Massachusetts State Election Fraud Lawsuit To Be Filed; Injunction Requested to Prevent Seating of Romney Appointed DelegatesSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:45
by Matt Robinson | Volunteer MA State Director, Ron Paul 2012
July 7, 2012
If you haven't heard, the MA Republican party has recently decided to deny certification to around 17 delegates/alternates over some unprecedented technicalities. Many of these are liberty supporters that you may have helped elect at the MA district caucuses on April 28th.
You can find the full story and always get the latest update on the situation by going to this special site that has been set up to follow the liberty delegates from Massachusetts: www.MALibertyCaucus.com
Due to the results of the state primary, all the delegates were bound to Romney on the first ballot of the National Convention, but the Liberty delegates still wanted to go in order influence the party and spread the message of liberty. The party rules do state that after being elected at the caucuses, the delegates have to be certified by the candidate who they are bound to, but it also says that the candidate must have "just cause" to throw them out, and the decision must be upheld by the Allocation Committee. The state party used this vague rule to setup arbitrary and unprecedented requirements of the delegates, including a poorly worded affidavit that everyone was required to sign. The affidavit required the delegates to swear under penalty of perjury, that they would indeed vote for Mitt Romney on the first ballot of the convention. However, at the caucuses the delegates had already publically agreed to uphold state law and vote for Mitt Romney on the first ballot at the national convention. Yet the state party still took the unprecedented step of requiring the signed affidavits, and gave very little time for the delegates to review the document and return it by their arbitrary deadline. In addition, the affidavit contained several material defects. Many delegates tried to still comply with the demand by returning a slightly edited version which tried to correct the the errors and make the affidavit clearer. However, even though the affidavit was an arbitrary hurdle, never used before, and not in the rules, the state party refused to accept anything but their poorly worded version, by their short deadline.
Even Michael Graham, who in the past I've heard strongly criticizing Ron Paul and his supporters, agrees that the MA GOP has been using some dirty tricks:
Ben Swann also does a great job exposing the corruption: Reality Check: Mass. Corruption as GOP Strip Delegates of Their Credentials
This seems to be a clear message from leadership within the Romney campaign and the Massachusetts Republican establishment that they do not want or care about your vote in November, or your presence in the party. So we need your help to send them a message.
How you can help:
The Republican establishment, and the Romney campaign need to hear from us. Here's 3 actions you can take.
1) Sign the petition to restore the duly elected delegates and count the provisional ballots:
2) Contact leadership of State Party and Romney Campaign. Just go here where you can find email addresses to contact the following individuals:
The MA GOP Chairman - Bob Maginn
The National Committeeman from MA - Ron Kaufman
The Chair of the Allocation Committee - Ed McGrath
The head of the Romney Campaign in MA - Brad Jones
3) Contact you members of the MA GOP state committee. Go here where you can find their info.
Let them know that you disapprove of how the party has refused to certify so many duly elected delegates over minor technicalities that are not in the rules. As well as refusing to count the provisional ballots. You can get more info here: http://www.malibertycaucus.com/?page_id=902 The ONLY way that these Republican Party leaders will realize that they need to move towards Liberty is if YOU let them know. Otherwise, they will pretend it is business as usual, and ignore the activists that are promoting Liberty principles.
This fight will continue, and the duly elected delegates that have been thrown out will go all the way to the convention in Tampa in order to formally appeal being de-certified. In addition, a letter has been sent to the MassGOP telling them that there is a state lawsuit being filed for election fraud and asking for an injunction from seating the delegates. Still, these liberty delegates could definitely use your help to apply pressure to the right people. Some in the leadership of the MassGOP already support us, so please remember that and be careful to not offend allies. For those that may oppose us, or are neutral, those are people we want to win over. It is good to be direct and adamant about your position, and explain that their actions are alienating potential supporters and causing them to loose credibility, but name calling and rudeness will not help the cause.
Volunteer MA State Director