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NEBRASKA State Convention July 13-14 Last convention before the RNC

UPDATES
- Pre-Convention Skype call from Ron Paul: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23973381

- One out of state person said they were not allowed in because they weren't a "Nebraska Republican." Wondering what this means for the Fish sister's live stream.

- Looks like the Fish sister live stream was able to set up ok

- Call to Order. It begins.

- Mayor's (might have been governor, not sure) speech says delegates need to elect Romney. Other speeches follow same request.

- Credentials Report: total: 323 delegates, 148 alternates (motions to amend are being heard) Initial indication is that we represent about 42% of the delegation, but this is not confirmed.

- Motion to amend Dodge County delegates being voted on. (we want this motion/amendment to pass) Tensions already. Chair doesn't look happy. Motion failed 147-200.

- Motion to strike rule 8 (Nays have it, division called) Motion failed.

- CD delegate voting begins. 2 members representing each candidate will oversee the counting. Romney has a slate. We will find out if we were able to sway any Santorum/Gingrich supporters our way with this vote. We alone don't have a majority.

- Ballots are now being counted. Results are coming in for CD. Paul secured 2 of 9 CD delegates. AL voting begins

- Voting on National Committeewoman. Still don't know outcome of AL delegates.

- Voting on National Committeeman. Matt Butler or David Kramer. Personally, I think Butler is better. Romney sweeps all 23 AL delegates.

- In recess for lunch. Will be back at 2pm CDT

- Back. Goal now is to win the alternates.

- Joyce Simmons elected National Committeewoman. David Kramer elected National Committeeman.
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Fish Sister LIVE Streaming www.ustream.tv/channel/suriyahfish (They're driving 9 hours to be there. So if you're a delegate, you have NO excuse not to come. If they can put in the effort so can you.)
Second liveteam http://www.ustream.tv/channel/SuriyahFish01
Live Stream Chip-In http://libertylivestreamteam.chipin.com/nebraska-convention

NE Delegate LIVE Stream www.ustream.tv/channel/negopstream
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Twitter Updates @NEGOP
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Nebraska Republican State Convention Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM (CT) Grand Island, NE
Professional Parliamentarians are more then welcome to come.
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Why is this convention so important? See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlYgIBS2nU&feature=youtu.be
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Saturday 14 July 2012: The Nebraska State Republican Convention convenes. Congressional District Caucuses made up of the State Convention delegates from each of Nebraska's 3 congressional districts choose the 9 district National Convention delegates (3 per congressional district). The State Convention as a whole selects 23 (10 base at-large plus 13 bonus) at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Prospective delegates must indicate their Presidential Preference and are bound to vote for that candidate for the first 2 ballots at the National Convention.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of Nebraska's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position. [In each year when a President of the United States is to be elected, the State Convention shall elect a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman to take office at the close of the succeeding National Convention. - NEBRASKA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONSTITUTION, Article IV Section 1, As adopted on 07/31/2010]

Reference: CONSTITUTION THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF NEBRASKA as amended 7/31/2010, Section 3.
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Event Details
NEGOP STATE CONVENTION AGENDA
JULY 13-14, 2012
GRAND ISLAND, NE

FRIDAY, JULY 13

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Committee meetings at Riverside Golf Club
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Hall County GOP with the Federation of Republican Women Hospitality Suite at the Midtown Holiday Inn
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chairman Mark Fahleson hosts “A Taste of Tampa” welcoming event at the Riverside Golf Club
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NE Young Republicans 2012 State Convention until 8pm, followed by an Ice Cream Social located at the Midtown Holiday Inn. All are welcome!
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm John Sieler, State Board of Education Hospitality Suite at the Midtown Holiday Inn
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nebraska Republican Liberty Caucus Hospitality Suite at the Midtown Holiday Inn
8:00 pm – 10:00pm Darlene Starman for National Committeewoman Hospitality Suite at the Midtown Holiday Inn
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Joyce Simmons for National Committeewoman Hospitality Suite at the Midtown Holiday Inn

