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The official beginning of "Operation 50 States" on the Daily Paul!

I now introduce to you:
"OPERATION 50 STATES"

What is "OPERATION 50 STATES"?
"Operation 50 States" is a little plan a few of us here on the DP decided to put together to help all of us Paul supporters across the nation. The whole idea is to find at least ONE Daily Pauler from EACH state and have that person fill us in with as much information as possible in regards to the primary and caucus processes for their state. Other useful information will be quite valuable as well. (our support numbers, meet-up group participation, campaign strategies, obstacles, etc).

WHO can be a representative for "OPERATION 50 STATES"?....
Anyone. While I said we want at least ONE rep for every state, we gladly welcome ANYONE who will share information with us in regards to what knowledge they may have about their state election processes. The more, the merrier!

WHEN does "OPERATION 50 STATES" begin?
Right now!!! (September 18th, 2011) It's time to get to work!

What is the most valuable information YOU can provide?
*Primary/Caucus rules and regulations.
*Campaign strategies.
*voter demographics.
*Identified opposition.
*"How To" advice.
*And just about everything else you can think of!

Alright folks, let the operation begin!.....
Find the information for YOUR state and start posting today.
You can always mark your post with OP50# just to let everyone know that your post contain crucial state information!
Peace & Good Luck!
RON PAUL 2012!

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Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
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OP 50 INDIANA

Open Primary Tuesday May 8, 2012
December 1, 2011 Voter Registration Opens
voter registration information here: http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm

DELEGATE INFO: County Clerk offices will have CAN 37 forms available in mid-late December or you can print them off the Indiana Secretary of State website http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/index.htm
type CAN 37 into site search to get pdf. if you want to print it from home but you must wait for the updated version in late December to early January.
CAN 37 (2012) filing dates should be early January-mid February (not yet officially announced)

Tuesday 8 May 2012 (tentative date): 27 of Indiana's 46 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Indiana Presidential Primary. (numbers below are from 2008)

27 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 9 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. [Rule 9-31]

Sunday 3 June - Monday 4 June 2012 (tentative date): 16 delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 6 bonus delegates) are chosen by the Indiana State Republican Convention. These 16 delegates are not required to reflect, in any way, the results of the primary voting; it has been determined that these delegates will go to the Republican National Convention officially "Unpledged". [Rule 9-32]

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Indiana's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position. [Rule 10-4]

Note: Elections for the 27 district delegates are held on 1 June (?). Elections for the 16 at-large delegates are held on 2 June (?) http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/IN-R#0508

ALL STATES (with daily updates) ELECTION INFO HERE Election 2012
Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/

PA...

Closed Primary (you may only vote for candidates within your party)

Delegates are also voted in during the primary.

Presidential Candidate must get a certain number of party signatures from the party members in order to be on the ballot.
Delegates must have 200 signatures from their congressional district party members in order to be on the ballot.

Contact the PA Board of Elections to get the information packet to become a Delegate (get it early because it takes a while to come in the mail)

Contact your local Meet-up group to assist you in getting signatures...and to also sign Dr. Paul's sheets so he can be on the ballot in PA.

get your name on ballot

To emphasize, an average Joe who is registered R can get his name on the ballot. During primary when PA voters go to the ballot they will see Joe's name and potentially vote for Joe so Joe can go to national and support RP.

200 signatures will be quick to collect. This starts the process of you getting to national GOP convention as Ron Paul delegate.

Texas

From what I've read, Texas has been called "officially closed" but also "semi-open". That is because in practice any registered voter on the primary election day, may vote which ever party. But after that they may not vote in the primary of another party, or switch during a run-off. But can vote for one party in the primary and then switch and vote the opposite party in the general election.

Last day to register to vote is February 5th, 2012
Primary Election day is March 6th, 2012.

"It could all be preventable, but we yield to the temptation of a free lunch." Ron Paul

Texas is caucus state

Caucus is the important part of our effort in Texas.

Texasmom, did you go to caucus and make it to the state convention last cycle?

OP50# Florida

Florida Primary date: 01/31/12
Registration Deadline: 01/03/12
It is a closed primary.

Can DP link up with C4L?. Michigan C4L is getting active.

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Free includes debt-free!

