Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: Looks to us like Robert Graham's effort to disenfranchise 119 legal state committeemen electors from the state meeting this Saturday is backfiring on him. He probably thought LD23 would cave in as other districts have done against his tyrannical behavior over the past four years. Now he has state committeemen across the state up in arms over his collusion with candidate Jonathan Lines. Just a note here: On Saturday, January 21, Lines was speaking at a Pinal County meeting. The subject was raised about his association with Robert Graham. Lines danced around saying he hardly knows the man, they aren't close, etc. Strangely, this exchange occurred:
LD16 State Committeeman Kay Reardon to SC's/Officer's and Chairman Clingman: Our LD16 State Committeemen have either not received their Call letter or they received a letter from the Arizona Republican Party addressed to another SC's with their address on it. Some SC's didn't open the letter because it was not addressed the them, which could be a violation of the law. As soon as I received phone calls and emails regarding this, I called the AZGOP Headquarters about at least getting an Official Proxy because we have people not able to attend and was told to go to the website to get one. It is not on the website. On January 21st, I received a fellow SC's call letter opened it, scanned and emailed it to all of our State Committeemen so they would have a Call letter. The Bylaws Committee is supposed to have their first meeting today 1/25/17 at 5:15 pm. It seems that Chairman Robert Graham is too busy fighting to get his hand-picked Candidate Jonathan Lineselected and hurting Candidate Jim O'Connor and the SC's of LD23 than taking care of AZGOP business and running a honest meeting and election. PC's have had issues with every meeting or election that Robert Graham has run. We demand that he run the meeting honest and fairly or resign. Reardon is the LD16 secretary.
Chris Morrill, LD 27 State Committeeman: AZ GOP Collusion -Courtesy of AZ GOP a very interesting occurrence has transpired in LD 27 that demonstrates collusion between Graham's AZ GOP HQ and Jonathan Lines, candidate for state chair, and also creates a very dubious arrangement for some alleged LD 23 State Committeemen. Most of the LD 27 State Committeemen have received three pieces of mail in recent days in the following order: the AZ GOP Call to Meeting, a campaign letter from Jonathan Lines and a letter supposedly from LD 23 that excoriates the good name of Jim O'Connor. The address labels for EACH mailing had the SAME identical errors demonstrating that they were all sent from the same AZ GOP corrupted mailing list. The physical addresses on each label were correct, but all three letters were addressed to the SAME incorrect state committeeman. So with each letter, "A" received "B's" three letters, "B" received "C's" three letters and so on. How can this be unless the letters were sent out by the same entity or at the very least using a shared mailing list? Take a look: https://www.facebook.com/groups/270001356728389/permalink/318166991911825/. Ironically, the first sentence of the junk mail letter sent allegedly by "GOP Precinct Committeemen Legislative District 23" reads, "First, we hope we're addressing you correctly." The answer is NO you are not, but you are addressing me in identical fashion as AZ GOP and Jonathan Lines. Robert Graham has no business utilizing AZ GOP recourses to help Lines or anyone for that matter succeed him in office. The RIGHT to elect the next chair is the state committeemen's, and their RIGHT alone. It is not too late for Robert Graham to do the honorable thing and resign.
LD26 State Committeeman Joe Neglia: I don't know if the AZGOP Chair has hired a Professional Registered Parliamentarian to preside over Saturday's meeting, but if so, I sure hope it's NOT this one, who shut down the Graham Censure and the Anybody But McCain Resolutions at our 2016 meeting: https://youtu.be/OXPActjtR7g
Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman A J LaFaro to Gov Doug Ducey: I saw you last evening on CBS Channel 5 where you made the statement "everyone knows I'm against discrimination in all its forms". Why would you say something like that when you've turned your back on the hundreds of dedicated, hard-working, grassroots conservative, Republican state committeemen in Legislative District (LD) 23 et al. Influential members of the Republican Party in America, Arizona and individuals you will more than likely try to reach out to when you run for reelection. Not only are you Arizona's Republican Governor, you are the highest ranking member of the AZGOP yet you continue to look the other way while these respected members of LD23 et al. are being harassed, discriminated against and disenfranchised. For the sake of the Republican Party's future and survival here in Arizona, I beseech you to intervene in this serious situation and help end the dirty tricks and underhanded backroom behavior at the AZGOP so all of our duly elected state committeemen can vote on Saturday at the AZGOP statutory meeting.
LD23 Chairman Nancy Ordowski To LD23 PCs: What's really going on in LD23? You have all received communications from AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham making various allegations of impropriety related to the nomination and election of our 119 State Committeemen. Despite his various unfounded claims, Graham has no legitimate basis nor authority in state law or any bylaws to justify or support his actions. LD23 Republican Committee has done nothing wrong and your elected officers continue to actively pursue all reasonably available options to defend the rights of our 119 legally- and duly-elected State Committeemen to participate fully in the AZGOP Statutory Meeting on Saturday, January 28. If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to watch the videos linked below with our First Vice-Chairman, Tim Horn, explaining what's really going on in LD23. Please share these videos and let every State Committeeman and PC in Arizona know what's really going on! Video 1: What's really going on in LD23? Video 2: What's really going on in LD23?
I can see it coming and every state committeeman better be ready. Remember reports back last spring where Graham clearly cheated Trump people out of being delegates by switching votes on his Simply Votes electronic voting? He's running out of maneuvers and he's now totally exposed so his last time to be sure Lines gets "elected" is through cheating the vote. Interesting since McCain is screaming there is no voter fraud. Yes, there is, right in the AZGOP HQ. SCs better be prepared to demand a fair vote count. You know what that means if you have been around a while. Don't let him get away with this again. With people like him & McCain, who needs Democrats?
Let's see ... denied and deflect. This all sounds so much like the words of an Obama who sat in the church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright who called on God to "damn America", then denies the fact we know, that Obama has proven to be just like Wright. Well Mr. Lines that doesn't sit well for your future. Birds of a feather do flock together ... and Donald J. Trump has arrived, not you, not McCain nor Flake for your days are numbered by your past acts.
In Mr. Graham's message confirming his family shooting day with Mr. Lines he states they were "exercising our first amendment rights." Evidently the outgoing leader of the AZGOP doesn't know the difference between our First and Second Amendment rights. Somebody give him a copy of the Constitution. If he doesn't know that - it's no wonder he doesn't know enough about State law to follow it.
I see that as a Freudian slip. He surely meant that they did talk about how Jonathan should continue to run the AZGOP into the ground.
Robert Shaw Graham's bad record of securities violations can be seen here: https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/3126485#disclosure...
He also has had several Superior Court cases against him
And a complaint with the fec.gov campaign finance reporting
You can find more on this information by searching Robert Graham on this site.