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This is Brent Stafford from Missouri - Updated #3

This is Brent Stafford. I wanted to let everyone know I am out of jail and am just now starting to read some of the posts about what happened today.

I am actually in my car right now, so I will post more complete details when I get to someplace where I can take more time.

First of all, thank you to everyone who was concerned and calling the police station. Apparently they were getting flooded with calls.

I was trying to reconvene the meeting in the gymnasium, according to the rules, and was told I have the leave the gym along with everyone else or I would be trespassing. I went outside and tried to let everyone know we were going to try to reconvene. Some people we trying to go to a nearby park to do so, but the rules are clear the the caucus may only be held in the location printed in the Call to Caucus printed in a newspaper 15 days prior. The ONLY place we could reconvene was at the high school.

I stood on a chair to address the crowd to let them know we were going to reconvene and what we needed to do. At that point I was approached by told I was under arrest.

More to come...

--------------- Update

Okay, I have a minute, and a beer! Here is the saga.

There are three main culprits to today's fiasco. Eugene Dokes - St. Charles County Republican Committee Chairman, Bryan Spencer - Chairman of the Caucus Committee for the St. Charles County GOP (he organized the caucus), and Matt Ehlen - The guy they installed as Chairman and who ended the meeting before conducting any business.

I approached Bryan Spencer several times, prior to the commencement of the caucus, to point out where things that were being planned violated the rules. He said, "We are going to do it this way, challenge it if you want." He is the one that was trying to rig the process to select delegates proportionally based on who was in attendance. They conducted a straw poll as people were checked in, in violation of State GOP rules.

The meeting was supposed to begin at 10:00am. There were so many people still in line that by the time the meeting was ready to start it was just after 11:00am.

Eugene Dokes started the meeting by immediately declaring there would be no video or audio recording allowed, and that if anyone refused to stop, they would be removed by police. The entire room of what has been reported as over 2,500 people began booing and demanding that recording be allowed. It was not just Ron Paul people.

Eugene Dokes then refused to commence the meeting until everyone stopped recording. I made multiple attempts to make a point of order to address the situation, but he refused to acknowledge me. He then left the podium and called the police.

There were St. Peters Police, St. Charles Police, St. Charles County Sheriffs, and Missouri Highway Patrol that eventually came into the gymnasium and through threat of arrest made everyone turn off their cameras. Of course many did not.

Eugene Dokes then started to convene the meeting a second time.

Let me digress a moment. We had prepared very well ahead of time. I won't get into all of the details, but the Mitt Romney people agreed to support me for Chairman. This was an incredible vote of confidence in my ability to chair and to convene a fair process. I had also hire the President of the Missouri Association of Parliamentarians who I intended to appoint for that role. I never got that chance.

Eugene Dokes appointed the Creditials Committee, Rules Committee, and Parliamentarian. These are all appointments made by the elected Chairman, not the temporary Chair which is what Eugene Dokes was acting as. The body loudly booed and started making all kinds of points of order and other declarations of disgust at the blatant disregard for the proper process.

He then opened the floor for nominations. I immediately started nominating myself multiple times. He recognized a woman, who was obviously preselected, who nominated Matt Ehlen. At that point about 2,000 people started chanting my name to be appointed. Eugene Dokes ignored that and called a hasty voice vote and declared the one nominee, Matt Ehlen, as the Chair.

Hundreds of people started calling for Division of the vote. Eugene Dokes ignored them all.

Matt Ehlen took the podium and tried to regain order. After anout 20 seconds he declared that St. Charles County would not send any delegates to the CD and State Conventions. He quickly found motions to adjourn and closed the meeting.

At that point I went to grab the parliamentarian I had hired. She had not been allowed inside, because of an arbitrary rule Bryan Spencer made up, but I had checked in with her by sticking my head through the door of and on earlier. I told her to come with me and I headed to the podium. I asked her how to reconvene and since no business had been conducted according to the Call to Convention, we had every right to reconvene.

I took the microphone and announced that people should not leave and that we would reconvene the meeting. Eugene Dokes came up and unplugged the microphone. At that point the police began ordering people out of the gymnasium.

At that point I went outside to try to reconvene the caucus, according to the rules. A number of people were going to go to another location to reconvene. I had to stop those that had not left and explained that we were required to convene at the location published 15 days prior in the newspaper or it would be invalid.

I then found where the biggest crowd had gathered and began to address the crowd. Everyone got quiet to hear me. There were 300-400 people there. I explained very quickly that we needed to begin collecting a roster, as required, and what that meant. I was immediately approached by 4 or 5 police of unknown jurisdictions who made me step down from the chair and put me into handcuffs.

When I asked what I was being arrested for, or if I was being arrested, I was told they would tell me later. Eventually I was booked for trespassing and released.