OP #50 Missouri update

March 17 at party-run county caucuses 10:00am sharp, be early
4/21/2011 state's eight congressional districts 10:00am sharp
GOP's statewide convention June 2

Missouri will send 52 delegates and 49 alternates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., to formally select a nominee for president.

OP50#

NEVADA

CAUCUS FEB 16, 2012

Great Job on getting the ball rollin', yall!

"OPERATION 50 STATES" is well underway and I believe I've counted posts of info on at least 11 states! Let's keep it goin'! We still need info on 39 more states!.... Any folks out there in Nevada? Iowa? New Hampshire?.... we wanna hear from YOU!!!

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

Michigan

Open primary

Arkansas is open primary. No

Arkansas is open primary. No need to change registration.

OP 50# Missouri: Our caucus

OP 50# Missouri: Our caucus has not been officially announced. Last time it was a Saturday in March for the counties, a Saturday in April or May for the District, and a Saturday in early summer for the State Convention.

We are an open caucus system. You must be a registered voter and the doors close at 10:00 am sharp. Be at the location by 9:15am.

They know we are coming in force. Last time we split the state about 50/50 and got creamed. We need more than .0007 percent of the population in each county to be successful. For example, a county of 100,000 needs more than .0007 x 100,000 to win. That equals more than 70 people per 100,000 to be RP supporters. Last time we had .0004 per 100,000.

Start keeping a list of people you know who will caucus with you and contact them a few months and then again a few weeks and then again a few days before the event.

You'll need people willing to be delegates and people who are there just to vote for our delegates. Have a list of RP supporters compiled and in the hands of all who will vote so that we get the correct people in the open spots.

Learn Roberts Rules of Order and move to replace the chair from the get go if they are being unfair.

Force standing counts instead of verbal shout outs.

Save your energy from debating with neocons. Be polite, ask questions, and just show up in numbers.

It helps to have invited friendly press and to have recording devices. Last time we got burned by a reporter who was a neocon.

Here's a chart for

states' voting information (primary/caucus dates, open or closed voting, how to register to vote, etc.)

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?315740-State-by-...

OPERATION 50 STATES: Florida

Palm beach gardens Florida, I have 40 or so people ready to vote for Ron Paul.

I got them to reg as a repub, advised them on what and where to go.

Sir we are squared away.

OP#50 CA

History Behind California's Primary Election System
Closed Primary System

A "closed" primary system governed California's primary elections until 1996. In a closed primary, only persons who are registered members of a political party may vote the ballot of that political party.
Open Primary System

The provisions of the "closed" primary system were amended by the adoption of Proposition 198, an initiative statute approved by the voters at the March 26, 1996, Primary Election. Proposition 198 changed the closed primary system to what is known as a "blanket" or "open" primary, in which all registered voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of political affiliation and without a declaration of political faith or allegiance. On June 26, 2000, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in California Democratic Party, et. al. v. Jones, stating that California's "open" primary system, established by Proposition 198, was unconstitutional because it violated a political party's First Amendment right of association. Therefore, the Supreme Court overturned Proposition 198.
Modified Closed Primary System for Presidential Elections

California's current "modified" closed primary system for Presidential elections was chaptered on September 29, 2000 and took effect on January 1, 2001. Senate Bill 28 (Ch. 898, Stats. 2000) implemented a "modified" closed primary system that permitted voters who had declined to provide a political party preference (formerly known as "decline to state" voters) to participate in a primary election if authorized by an individual party's rules and duly noticed by the Secretary of State.
Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act and Voter-Nominated Offices

On June 8, 2010, California voters approved Proposition 14, which created the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act.

Except for the office of U.S. President and county central committee offices, offices that used to be known as "partisan offices" (e.g., state constitutional offices, U.S. Congress, and state legislative offices) are now known as "voter-nominated" offices.

Under the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates running in a primary election, regardless of their party preference, will appear on a single Primary Election ballot and voters can vote for any candidate. The top two overall vote-getters – not the top vote-getter from each qualified party and anyone using the independent nomination process – will move on to the General Election.

Candidates for voter-nominated office can choose whether to list their party preference on the Primary and General Election ballots. Political parties can no longer formally nominate candidates for voter-nominated offices, so a candidate who finishes in the top two at the Primary Election and advances to the General Election is not the official nominee of any party for the office.

Are You Already Registered to Vote?

