Letter from Dokes to central committeeSubmitted by ronpaul1fan on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 18:09
Copy of letter by Eugene Dokes to St. Charles County central committee (copied from post on Hannity):
"Dear GOP Leaders:
On behalf of the St. Charles County GOP Central Committee (“Central Committee”), we submit this letter to you informing you that the Central Committee has voted not to conduct another caucus for the purpose of selecting delegates to the Missouri state GOP convention. We have made this decision due to our concerns regarding the safety and security of attendees and because we do not believe it is fair to those who attended last Saturday’s caucus in good faith. In 2008, our St. Charles County delegation was decertified at the district convention and we had no voice in the selection of our party’s candidate. Again this year, certain forces colluded to disrupt our county caucuses, threatened those in attendance and succeeded in forcing an abrupt end to the proceedings before delega...tes could be allocated or elected.
We believe that it wholly unnecessary and grossly unfair to those who did not disrupt the proceedings to conduct another caucus. We offer two options for allocating the delegates that would have been chosen at last Saturday’s caucus:
1. Allocate the delegates based on the congressional district results of the 2012 Missouri presidential preference primary, or
2. Allocate the delegates based on the preferences of those who signed in at the caucus meeting on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Either formula will award delegates proportionally based on the preferences either of all primary voters or of those who actually attended the caucus meeting.
There is no need for another attempt at a caucus and we oppose any effort to force such an event.
We believe that the delegates can be allocated fairly based on publicly available information and that once awarded, the delegates should be selected by the respective candidates from those who signed in as attending the caucus meeting last Saturday.
It is completely inappropriate to reward the disruptive forces for their misbehavior. We believe the recommend approach is far better and we urge the state party to direct us as to which of the above options it approves for the allocation of delegates from this district.
Please contact the undersigned if you have any questions. It is not our intent to conduct a new caucus and we urge you to discard that as an option. Thank you."
St. Charles County Central Committee
Eugene Dokes , Chairman
Penny Henke, Vice-Chairman