The actions of Eugene Doke, Bryan Spencer, and Matt Ehlen were the direct cause of the event getting out of control. They have tried to shift the blame, but it is all on them. If they had conducted the meeting according to Robert's Rules and the proper order of the agenda, none of this would have happened.

---------------- Update #2

I forgot to mention, I am on the St. Charles GOP Central Committee, the one Eugene Dokes is Chairman of, as well as being Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary of three different GOP Legislative Committees.

I need to remember to tell the media that. It was so crazy today I just wanted to tell what happened and forgot to mention it.

------------- Update #3

I have been doing interviews pretty much non-stop since this all happened. I have more set up for tomorrow. I even had a reporter come to my front door.

I have not had time to keep up with where they all appear, hopefully I can compile a list tomorrow.

I was really impressed with this one reporter. I will have to go look up his name later and put in here. Anyway, this guy really knew his stuff when it came to caucuses. There were times he would stop to describe for his listeners some complex issue, that I would have been happy to do myself, and the guy would nail it.

There are starting to be some developments concerning the aftermath and path forward. Its all in early stages so I won't get into it until things are more definite.

I have heard that Eugene Dokes is telling people Ron Paul supporters are threatening his family. My advice to Eugene is since I know he knows how to call police, call them on anyone making real threats. My advice to all of you is do not make physical threats. I would also leave his family out of it.



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Lawsuit city

Lawsuit, lawsuit, lawsuit, lawsuit. How many times can it be said. Go get them jerk offs!!!

Oh my god haha! They would

Oh my god haha! They would tell you later? So it wasn't just the chairmen ignoring the law, it was the police as well!

Wow

I am speechless....all I can say is wow and what they did can NOT be legal because 2600 voices were silenced and not allowed to go through the election process. This was repeated over and over and many of the state caucus's today...the same story except at ours, they backed down when we cried foul on some issues. The thing that really upset me the most was the police presence....two mean looking police officers for a group of just over 100 people. I never thought I would see the day that in America, your electoral process had police to protect the establishment from the voter. BTW, a cop told me I couldn't leave the room to go to the ladies room and be allowed back in. A committee woman told him that I could not leave the building, not the room. These are the people that we pay to serve and protect? The bathroom police?? We are in deep trouble.

Thanks again Brent

Posted this on Twitter under this headline:

'Patrick Henry' lives in Missouri

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

So did Jesse James

Another hero of mine. His gold is still missing.

No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world.
-Pat Buchanan

Sounds like you might have a civil rights suit...

...against the tax feeders and whoever stood forward and issued a false trespassing complaint against you...

False imprisonment, pain, suffering, ongoing stress, list all members of the local GOP who took part...personally. Hell you have 400 witnesses and an invitation to all "members" printed in the paper..as well as your membership card.

The police screwed the shark on this one.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Hear Hear!!!

I'll second that.

In my day...

...the Bully Boys would have made sure this "Chairman" and his cohorts never made such mistakes again...but then people weren't all under electronic surveillance everywhere they went and there were not roving bands of black clad paramilitary tax feeders running around all over the place...ensuring the political correctness for/of the political class.

Ah...the good old days

Like Bastille Day!

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

The Blood of Patriots and Tyrants

i don't think we are going to achieve our goals peacefully.

The Battle of Athens

Sadly, you may be right, and there is history to back you up. McMinn Co. Tennessee, 1946:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ut6yPrObw

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Hmmmm

And we send our troops overseas to die for?????

I completely feel your frustration

But we HAVE to, by EVERY measure that we can, continue to work towards a peaceful resolution. The other alternative will only result in the side with the propaganda machine, the guns, the money and the power winning.
They fear us, and so they are resorting to dirty tactics. We live in a Republic however, so we are ALL bound by the rule of law. Let's show them what true justice is - by enforcing the rules they have made back upon them.

"Always vote your principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -John Quincy Adams.

Brent for Senator!

In Liberated America!

(All these amounts to a nice lawsuit!)

Interesting.....

So we now have two accounts that are very detailed of what happened!!!

I hope more is to come then we can expose this fraud!

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."~Mahatma Gandhi
Quick Humorous Satire course on Ron Paul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_65316&...

I was there and Brent's

I was there and Brent's account is accurate. The only correction I would make is about the camera issue, which happened before the caucus convened. A sizable number of Santorum supporters were not yelling to keep the cameras, but were yelling "follow the rules"... by this, they meant the "House Rules" posted outside the gymnasium. Of course none of the rules were objectionable to anybody, save the 'no recording devices' one. But that is a non-issue since that dispute was not actually part of what was supposed to be the convened caucus.

Enough with the GOP

it is time for RP to break away from this corrupt bunch. How long will it take for us to learn - you can not change this kind of evil.
Run Independent - and see support blossom. Send a message to the GOP - sick of these kinds of things. You can know all the Roberts Rules you want - get all the delegates you want - in the end these cheaters will not acknowledge you ... RP - just keep running with the message - but don't associate yourself with them.