To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit the Secretary of State's Check Status of Your Voter Registration web page. If you are not registered to vote, you can follow the simple steps below.

Registering to Vote

To register to vote in California, you must be:

A United States citizen,
A resident of California,
18 years of age or older on Election Day,
Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State's Voting Guide for Currently or Formerly Incarcerated Californians), and
Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.

California Registration Deadlines
California Voter Registration
Deadlines for Upcoming Elections Election Date Your registration must be
postmarked no later than:
June 5, 2012
(Presidential Primary Election) May 21, 2012

How You Can Register to Vote

Fill Out A Voter Registration Form Now

Simply step through the screens and fill in the information requested on the form. Then print it, sign it, and mail it directly to the county elections office address that is pre-printed on the form. If you have any questions, you may contact the Elections Division at elections@sos.ca.gov or (800) 345-8683.

New Voter Assistance

For a voter registration form in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, visit the Secretary of State's New Voters web page.

Pick Up A Voter Registration Form

You can pick up a voter registration form at your county elections office, library, or U.S. Post Office. It is important that your voter registration form be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.

If you are enrolled in California's Confidential Address Program, Safe At Home, please do not attempt to register to vote using this site. To register to vote, contact the Safe At Home program toll free at (877) 322-5227 or by email at safeathome@sos.ca.gov.
Military and Overseas Voters

Includes United States Citizens who are members of the Uniformed Services (on active duty) and their eligible dependents, members of the Merchant Marine and their eligible dependents, Commissioner Corps of the Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States citizens residing outside the United States.
When to Re-Register to Vote

You will need to re-register to vote when:

You move to a new permanent residence
You change your name
You change your political party choice

As a California voter, you should be aware that in some areas, local elections are held on dates that do not coincide with statewide election dates. The 15-day close of registration deadline for these local elections varies depending on the actual date of the election. If you need to know a deadline for a local election, contact your county elections office.
Voter Registration Deadlines

In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide Election Day, so please register early!
Voter Registration Drives

Anyone distributing voter registration cards in California should be familiar with the rules and regulations for conducting voter registration drives. For information, please read the Secretary of State's Guide to Voter Registration Drives.
Statement of Distribution Form for Voter Registration Cards

Anyone requesting 50 or more voter registration cards from the Secretary of State must complete and submit a Statement of Distribution Form and a plan of distribution to the Secretary of State.

The statement and plan of distribution can be mailed or faxed to:

California Secretary of State

Elections Division

1500 11th Street, 5th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

Fax: (916) 653-3214

The Secretary of State's Elections Division will process the request within 48 hours of receiving it. For additional assistance, please contact the Secretary of State's Elections Division at (916) 657-2166.
Voter Registration Statistics

The Secretary of State is responsible for producing a statistical report detailing voter registration numbers in California several times per year. To view these reports, please go to Voter Registration Statistics.
Additional Assistance

For additional assistance with voter registration, please contact the Secretary of State's office at the following toll-free numbers:

English: (800) 345-8683
Chinese: (800) 339-2857
Japanese: (800) 339-2865
Korean: (866) 575-1558
Spanish: (800) 232-8682
Tagalog: (800) 339-2957
Vietnamese: (800) 339-8163

I believe that in

California you MUST be registered republican to vote for Ron Paul as the California republican party rules do not allow anyone other than republicans to vote on their candidates in the presidential primary. Please get registered republican ASAP.

OP # 50 Demographic BAY AREA CA

Its a wide range because California is so massive it requires each city to give the census.

The bay area is loaded with potential Ron Paul voters but it takes a lot for the majority of them to listen first then to actually get motivated and do something. But the welfare state and the police state are merged here with home land security being in San Jose,so as citizens people are ready to have more of what we earn.

So most ave people don't even know Ron Paul and care nothing of politics but feel the economy and how tough it is with gas around $4.00 a nice studio apartment for $1400 a month rent, car insurance $100 a month, and usually is you make $30,000 a year with all deductions it takes 30% of income and sales tax 8.25% and so many parking gestapo/speed traps ($300 plus fines) you go to your house and park the wrong direction or in your drive way but in the side walk section they give you a $50 ticket, you can just stop for a few minutes and come out to a ticket.

