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How to become a delegate INFO HERE!, I am only posting this once.

I received a phone call and asked to respond to a post about how to become a delegate. I do this in hesitation, but will do it for the good of the liberty movement. I am sick of the fighting and the attempts by a small group here to lie and decieve people about delegates, once this post gains traction you will see who they are, trust the information you confirm, do not follow the advice of the dividers that are clearly against people becoming a delegate, DO NOT LISTEN TO WEEBLES he needs to be IGNORED, he is not trying to help you but make things complictaed and discourage you. I have no desire to be attacked any longer for posting delegate infomation, it will be up to all of you to become educated.

If you really want to help, please post your bylaws/party rules on the delegatetraining website under the bylaws/party rules forum topic.

We will organize them by district county and state once we have more posted.

www.delegatetraining.com

# 1 : You must be a registered Republican in most states.

# 2 : The rules to become a delegate vary from district and county, you must obtain your bylaws to see what your area requires you to become a delegate. Many cases you just need to register to become a delegate, that simple. Some areas try to make it extremely complictaed to keep the avg joe citizen out of the way.

# 3 : In some cases delegates are elected by the members of your local party, in many other cases there are not enough people that register to become a delegate so your area may allow you to be a delegate just by simply you apply to become a delegate.

# 4 : You must learn Roberts rules of order, this is a must, Roberts rules is the language used during conventions and meetings, if you don't understand roberts rules you will be at an extreme disadvantage.

# 5 : You must show up to every delegate meeting, if you do not, you could and probably will lose your spot as a delegate and your spot will go to an alternate delegate. You must stay inm it until the end.

# 6 : If all of your delegates slots are filled, you need to register to become an alternate delegate, the alternates will obtain the spot of a delegate should the delegate not show up for a meeting and the alternate will take their place as a delegate.

# 7 : To become a delegate you must contact your local chairman or officer(s) of the party and ask for the form to register to become a delegate. Make a copy of your signed application for your own records.

# 8 : I encourage everyone who is not a delegate to become one NOW, some of you have probably already missed your chance to ceome a delegate because the registration process has ended, call your chairman tomorrow.

There is a delegate forum that has been up for months and saw very little interest, so we stopped posting information, if we see the site gain action (people actually posting and asking questions) we will finish the site and continue to post information and answer questions there once again.

www.delegatetraining.com



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Depending on what the voting rules are in your state, they will

either be able to make their own decision about who to vote for at the National Convention or have to vote according to the popular vote in your state, or a combination. Maybe they have to vote the popular (straw poll) vote in round 1, then vote their conscience. Obtain a current copy of the delegate voting rules to find this out.
Delegates ought not to be weak, meager, easily swayed or pushed. Strong, steadfast delegates are needed, robust, to stand up whatever has to be stood up to at the Convention, state or national, including the Republican Party leadership if need be. You must assert yourself, the strongest from each state should go, the 1s who won't compromise, who won't be persuaded to do something other than what they're there to do.

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It could be in your state that the delegates can completely vote their conscience at the Convention & therefore you need firm Ron Paul supporters, no matter what the popular vote in your state is. You should put your resources toward what will get the delegates elected, if they must be elected at the ballot box, then work on getting the delegate vote there, if the Republicans at the convention need to be persuaded, then work on doing that. In other words, you don't necessarily need to concentrate on what will get Ron Paul elected, you need to look at what will get the delegates elected. Don't do the explaining yourself. If someone isn't supporting Ron Paul, ask them why, don't explain to them why he should be supported. If they come up w/ the flimsy, non-substantive answer that they don't have to explain, don't spend your time w/ them & spend it w/ someone who it will be productive to spend it w/ & ask them how its going for them, if the 2008 election has made their life better, if it was everything they thought it would be. It was what they wanted, wasn't it?
PLease don't misunderstand, I'm not suggesting you shouldn't do what you can to get out the popular vote for Ron Paul, I'm just saying you shouldn't ignore what will get the delegates elected. Pay attn. to your deadlines. If you have to register w/ the Election Board to become a delegate, know the date & have your paperwork together, if its the Republican Party, get your dates in writing & stay on top of it.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

I'd love to be a delegate, but

I can't get any straight answers. The links you provide are all empty of information for my state/county, my local Republican Party office won't tell me anything, my MeetUp doesn't know anything, my State Republican Party office won't tell me anything. I emailed my local c 4 l contact, and they said "contact the official campaign." I'm ready, willing and able to do this, but no one will help me.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

What state are you from Betty?