SATURDAY, JULY 14

All Events on Saturday will be held at the Riverside Golf Club

7:00 am – 8:30 am Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am Former State Chairs and RNC members Coffee
8:30 am Convention begins
12:00 pm – 1:00pm Lunch
2:30 pm Breakout Sessions
4:30 pm Adjournment Immediately following State Central Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Deb Fischer for Senate hosted by Congressman Adrian Smith
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BYLAWS: http://negop.org/about/constitution/
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Roberts Rules of Order Help:
1 http://www.dailypaul.com/142513/roberts-rules-video-library
2 http://www.robertsrules.org/
3 http://www.ksda.gov/includes/document_center/doc/CD%20Handbo...
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Registration for those elected at county conventions, guests, media and volunteers: http://negopconvention-efbevent.eventbrite.com/
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Need help getting to the Convention? If any delegate or alternate feels they cannot attend due to cost, transportation issues or lodging expense and need a place to stay, gas money, whatever, please contact DailyPaul user micgundee at http://www.dailypaul.com/user/16872/contact
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Problems Paul supporters will be facing
1 Jordan McGrain - executive director of the Nebraska GOP
2 Chairman Mark Fahleson (We tried to replace him, but were not successful)
3 Rented ballot-counting machines will be used to count the votes at the convention (See: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0301/S00166.htm , http://blackboxvoting.com , http://blackboxvoting.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voting#Documented_pr...)
4 Watch out for Charlie Cheater. He may be there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l60B0TXpiU&feature=youtu.be
5 In a joint statement from Mark Fahleson and Laura Ebke, it states that "The RLCNE will discourage those wishing to attend the NEGOP Convention for the purpose of intimidation, agitation or monitoring from attending." I really hope that by "monitoring" they don't mean live streaming or checking if the voting machines counts are accurate. (See: http://www.dailypaul.com/243939/peace-treaty-proposed-with-n...)
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Donate to the Nebraska Grassroots effort A number potential delegates had indicated a hesitance about running for national because of the financial commitment. The more you can help out, the more will be able to go to Tampa. Of course there's also the cost of Parliamentarians. Remember, the more $ received PAST the goal, the more Parliamentarians can help and ensure that our delegates have the funds needed to get to Tampa. https://secure.piryx.com/donate/u475pJ4h/RLCNE/conventions
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If you know of any Liberty Candidates that Nebraska (or any other state) residents should vote for on November 6 (or any other date) please post a comment at this link: http://www.dailypaul.com/242897/updated-list-of-liberty-cand...
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Miscellaneous/Tips:
1. The Night Owl NOPEN-4GB-B Executive Camera Pen records good video and audio (about 1 1/2 hours worth) in case stealth recording is needed. I have one myself.
2. Have things like a speaker and microphone ready in case of another parking lot convention.
3. For NEBRASKA: The Speech I didn't get to give in Iowa http://www.dailypaul.com/243560/for-nebraska-the-speech-i-di...
4 Nebraska GOP BYLAWS state in ARTICLE XII Section 2. RULES. At all meetings herein provided, “Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised” shall govern the procedure.
5 From my own state convention experience, COMMUNICATION is key. If anyone there has a smart phone that can send group text messages, have that person gather all the Paul people's cell numbers that attend and group text them at the convention whenever something needs to be conveyed to everyone.
6 Know how many Pro-Paul delegates show up. You'll never know if the voting machines are rigged unless each county/district/whatever knows that there should be, for example, 10 people voting for a Paul delegate, but only 5 are recorded.
7 With the exception of what the word "monitoring" can be construed as, the agreement between Fahleson and Ebke is a good thing ESPECIALLY since it was Ebke who was the one to propose it. She who offers the olive branch first is looked upon most favorably. (See: http://www.dailypaul.com/243939/peace-treaty-proposed-with-n...)
8 Swaying the non-Paul delegates may be as simple as pointing out Romney's "Repeal and Replace" of Obamacare, and focus on the "Replace." Replace with what? Romneycare? Anything at all will just be an appeasement to the Liberals and huge hike in our taxes.
Tap Counter Use a tap counter to check against the electronic voting machines. If you can't find one at the store, and have an iPhone, there's an app for that: http://www.apple.com/search/?q=counter&section=iphone&geo=us



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Sadly, I must report

All 23 of the at-large delegates were directly from the Romney slate.

Late on arrival, they did not hand count the votes?

Thank you.

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No

They didn't... at least not yet.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

The outcome for national

The outcome for national committeeman will be important as ever.

If we're close to a majority in Nebraska and can get Santorum/Gingrich supporters to side with us that will be very good

Romney's Slate - Live Updates

Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai41XkWa4cLYdEZ...

About to announce winner of National Committeewoman.

C4RP

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Watch this dry yet astonishing Dr. Robert Beck cancer treatment lecture on Google Video - search "Suppressed Medical Discovery" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkiX0jJJozk

These votes have been counted and announced.

RP DELEGATES HAVE A 'Y' NEXT TO THEIR NAME:

CD 1 Delegates
Robert Evnen N
Tim O'Dell N
Darlene Starman N

CD 2 Delegates
Hal Daub N
John Tucker Y
Mary Jane Trunker Y

CD 3 Delegates
Paul Burger N
Joyce Simmons N
Bob Tiemann N

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thank you

thank you

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Ouch 2 of 9 district....

Ouch 2 of 9 district.... Voting 23 at large now...

They could have hand counted

They could have hand counted the votes in this amount of time....

Romney can toss one penny from his coin purse and buy the...

..whole state of Nebraska..unfortunately. Let's give a big round of applause for those Nebraskans who actually had the courage to defend our great nation!

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I can't watch anymore, it's sickening

.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

They have allowed machine

They have allowed machine counting "not connected to the internet" and was "approved by both campaigns. Only Romney submitted a formal slate apparently.

All I want is sound money and liberty!

Why did we not submit a formal slate? What are they

going to use for our team then?

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

because we want to sway

because we want to sway santorum/gingrich supporters at the last minute and a slate would have locked us in. We're hoping to get delegates for Paul, santorum and gingrich and not romney. Santorum/gingrich supporters should be more willing to vote for a Paul delegate if we agree to vote for a santorum/gingrich delegate

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That Tells Me

That it is not possible to win a plurality - otherwise they would be hitting it front and center with a slate - they are just trying to pick off a few delegates by reaching out to Santorum / Gingrich supporters which I doubt exist at this point since both men have conceded and announced their support for Romney - it is obvious that it is not going to happen.

we'll never know unless we

we'll never know unless we try

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In MN we did the same thing... We didn't play our hand

right away. We shall see shortly.

Thank you

for the clarification, Janice!

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

yeah, good job Janice

This whole experience has been a learning lesson

my pleasure :)

my pleasure :)

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They are voting for national

They are voting for national delegates right now.

All I want is sound money and liberty!

The first test..

The first test..

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

And the cheaters win.

And the cheaters win.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

They did try though but yeah,

They did try though but yeah, what a bunch of crap.

All I want is sound money and liberty!

Blah, blah, blah, blah,

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Blah.

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pretty much

pretty much

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It seems that they will vote for CD delegates today as well?

Will they break into their CDs after the convention opens and when will the State Convention Delegates be voted on?

Thanks

yes, cd and al delegates are

yes, cd and al delegates are chosen today. 32 in total

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So they have 3 CDs so maybe 150 Delegates in each CD

so maybe about 500 Delegates attending this State Convention? It wouldn't take too long then would it compared to our State which had 2000 delegates.