to this email. We’ll help you better learn what you need to do.

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This is what I  have to say about all that:

“Promoting People of Principle is what the delegate process is all about — it matters what you stand for, what you say, how you live and how you treat one another. May the cream rise to the top and may the Lord be pleased to bless our nation once again~”

Convention Details and Party Officers for the Tulsa County GOP can be found here >>>

Tulsa County R3 Meetup can be found here >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for R3publicans

Cross-posted with OKGrassroots

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 Emails Reveal Tulsa County GOP Controversy On Convention Day

Sandra Crosnoe reveals on her blog that there’s controversy within the Tulsa County Republican Party about allegations that Ron Paul supporters will try to take over the county convention today.

Crosnoe has obtained two emails that frame the debate.

Read her report, and the emails, at http://r3publican.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/setting-the-stage-for-the-tulsa-county-republican-convention/.

My comment on the McCarville Report:

My personal experience is that the battle for the heart and soul of the Republican party is alive and well. Most are trying to build the party on principles that we all agree on. A few are trying to divide and conquer. It has worked in the past, but I think folks may be wising up to the tactic. We’ll see.

As I said at the end of the post:

“Promoting People of Principle is what the delegate process is all about — it matters what you stand for, what you say, how you live and how you treat one another. May the cream rise to the top and may the Lord be pleased to bless our nation once again~”

Your readers and GOP Convention Delegates around the state will have to decide who that is and select people who treat each other properly and who really stand for what they say they stand for. That is what representative government is all about. We need each other and we must grow the party in order to win elections. We want our leaders and our delegates to be people who make wise decisions along the way with the Constitution as our guide.

For Life and Liberty,
Sandie

Restore the Oklahoma GOP to the Caucus System

This information is being provided by leaders in the conservative movement in Oklahoma. R3publicans supports, but did not originate this recommendation. It has been in the works for quite some time now. We strongly recommend that you study and promote it in your precinct, county, and state. It would help with energizing the Republican party and encouraging grassroots participation!
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PROPOSED RESOLUTON

Madame/Mister Chairman, I move that this County Convention
approve the following resolution to Restore the Oklahoma GOP to
the Caucus System. Adoption of this rule would restore our party to
a caucus system. The caucus system resulted in the Oklahoma
GOPʼs support for Ronald Reagan in 1976, 1980, and 1984.
Approval of this resolution will simply place it before the State
Convention for its consideration; and it is intended as an amendment
to the State Party Rules pursuant to Oklahoma Republican Party
Rule 20, and not as a resolution for the platform.

Restore the Oklahoma GOP to the Caucus System

Rule 17 shall be amended by adding a new section, section (j), to
read as follows:
Rule 17 – Conventions
(a)-(i) [Unchanged.]
(j) Presidential Precinct Poll

1. In the years of the regular quadrennial district conventions
described in Rule 17(b), the State Committee shall prescribe a
Uniform Presidential Precinct Poll Ballot, which shall be
distributed to the County Committees for use at their respective
precinct meetings. The Uniform Presidential Precinct Poll Ballot
shall list all candidates eligible according to Rule 17(j)(3).
2. All ballots shall be completed, tabulated and returned in a
manner prescribed by the State Committee. Ballots received
according to Rule 17(j)(2)(B) shall be counted only upon
verification of the personʼs absence from the precinct meeting.
A Presidential Precinct Poll ballot shall be provided to every
person
A. eligible to participate in, and present at, the precinct
meeting, or
B. eligible to participate in, but unable to be present at, the
precinct meeting, provided he or she requests a ballot in a
manner prescribed by the State Committee. Said Ballot
shall be provided at no charge.
3. An eligible candidate shall have notified the Oklahoma
Republican Party of his or her intent to seek the Republican
nomination for President of the United States and paid a filing
fee prescribed by the State Committee, if any. However, no
person having filed as a candidate in the Oklahoma Presidential
Preference Primary of that same election cycle may be an
eligible candidate under these rules.
Rule 18(g) shall be amended by striking the language “cast as
provided in 26 O.S. 20-104(h).” and replacing it with, “shall be in
accordance with Rule 18(h)(2).”
Rule 18(h) shall be amended by striking the current language of that
section, and replacing it to read as follows:
(h) Award of Delegate Votes:
1. Each district in Oklahoma for the United States House of
Representatives shall elect three (3) delegates to the Republican
National Convention; the State Convention shall elect the remaining
Oklahoma delegates to the Republican National Convention.
2. Each delegate may vote for a candidate only if said candidate is
eligible under Rule 17(j)(3), and shall vote in accord with
instructions, if any, provided by the convention having elected said
delegate.
Approved by the __________ County Convention on this _____ day of
_______, 2009.
Attested to by _______________________
Convention Secretary or Convention Chair
Must be filed with the State Chairman within five (5) days after adjournment
of the County Convention, according to ORP Rule 20(e).