But showing the public that Ron Paul predicted the housing bubble which affects CA greatly, and all the economic problem solutions, people will listen. If we can get bill boards and tv/ radio on the economy and his prowess of the subject it will succeed

I'm in Alabama and I think we

I'm in Alabama and I think we are an open primary state

MASSACHUSETTS

Delegate information will be posted on the massgop.com website OCT. 1

nationwide grassroots campaign

Organize by county, get one "contact" in each county and it can all be organized from DP with everyone helping with new ideas.
"The Candidate's Handbook" (for winning state and local elections) by Harvey York has been used since 1981 by the republican party organizers. York worked for Ronald Reagan.
It is so simple. Don't agonize, organize.
We may already have one person in each county that is willing to work for Ron Paul the Father of Freedom.
So, start with the state and then organize by county.

reasonnow

excellent strategy idea!

First the states, and then the counties! Brilliant! Let's keep the ball rolling! The more ideas, the better!

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

Oregon

Oregon is a closed primary state, you must register with the party primary you want to vote in. In other words, if you want to vote for Ron Paul, in the primary, in Oregon you MUST be a republican. Register asap, like now....

You can register at your local Post Office

In OR

it's also very easy to register online.

tilting@windbags

Having trouble uploading forum topics

who's willing to upload information for me? I'm experiencing some server problems with the site write now that is preventing me from being able to upload information. I wanted to upload a transcript of the e-mail I was using to send to businesses.

Daniel Fortune

I know not course others may take, but as for me, give me Liberty, or give me Death! ~Patrick Henry
www.4libertysake.com

just post it here...

and I'll make sure it finds it's way onto the big board!
Thanks!

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

don't know what the deal is but...

its not letting me post it... can I e-mail it to you?

Daniel Fortune

I know not course others may take, but as for me, give me Liberty, or give me Death! ~Patrick Henry
www.4libertysake.com

Campaign Idea for out of State Activists

I live in WA, and I wanted to do more for the campaign in other states, so I decided to research businesses in Iowa and I created an e-mail about Ron Paul's views on taxes and the Economy; and how it would benefit their business.

This is the e-mail I sent. Let's start hitting up Iowa, New Hampshire,Nevada, and South Carolina!!!

KEEP MORE OF YOUR MONEY

The power to tax is the power to destroy, which is why Ron Paul never has, and never will support higher taxes.

Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:
He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Our national debt is currently over $14 trillion, with the government spending nearly $2 trillion more per year than it collects. The American people should not have to pay for Washington’s reckless and out-of-control appetite for debt.

High taxes stifle innovation, prevent saving, destroy production, crush the middle class and the poor, and discourage investment. Every American is entitled to the fruits of his labor, especially during these tough economic times.

Lowering taxes will leave you more money to take care of yourself and your family, and it will... allow businesses greater opportunities to hire new workers, increase current salaries, and expand their companies.

As President, Ron Paul will support a Liberty Amendment to the Constitution to abolish the income and death taxes. And he will be proud to be the one who finally turns off the lights at the IRS for good.

Capital gains taxes, which punish you for success (and interfere with your efforts to hedge against inflation by purchasing gold and silver coins), should also be immediately repealed.

Struggling college students and those working to support their families would be greatly benefited and receive an immediate pay raise by eliminating taxes on tips.

As a congressman, Ron Paul has consistently endorsed legislation to let Americans claim more tax credits and deductions, including on educational costs, alternative energy vehicles, and health care. He also believes it is immoral to tax senior citizens twice by requiring them to include Social Security benefits in their gross income at tax time. A first step to eliminating that requirement would be to repeal the 1993 increase in taxes on Social Security benefits. Then we must abolish that tax entirely.

While a Flat Tax or a Fair Tax would each be a better alternative to the income tax system, Congressman Paul believes we would have to guarantee the 16th Amendment is repealed to avoid having both the income tax and one of these systems as an additional tax.

But there is a better way. Restraining federal spending by enforcing the Constitution’s strict limits on the federal government’s power would help result in a 0% income tax rate for Americans.

The answer to spending and debt is to return to a constitutionally limited government that protects liberty – not one that keeps robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Sincerily,

Volunteer @ www.iowaforronpaul.com

Daniel Fortune

I know not course others may take, but as for me, give me Liberty, or give me Death! ~Patrick Henry
www.4libertysake.com

d4chin, are you a PCO in WA?