here is how to stop the cheating and disenfranchisement...small claims court.Submitted by lonmoore07 on Sun, 05/20/2012 - 13:21
We have all seen the outright and blatant fraud by the gop establishment as they try to ram their annointed candidate down our throats. I have seen many posts on DP calling for the campaign to step up and fight the corruption. People ask why the campaign isn't setting loose a cadre of lawyers to sue the many election fraudsters out there. We don't need the campaign to do that!
Many on the DP have been a delegate at a district caucus, county caucus/convention, or a state caucus/convention. In order to become a delegate it takes time, energy, and money, i.e., capital. All of these caucuses/conventions have rules that are supposed to be followed. The delegates spend their capital under the assumption that the rules will be followed and they will be allowed their input into the process without being defrauded or disenfranchised by the people that wrote the rules or are supposed to be the keepers of the rules.
If you, as a delegate, have been cheated out of the capital you invested into the process because the people running the caucus/convention you attended didn't follow the rules...sue them in small claims court!!!! That would make the courts rule on whether or not the rules were followed or if they were run by a bunch of cheaters, and it doesn't take much money or effort to do it in small claims court.
I'm not sure what it takes to sue someone in small claims court in other states throughout the country, but in California it takes less than 100 dollars and you have to fill out some pretty simple paperwork.
Then, you would have a forum to air your grievences before a judge. You could present any evidence you have - such as video, first hand witnesses, and copies of the rules of your particular caucus/convention. You could subpeona the corrupt chair that ran the fraudulent caucus/convention, as well as anyone else in charge that was supposed to make sure the rules were followed.
Although it would be cool to make them pay with money out of their pockets, it's not even what this would be about. It would be a way to hold those that have corrupted the process accountable, as well as, a way to bring attention to all the corruption that has taken place.
The best part, is that one need not rely on some big organization - such as the Paul campaign or a bunch of expensive lawyers - to make this happen. It is relatively easy to take someone to small claims court. Sue them for the dues you paid, the time you spent, any delegate fees paid, or any other expenses related to the whole process that you expected to be fair, but was just a big, fraudulent, ruse.
If the caucus/convention you attended was run fairly and your candidate didn't win because of lack of turnout or lack of organization, then so be it. But, if you were kicked out of a room by a scumbag like Lori Sotelo because she didn't like the chairperson you fairly elected...sue. If you attended the Oklahoma convention and the rules were blatantly disregarded, disenfranchising you as a delegate...sue. If you were in Arizona and a screen was pulled out to shut you out of a vote or no one did anything about the fact that the ballots boxes were fraudulently being stuffed, etc...sue. If you were at a caucus/convention where you were goaded out of the building and then locked out of said building so you couldn't vote...sue. If you were at a caucus/convention where the establishment allowed uncredentialed delegates to enter the voting area and participate in voice votes...sue.
I think you get the point, and it's an easy way to bring the fraud and corruption to the forefront. If you, as a delegate, invested any type of capital into the process and you have reliable proof that the process was corrupt, you can sue for your loss of capital in small claims court. GO GET 'EM.