In my state of Texas you become you can become a delegate right after you vote in the primarys by staying at the precinct meeting afterward.

I'm in

Sacramento County California.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Who can help?

Who can help?

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Texas Delegates

On my facebook page today I saw this message:

Republican Party of Texas
"Today is the first day to file for Precinct Chairman in Texas! If you are interested in stepping up to lead your neighborhood in the battle to reclaim the White House, contact your County Chairman and file for this grassroots leadership position!"

If you're in Texas, this is it. This is where you start. This is the place to go. This is the thing to do.
imo

They linked to this page:
http://texasgop.org/county-chairmen

It's a good start, but for Texans (how it's been in recent past), the real thing starts the Day of the Primary.
On that Day:
Register Republican (Here in Tom Green, you can "register" the day of the primary even)
Vote
After the polls Close, Go Back
Attend meeting, become delegate to County Convention.
If nobody's at your meeting, congratulations, you're probably the new Precinct Chairman.

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STEVE PARENT ALERT

Readers beware.

No real Ron Paul supporter will require you to sign up with them or reveal your personal information BEFORE giving you information on how to become a delegate.

Furthermore, this is accomplishable locally, no national organizer (as Steve Parent thinks he is) required.

But if you feel that you want to go with some kind of nationally organized thing, then only do so with people who will release ALL RELEVANT INFO to you without requiring ANYTHING in exchange.

No patriot need disclose any information to anyone about themselves to support Ron Paul as a delegate.

Check in with experienced Ron Paul Republicans in your own state to find out how, register Republican and attend your local GOP meetings.

Steve Parent ("Neverquit" who has quit DP now about a dozen times) is NOT REQUIRED!

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#8

You said in #8 that some of us have already missed our chance to become delegates because the registration process has ended.

Which states are you referring to?

Call your local GOP as soon as possible...

then you will know if it's you or not =)

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We need to organize our precincts to elect delegates

I don't know how it works in every state but in Washington state we elect many of the delegates from the precinct on up in a series of caucuses and conventions we need people to show up and be willing to be precinct delegates and we need to organize with other people in our district, county, and ultimately state so that precinct delegates, district delegates, county delegates, and state delegates all have a slate of RP delegates they know who to vote for at each caucus/convention.

Your title...

is so very DrSteveParentesque! Only the old timers will know what I'm talking about...

Kudos to you guys who are getting involved. Keep up the good work.

'Cause there's a monster on the loose

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because everyone that can do this should do this. Remember, YOU are just as able/qualified to do this as anyone else that is doing it for the FED,IRS,Obamacare, and Frothy Substance candidates. Probably more qualified that those doing it for the "Hair Club"

Contact me about Missouri delegate process

Feel free to contact me about the Missouri delegate/caucus/convention process. I know what the process is very well, as well as the dirty tricks they have pulled in the past. I was very involved in this process last time.

Here are a couple of articles from back then. One article touches on the rump convention I chaired. These are only two, there were more at the time and these two only get into the first two battles, but not the other events that followed. Long story... We had a victory in the end, but what a wild ride it was back then.

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Ron Paul supporters take control of Republican caucus
Source: http://suburbanjournals.stltoday.com/articles/2008/03/24/new...

By Kalen Ponche
Monday, March 24, 2008 8:37 AM CDT

St. Charles County's Republican caucus at St. Peters City Hall was anything but typical this year.

Normally, caucuses are political formalities in which the party faithful vote on a list of delegates to send to the state convention and the congressional district caucuses.

But this year's caucus stretched into a six-hour event after supporters of Ron Paul, a presidential nominee and Texas congressman, gained control of the caucus.Josh Stigal, a 24-year-old Republican attendee, walked out of the caucus after three hours.

"It's ridiculous," he said.

Although Paul received just 3.8 percent of the vote during the primary race in St. Charles County, the Paul supporters were in the majority of the 131 people who attended the March 15 caucus. They quickly elected Brent Stafford, a Paul supporter from O'Fallon, as chairman.

"They were able to garner a few more people than we were," said Penny Bennett, member of the St. Charles Republican Central Committee. "Our people seemed to think that if they voted in the primary they didn't need to go in the caucus."

