Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: You may recall that Sen. Sylvia Allen has been actively trying to unseat the current Navajo County Republican Committee Board. She doesn't like that they believe Jonathan Lines deserves to be recalled. Now what is there to criticize about wanting to recall a Chairman who has systematically ignored proper behavior, the AZGOP Bylaws, refused to seat a duly elected Secretary or give her access to records accorded her in the Bylaws, hand-picking the State Committeemen in his voting district of Yuma County instead of holding a legal election? Oh, that last one tells the story: Lines is prone to committing actions illegal to the AZGOP and Sen. Allen is just following orders. We will certainly not forget what she calls Republicans who disagree with her - Nazis. To their face and publicly! Looks to us like Obama's Deep State is firmly established in Arizona by Lines, Allen and McCain/Flake. There are just too many skunks in the swamp in AZ.]
Here is the latest skirmish:
[Sen. Allen has lined up a guy to illegally call a special meeting of the NCRC to take out Chairman Steven Slaton, 1st VC Karen MacKean and all other officers and replace them with her choices, presumably family members. That smacks of corruption on so many levels that we don't have enough column to lay it all out!! She doesn't even see the problem with that or think it is a problem for an elected Senator to actively orchestrate the removal of duly elected officers who won't do her bidding. It looks to us like she is channelling McCain!]
Wrote Chairman Slaton:
This letter is the response to Allen's unethical and dishonorable behavior:
On November 8th all elected NCRC PC’s received from a Jim Oakley Vance, one of the elected pc’s, a notice “call for and notice of meeting” the purpose of which is to remove the NCRC Executive Board and rescind the bylaws. This “call” or “notice of a meeting” is void and non-compliant, here is why:
ARTICLE III page 6:
The call and notice must contain the time and place of the Special Meeting and the object or objects thereof. Any call must be delivered to the Secretary at least thirty (30) days before the date of the proposed meeting. In the event of a call issued by Voting Members or by the Executive Committee, the Secretary shall immediately notify each person or group who may be threatened by the object of the meeting and give them ten (10) days to inspect the call and challenge any questionable signatures. If at the expiration of such time, the required number of qualified signer’s remains, the Secretary shall mail the Notice of the Call. (Only the secretary can do this, no one else not Mr. Vance).
Article III Item C page 6 of bylaws for a Special Meeting.
Special meetings may be held at any time by: A written call issued by the County Chairman, or signed by twenty percent (20%) or more of the Members representing at least three (3) precincts, or signed by forty percent (40%) of the members of the Executive Committee; and Written notice of the call containing the information herein required being mailed to every Member by the Secretary at least ten (10) days before the meeting.
Those who signed the call for a meeting did not reach the threshold of 3 PRECINCTS they only have 2 precincts with signatures. No Executive Committee signed the call letter. This as well voids out a call for a meeting.
Article III Item D Quorum.
A quorum for the transaction of any business of the NCRC shall be at least one-third (1/3) of the elected NCRC OFFICERS or appointed NCRC OFFICERS. They should be, in person or by proxy to be represented by a person. If the number necessary to constitute a quorum shall fail to attend in person or by proxy at the time and place fixed for the Statutory or Mandatory Meeting or fixed by call and notice.
None of the elected or appointed NCRC officers will be at this illegal meeting, which does not recognize this as an official meeting of the NCRC. Mr. Vance’s failure to follow the NCRC bylaws, and special meeting requirements as stated above. There has to be a quorum for any meeting. No quorum no meeting.
It was stated in the call letter, bylaws changes were not received by those who signed this call letter, proper notice of the bylaw changes for review! I have the mailer receipts when they were mailed and they all voted “yea” to approve the bylaws changes. We have this recorded not only in the minutes we have the tape recording as well.
Chairman of the Official Navajo County Republican Committee
CC: Chairman Jonathan Lines AZGOP
CC: Secretary Gabby Mercer
CC: Mark Brnovich Arizona State Attorney General
So someone is finally stating what is going on with all these rinos who just want power, yes that means you Sylvia!! I got your message about how you feel about people who are not in favor of your actions! I questioned your actions against the duly elected Superintendent of Schools & got the most scathing letter from you which told me what you really are!!
Between you & your little boy, Jeff Flake, (whom I never thought was the golden boy) you've managed to corrupt the political scene in Arizona, with the help of McShame and others in your circle!
May your Morman friends see you for what you really are & stop backing you up! Hopefully you will get this message!
I cannot believe what the Establishment Elite Ruling Class are up to in Navajo County and it is time they are stopped. I absolutely stand with Chairman Steve Slaton and Vice Chairman Karen MacKean and I urge everyone to do the same. I experienced the exact thing when I was state chairman when the same Establishment Elite did their utmost to remove me from office. Didn't happen but they did succeed with getting the party back through the election of my successor and his successor. If this transgression is allowed to proceed there is no reason for any of us to remain in the Republican Party as it stands today. Not one damn reason.
But don't expect a single district chairman to step up to the plate with you. Most of them are cowards and have no place leading an ant line to a bread crumb. We just read in a recent post about some of these chairmen who coward in the face of controversy. It's sickening what the republican party has come to. YOU should run against Allen.
