Official Statement: Liar, Liar, GOP Chairman Eugene Dokes Wearin' Hot Pants! Again~Submitted by barracuda_trader on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 17:41
Official St. Charles County Republican Central Committee Statement
Statement from the SCCRC:
The St. Charles County Republican Central Committee would like to address a few of the problems at this weekend’s county Caucus meeting at Frances Howell North High School. Two issues that were a concern to caucus goers were the prohibition of recording devices and the selection of the caucus chair.
Regarding the prohibition of recording devices at the caucus: This was a house rule adopted by the county party to insure that official business of the caucus could not be disseminated to members of other political parties and, to ensure that the voting preferences of individual caucus goers stayed within the confines of the venue. Privacy is a basic tenet of our electoral system and the Committee’s well meaning intention was to preserve that fundamental right only. However house rules were to only remain in effect until a permanent chair was selected.
The second issue was the selection of the caucus chair which St Charles County GOP Chairman Eugene Dokes addressed:
“It was not our intention to disenfranchise anyone from exercising their free speech rights,” said Chairman Dokes. I deeply apologize for any confusion during the process. We worked hard to follow Robert’s Rules of Order. We put together house rules, and conducted a voice vote. Adding to the confusion was the fact that many people were handed copies of rules before the caucus that were not approved by the rules committee. Many became aggressive and belligerent when asked to follow house rules. At one point, a woman’s hat was ripped off of her head and thrown on the floor and at least 5 people rushed the podium. We would have continued the meeting after the selection of the chair but the police
asked us to shut it down.”
Dokes also declared his intention to ensure St Charles County is fully represented throughout the process: “I am working with the state party and with all the campaigns to find a solution to make sure that St. Charles County is represented at the congressional, state, and national conventions. It is my highest priority to make sure that we will not lose any delegates.”