The Paul supporters filled 241 of the 274 delegate slots from St. Charles County. At the county-level caucuses, delegates were chosen to attend the state and congressional caucus. At these events, the attendees will help select the 55 delegates from Missouri who will go to the national GOP convention, where a presidential nominee is chosen.

The scene was similar at other caucuses across the state. In Kansas City, Springfield and several smaller counties, Paul supporters represented the majority of caucus-goers. Some Paul supporters claim they have secured one third of the total delegates who will attend the state convention.

Stafford said Paul supporters across Missouri organized through the Internet and even had practice caucuses.

But he said their main motive was not to put Paul in the White House.

"We weren't shouting Ron Paul! Ron Paul!" he said. "It was about party ideals."

The caucus attendees passed a proposed rule change that could impact the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. During the first vote, Missouri's 55 delegates are bound to vote for John McCain, who won the most votes during the statewide Republican primary Feb. 5. But Paul's supporters want the delegates to have the option of voting for the candidate who best represents the platform of the Missouri Republican Party.

The Paul supporters also did their best to propose amendments that would change the party platform to include support for abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Federal Reserve, removing troops from Iraq, and removing Republican support for President George W. Bush.

"The bottom line is to keep the dialogue going," Stafford said.

Jon Bennett, chairman of the Republican Central Committee, said ultimately it won't matter if Ron Paul supporters got a majority of candidates from a few counties across the state.

"The bulk of the people who will attend the state convention are going to still be bound to vote for John McCain for president of the United States," he said.

Bennett said the Ron Paul supporters should do what other Republicans have done and look at the big picture when it comes to the future of the GOP.

"I welcome these people to the Republican party," Bennett said. "If they want to be apart, that's fine, I have no problem with that. ... I think the way they are going about doing this, it disenfranchised a lot of the Republican faithful of St. Charles County."

How it works

The Republican delegate selection process:

Missouri's 114 counties each had caucuses to select delegates to send to the Missouri State Republican Convention and to the congressional district caucuses.

At the nine congressional district caucuses, attendees choose three delegates and three alternates to send to the National Republican Convention. (9 x 3 = 27)

At the Missouri State Republican Convention, attendees choose 28 delegates and alternates to send to the National Republican Convention. (27 28 = 55)

Three delegate positions are given to party leaders

55 3 = 58 delegates who will attend the National Republican Convention Sept. 1-4 in St. Paul, Minn.

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Clyde Barrow:
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/missourist...

KIRKWOOD — Ron Paul's local forces came armed with a portable copier and Robert's Rules of Order as they marched Saturday into the cafeteria of Kirkwood High School.

But that wasn't enough to counter the tactics of Republican regulars at the party's 2nd Congressional District convention.

Within minutes, amid a mix of cheers and protests, district GOP leaders disqualified almost half of the convention delegates or alternates — most of them suspected supporters of the Texas congressman's presidential bid.

Ousted delegates included St. Charles County's contingent and some from west St. Louis County.

Paul's army of allies had counted on using Robert's Rules of Order, which govern meeting procedures, to mount a takeover. Perched on a back table, the copier whirred as Paul supporters frantically produced copies of the rules list when it became clear that a confrontation was inevitable. Instead, on the orders of convention leaders, angry Paul allies and the copier were escorted out of the cafeteria shortly after the meeting began.

"It was a ramrod job!'' shouted Don Griffin, a conservative Republican activist and Paul supporter, as he confronted convention chairman Rich Magee after the session adjourned. "You should be ashamed of yourself.''

Magee, mayor of Glendale, said the delegate purge complied with last-minute changes in convention rules approved by the state party, which placed credentials committee business atop the agenda. That was necessary, Magee added, to protect the results of the state's Feb. 5 presidential primary, won by John McCain. As a result, McCain is guaranteed all 58 Missouri's delegates.

At issue were Paul supporters "who came in here and don't want to support John McCain at the presidential convention," Magee said. "These are not Republicans, in my opinion."

Although Paul garnered only 5 percent of the statewide vote, some of his supporters are seeking to advance their man's candidacy or views by changing the state GOP rules so that presidential delegates don't have to back McCain at the convention.

After Saturday's ousters, the largely pro-McCain delegates who remained quickly approved a bloc of like-minded presidential delegates — labeled the "Faithful Republican Slate" — to be sent to the presidential convention in Minneapolis in September.