Please, don't you get it by now...That was his main objective!

Don't you get it?

He isn't trying to start a war with you, Eugene Dokes is a communist who wants to discredit all of you and make "Paul" bolt the GOP. Don't fall for this nonsense.

Do you know how easy it is to turn the whole thing on him?
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/usatoday/article/38758891

Put out on Freedom Watch and the media what really happened, reconvene the caucus under Robert's 1st Order Rules...end voting the delegates for slate & bring a bodyguard.

Then, call up the Vice Chairs for MO and submit all slates under Robert's Rules of order & demand close. Watch 'em squirm like worms, you have nearly taken over Missouri if you don't fall for his scam...

I say a better revenge is to

reconvene the meeting without them lawfully, get all our delegates on the slate and send them to the state GOP. A pyric victory for these losers cuz we win in the end. Let us stay on the battle field people.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
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just so everyone knows

We dominate both KC and STL city I am a committee member this won't happen in the city. We will lose or win straight up. What the hell are they going to do in St. Charles? Utter disaster. It should be the point of all local RP supporters to crush this Dokes guys campaign for office he needs to be placed in the dustbin of history.

No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world.
-Pat Buchanan

Yee Haa !

Grab a hold of that saddle horn and hold on! Sounds like a great ride so far!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Sounds

like this is a roller coaster. It will all work out in the end and honestly this is exciting and getting the blood flowing for that money bomb on the 23rd. Can we call it Free Brent Stafford Money Bomb lol.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
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Brilliant!

Remember Cheech wearing the Free Tommy Chong T-shirts...LOL!

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

YESSS

Amazing!!!

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
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I'm willing to rally around that cry for a few hundred bucks..

Pass it on to the campaign. I'm broke but this guys name gives me chills!

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.

Sounds like Brent dug his heels in...

and rode it out! This is how it is done folks!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Mercer County corrupted as well

In Mercer Co, they refused calls for Division, Points of Order, everything, and even Openly refused minutes (which weren't kept) based on support of Ron Paul.
"I'm Not giving any damned minutes to you Ron Paul Supporters!"

a Private ballot was counted in the back of the building (despite protests) by 2 personal friends of the Chair, who had nominated herself After nominations had been collected (in order to prevent the first or second being a Ron Paul supporter)

It is insane the level of corruption being allowed to take place Right In Front Of Us!
If Romney/Sant. supporters really have faith in their candidates, why are they so afraid of a FAIR election??

Any video?

We cannot let this all go like this!
They're so corrupted it's sickening!

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."~Mahatma Gandhi
Quick Humorous Satire course on Ron Paul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_65316&...

O.k, time to relax guys....This wasn't a warzone...

I think its really time for you guys to chill out, and realize this was not a pre-planned act of war to target Paul & Romney supporters or anything like that. I strongly doubt the police had that in mind.

Granted, this was a deliberate show of fraud to discredit you: Originating from Eugene Dokes & his cohorts who are high up in the liberal machine.

I'm sure Dokes' real intent was to "bend" the rules/break the law, in order to make Paul/Romney voters look like mentally rabid dogs on the national media. That would strike me as the main M.O since day one, to pull a scam on you & make you so disgusted "Paul" leaves the GOP.

How would I know this? Because St. Charles Police just had a "no confidence" vote in their Police Chief a few days ago and none of that can be some coincidence..
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/usatoday/article/38758891

So, nobody got hurt or nothing like that. The police grunts may even support Paul for all one knows, but they were paid $ to pull off a scam as the current police chief's a crook. Eugene Doke appears to have plenty of sway over the chief.

Granted, anytime you attend a caucus I'd flat carry a taser & camera. No questions, but if you want to nip this in the bud stop the food-fight & just reconvene the quorum.

Eugene Dokes, despite his crooked tactics isn't allowed to stop your quorum and that's illegal. So re-convene the county caucus, WITHOUT Eugene if necessary, have the county vice chairs on the phone & submit all required delegates before adjourning the meeting.

Under Robert's Rules, what Eugene did was all-together illegal/communist nonsense. So you can just re-start the slate process, make certain to photograph it & certify mail the entire package to the state GOP Committee Assembly.

And technically, he only wants to goad all of you into getting on the national media so the national media can make fools of you. That's his only objective here. Call a point of order, call a slate, replace Eugene as "temporary" chair (since he's outnumbered) & then adjourn the whole convention with his smug grin on tape. Did ya'll prepare for that?

It is a

war zone. There doesn't have to be bullets flying for it to be a war zone.

I'm curious to hear from the

I'm curious to hear from the people that down voted your comment as to why they did so. I must be missing something that is obvious to them.

Update: looks like Mathew already did what I requested as I was making my comment. Don't seem to be a good reason for down voting, but I'm happy to see reasons showing up.