ALL OF THIS STUFF IS WHY I AM NO LONGER A REPUBLICAN...WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE WHO WILL LEAD HERE IN AZ. DUE TO THE MCSHAME/MORMON MESS CONTROLLING THINGS INCLUDING GEORGE SOROS AND MANY OTHERS JUST AS DISGUSTING. LOOK AT THE POOR CHOICES WE HAVE FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS! DARNED FEW ESPECIALLY AT THE LOCAL LEVALS....AND NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND LEAD...WE HAVE A REPUBLICAN PLATFORM AND BY LAWS BUT NONE OF THOSE ELECTED SEEM TO KNOW HOW TO READ THEM OR UNDERSTAND THEM AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE EACH YEAR....I AM SO DISGUSTED THAT I CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED I SEE THIS STATE TURNING BLUE IN 2018....MAKES ME SAD AS WE FINALLY HAVE A GOD SENT PRESIDENT WHO LOVES AMERICA AND WANTS TO MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN. SYLVIA NEEDS TO RETIRE AND TAKE MANY OTHERS WITH HER....STEVE SLATON SHOULD RUN FOR HER SEAT AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR AGES....HIS STANCE ON MOST EVERYTHING FITS WITH OUR PLATFORM AND HE HAS THE RIGHT TRAITS TO BE A LEADER.... OR MAYBE HE SHOULD UNSEAT LINES!!!! WE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS WHEN TOM MORRISAY WAS CHAIRMAN AND THE RINO/DITZ TRIED EVERYTHING TO GET RID OF HIM AND HIS CONSERVATIVE WAYS....THEN WE GOT ROBT. AND NOW LINES....YUK JUST CAN'T STAND TO SEE US LOSE OUR DIRECTION WITH THESE DITZ. RUN STEVE RUN!!!!!!
Allen does what she's told to do by the GOP Bosses and needs to be voted out of office, so up to those in her LD to run and support someone to remove her and that will settle the disputes and hopefully fix other issues in the State as well.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Is there a mechanism within the state GOP bylaws providing for a neutral investigation into this matter? If it truly is this bad with the alleged malfeasance, then we need to get it fixed before it continues to tear our district apart and open the door for another Democrat. Clearly, neither Slaton nor Allen is shrinking from this fight and I don't see a resolution self-materializing other than via the election process, which can have a risky outcome. And it sounds like we wouldn't receive a neutral investigation and opinion-rendering from the state GOP leaders.
Mike: It is that bad. There is no mechanism in the bylaws specific to this situation but if there was, it would not matter. You have read on this post, the post Where have all the Activists Gone and other posts the disregard that the AZGOP and District chairmen have for the rules, the bylaws, the PCs and state committeemen. It's an ongoing problem and it stems from conservative PCs who have read the party platform (so few have) refusing to recruit more conservative PCs so as to prevail in party elections. All the while, AZGOP, using McCain money, pays people to recruit establishment or just plain disinterested or ignorant paper PCs to fill empty seats, then take the proxies and control the vote. In Maricopa County's 2017 elections, more than 1/2 of the votes cast were by PCs who did not show up but gave their proxy to one person in their precinct. Some precincts have from 10-20 PC votes so one person can vote that many times with proxies. Maricopa County is the 4th largest county in the COUNTRY and #1 controlled by republicans. That is why Maricopa County has been on Soros' radar screen the past two elections.
Well at least the resolutions, if enacted and enforced, on using auditable paper ballots and allowing no more than 2 proxies per person would be a great start, especially given that the establishment group barely won last time. Further, the transparency is even greater now than a few years ago, and surely their sponsor McCain will be medically retiring some time in 2018.
I too stand with Steve and the other NCRC executive committee members. Every LD and County committee should update their bylaws to reflect the attachment. That is if they have not already done so. There is so many disreputable activities through out Arizona republican LDs and County committees that we the PCs and the SCs are not serving our constituents the republican voters when allowing the ongoing in your face disrespect for the principles of our party, our state and our country.
Every PC and SC through Arizona should submit their version of the attached resolutions. Send to Barry Wong AZGOP Resolutions Committee at:
email@example.com the dealine for submitting these first steps to restore AZGOP integrity and our trust is 45 days before the mandatory, 1/27/2018, meeting date. Submit your resolutions by 12/12/2017.
SEE Monday, November 27, 2017 FOR ADDTIONAL INFORMATION
Wong is also a problem in the pocket of the Elites and always has been. The LD's need to amend their By Laws to bring about a solution and one would be NO PROXIES PERIOD, I believe this would eliminate the so called Shadow PC's from the mix and just possibly fix the entire system.
This proves what I am seeing with districts I wrote about earlier. If this goes through and the very fact that it's a possibility to go through, every district chair must make it their personal business to retreat from AZGOP. Just stop everything, no meetings, no one should go to the state meeting or even set up a credentials table. Bold & courageous action is the only thing left. It's no point to worry about what the establishment might do at the meeting. They do what they want anyway and PCs and chairmen sit & watch their party get stolen from them. From us, even tho I am an Independent with conservative values I don't see in the party now. I see no reason to be a republican when this kind of thing happens & the party bosses ram rod it through. Beware, all you district boards. Do not point at J. Lines while you sit and moan.