But Brent Stafford, the pro-Paul chairman of the ousted St. Charles delegate bloc, said some old-guard Republicans misunderstand his side's motivation. "We're trying to return the Republican Party to its conservative roots, '' Stafford said.

Among other things, Paul opposes the Iraq war, the Patriot Act, proposed national identification cards and the use of eminent domain to obtain private property.

After being tossed out, Stafford chaired a hastily organized counter-convention of Paul delegates in the high school's hall. The group approved a report listing the alleged procedural violations by the 2nd District GOP leaders, which Stafford said will be forwarded to the national party headquarters.

In the party's 5th District, in the Kansas City area, the Paul forces were in the majority. And as a result, the presidential convention slate (3 delegates) are pro-Paul, but they are rule-bound to vote for McCain on first ballot.

Despite Saturday's setbacks, the Paul camp isn't ready to give up. Organizers announced plans to arrange for buses to transport Paul delegates and supporters to Branson for the state convention.

"If nothing else,'' Stafford shouted, "we'll have a big party!"

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NOTHING is more important in our fight to get Ron Paul elected than this.

NOTHING.

Ron Paul delegates are literelly on the front line and in the trenches doing battle.

I had a lot of respect for them in 2008 because they took a BASHING at the rotted, corrupt Republican National Convention.

You literelly have to put your life on hold to go through the onerous process it takes to get delegate status.

So BRAVO to you delegates, the TRUEST of the Ron Paul Patriots.

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Advice from an RP delegate -- 2008

I became a delegate to the Iowa state convention in 2008. My wife actually became an alternate delegate to the national convention. I am also the current county GOP chairman.

That doesn't make me an expert on becoming a delegate (especially in other states), but it does put me ahead of about 98% of the people in our movement in first hand experience.

The following advice applies primarily to caucus states and certainly to Iowa.

#1 The most important part of becoming a delegate is becoming involved in your local GOP party. Before you start spouting off about Ron Paul or even the federal reserve, ask some of the local party activists (or County chairman) about how to become a delegate. (If they already know where you stand go ahead and ask anyway, but I hope you have not previously been unnecessarily abrasive in your interactions with regular party members.) Always remember, a skunk is never welcome at a picnic.

#2 Do everything you can to build a LOCAL network of personal friends/supporters. Obviously this is going to involve making ideological converts, but these do not have to be sold on liberty lock, stock, and barrel. If all they care about is ending the war and are willing to become blue Republicans, great! Who cares if they don't understand the federal reserve? Their vote in your caucus counts just as much as if they were Tom Woods.

#3 Reach out and help other RP supporters in your county. You will need help at the county level and they will need to be duplicating your efforts in their own precincts/wards.

#4 Coordinate with your state campaign organization, especially prior to the district and state conventions. As the numbers of delegate slots are reduced at successive levels, we will need to have a plan so that we agree on a slate of delegates before hand. This is to avoid diluting or cancelling out our votes. The central campaign may also cut deals with other organizations to put OUR delegate candidates on THEIR slates. Organization wins.

#5 If you are sufficiently organized, becoming an expert on Robert's Rules is not necessary. Having at least one parliamentarian (with several backups), of course, is necessary. And a rudimentary understanding is always helpful. But numbers are key. Numbers, numbers, numbers.
It doesn't help to know the perfect time to call for a division of the house when you're one vote shy of winning.
Get enough bodies there and magically almost all of your parliamentary problems go away.

#6 BECOME your county GOP chairman. Then you are automatically a delegate to your county and district conventions. And your need to worry about parliamentary tricks evaporates.(There wasn't that easy? ;) )

You may have noticed that most of these activities will also greatly improve Ron Paul's chances of winning in your state's caucus and/or primary.

For example, if you took several new people to the Ames Iowa Straw Poll, congratulations! You are already well on your way to becoming a delegate.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

Missouri delegate process

If anyone wants to know more about the Missouri delegate process, click my name and send me a message.

I am not inclined to lay out any strategy here. Trust me on this.

Make this topic

Make this topic permanent.

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Every state has different

Every state has different rules for becoming a delegate. GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR LOCAL GOP, or meetup group, and then you will find out what it takes.
NEVER forget, The GOP WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO MAKE SURE PAUL DELEGATES DO NOT GET TO THE RNC. Make the above statement your mantra, and do everything possible to fight them.