All Nebraska Delegates Need to Follow Maine's Template + Challenge the Voting Machines + Call in the SheriffSubmitted by LadyHawk on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:01
The meeting in Grand Island on July 14 is going to be a showdown. Below is a 3-step template, offered by jz4Maine (with an added suggestions from Tumbleweed Steve and Sunny), as the following strategy proved to be successful in Maine under similar circumstances:
1. Meet the night before so everyone will be on the same page and will be able to vote for the endorsed delegate including convention chair. (Sunny says: "We got every damn delegate we could elect to be a RP Delegate + the majority in the committees.")
2. Get there several hours before the convention. We had donuts and breakfast in the parking lot! there were people there up to 6 hours early! the reason is you want to have Paul supporters in the door and registered before ANYONE else so you can avoid being caught in line. We had the first 200-300 people in line.
3. First thing, you have to VOTE FOR THE CONVENTION CHAIR They must elect one and you must put forward someone to run for that position. They tried to put forward their own convention chair in Maine without a vote but they were thwarted with a point of order! Stay sharp and show up in force! (Sunny adds: "The key is to get as many RP delegates to the convention as humanly possible and get a RP Delegate as Chair. Once you got that you're golden.")
PS: Don't let 'em use voting machines to count delegate votes. Get expert advice on how to motion for a hand count or a paper ballot count with objective supervision. Specific guidelines on this issue are being collected at: http://www.dailypaul.com/243768/need-to-address-the-rented-v...
PSS: Maine also had 2 Parliamentarians on the stage to help Brent (the RP Chair), and Brent conferred with them often. Brent was fair all the way, and that sealed the deal. BTW: The Maine GOP paid for this:
Parliamentarian, Thomas J. "Burke" Balch
The man co-wrote the latest Roberts Rules of Order.
PPPS: Where Nebraska GOP Executive Director, Jordan McGrain has already announced that he has hired security to quash any disruptions, Tumbleweed Steve suggests hiring the County Sheriff.
Tumbleweed Steve says:
"WE all know that the county sheriff holds all of the constitutional power. I think that if I were a Ron Paul supporter in Nebraska I would be going to have a talk with the county sheriff where this convention is being held, and take him a copy of some sheriff Mack literature so he understands his job according to the Constitution...then offer to hire some of his off-duty fellers as security to counter whatever the power mongers of the state GOP have decided to put in place."
Hall County Sheriff (General Offices)
111 Public Safety Drive
Grand Island, NE 68801
So, the key is to get as many RP delegates to the convention as possible. Maine won with just "4" votes -- "4" votes! -- in spite of all the establishments' shenanigans. Here is a video from Maine to watch and study. There is no such thing as being overly prepared: