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Oklahoma Challenge - 8/1/2012 Update

On Thursday, July 26th, 2012, a group of concerned Delegates and Alternates representing the Precinct, County, District, State and National levels filed a Challenge with the Committee on Contests. At this time, we have chosen not to publicize the details, nor are we seeking press, aside from informing interested parties here on the Daily Paul. Today we are filing the Statement of Position, which is basically a legal brief with supporting evidence. We were given this deadline Monday night, so time has been short.

Any help that can be provided to offset our significant legal bills would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made to our chip-in on our website www.okliberty.com. We have raised about $1500 due to the generous Liberty community, but that has gone fast - I spent $590 on registered letters, for example. We need to raise quite a bit more (several thousand will make a dent).

Thank you for your continued support and well wishes. We believe we have a very strong challenge, and I promise at some point in the very near future to release lots and lots of details. It's not quite time for that yet, but it's fast approaching.

In Liberty,

Steve

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Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. - Matthew 10:16

So if everybody can do a virtual pizza Chipin

but instead of pizzas you just send $10. I think would be great

Please keep us updated, as you see fit of course

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Of course - waiting game now.

Part 1 is Notice of Grounds - we did that last week.
Part 2 is Statement of Position, Contestants - deadline was 8/1/2012.
Now we wait for Part 3, Statement of Position, Respondents - deadline 8/6/2012.
Then all of this goes to the Committee, which will then proceed. So we're waiting to see what the 50 people we challenged respond with on or before 8/6/2012, and then we see if we'll be going to testify in person, on the phone, or not at all. Not sure when that is going to happen. After that, it is my understanding the Committee will make a ruling, which can then be appealed to the Credentials Committee, and finally to the National Convention as a whole on Monday, August 27th.

This has been a very interesting, stressful, and unanticipated learning experience.

Steve to whom and exactly where can I make a donation to.....

this most important cause? Thankyou. respectfully, SableArms (Bob)

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Legal Fund

We created a legal defense fund - "Oklahoma Conservative Values Delegates Legal Defense Fund" - to raise funds for paying the attorneys we are consulting with and for other things like postage. We have consulted with Herb Titus and William Olson of www.lawandfreedom.com throughout this process. Of the approximately $1500 we raised before I posted this, about half went to postage, a small amount to printing and envelopes, and the rest for legal fees.

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Here is the site

to chip in and help with a donation. http://www.okliberty.com/

Thanks to all who can help.

10 OREGON alternate delegates filed credentials contests

Thank you Oklahoma. We are right there with you in Oregon !

Yesterday, 10 OREGON alternate delegates filed credentials contests with the RNC on their own behalf against the 'appointed' friendlies, insiders, and cronies of the Oregon Republican Party Executive Board.

This filing by 10 of the alternate delegates of Oregon on their own behalf is in addition to a separate filing being made on behalf of all of the alternate delegates by the Ron Paul Campaign counsel.

Here is an excerpt:

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Point 1: The Oregon Republican Party [hereinafter “ORP”] through its representatives engaged in multiple forms of unlawful and ultra vires conduct designed to facilitate the appointment of political favorites, insiders and cronies as credentialed delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention in place of individuals selected by duly-credentialed party members according to governing rules. That unlawful and ultra vires conduct included:

a. providing deliberate misinformation to credentialed delegates attending duly-convened and lawful Congressional District Conventions in order to prevent those credentialed delegates from casting lawful and required ballots according to governing rules;

b. engaging in reprehensible conduct designed to prevent credentialed delegates attending duly-convened and lawful Congressional District Conventions from physically casting lawful and required ballots according to governing rules; and

c. disregarding the ballots for certain delegate positions duly cast by credentialed delegates attending duly-convened and lawful Congressional District Conventions according to governing rules.

2. As a result of the misconduct and ultra vires behavior by ORP officials, certain Oregon alternative delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention were credentialed and certified who were not, in fact, selected according to governing law and rules; one of the alternate delegates who was not selected according to governing law and rules is [Contestee ...name excluded for privacy..].

3. One of the alternate delegates who was selected according to governing law and rules is [Contestant...name excluded for privacy..]. For that reason, I directly challenge [Contestee ...name excluded for privacy..] and demand that the disputed alternate delegate position be credentialed in my name.
__________________________________________________ ________

I'll post the rest of the brief later if folks are interested?

Appendix (evidence): https://dl.dropbox.com/u/95122650/appendix.zip

__________________________________________________ __________

This Appendix filed on behalf of the above Contestant contains the following items:

1. Governing ORS Provisions, including: ORS 248.006(1), ORS 248.007(1), ORS 248.005, and ORS 248.002;
2. Oregon Republican Party Bylaws (Adopted Feb. 4, 2012);
3. Oregon Republican Party Congressional District Rules 2012;
4. Document Affidavit of CD2 Observer David West (Incorporates by Reference Document
#1 Description of Proceedings by CD2 Ballot Observer);
5. Document #1 Description of Proceedings by CD2 Ballot Observer David West;
6. Video Affidavit of David West (Incorporates by Reference Videos #1 & #2 of
Proceedings of CD2);
7. Video #1 of Proceedings of CD2;
8. Video #2 of Proceedings of CD2;
9. Video Affidavit of Erik Bays (Incorporates by Reference Video #1 & #2 of Proceedings of CD4
10. Video #1 of Proceedings of CD4;
11. Video #2 of Proceedings of CD4;
12. Video Affidavit of Michael Strickland (Incorporates by Reference Video #1 of Proceedings of CD3);
13. Video #1 Proceedings of CD3;
14. Video Affidavit of Michael Strickland (Incorporates by Reference Video #2, #3, #4 of CD3 Proceedings/Ballots 3 & 4 Totals);
15. Video #2, #3, #4 CD3 Proceedings/Ballots 3 & 4 Totals;
16. Video Affidavit of Aaron Baker (Incorporates by Reference Video of Terri Moffett at CD4);
17. Video of Terri Moffett at CD4;
18. Photo #1 Affidavit of Wendy Frome (Incorporates by Reference Photos #1A & #1B: CD4 Tally Sheets);
19. Photograph #1A & #1B: of CD4 Tally Sheets for Balloting for At-Large Alternate Delegates;
20. Video Affidavit of Steve Winokur (Incorporates by Reference Video #1 of CD4 Proceedings/Ballot 3);
21. Video #1 of CD4 Proceedings/Ballot 3
22. Video Affidavit of Steve Winokur (Incorporates by Reference Video #2 of CD4
Proceedings/Ballot 4);
23. Video #2 of Proceedings of CD4 Proceedings/Ballot 4 ;
24. Affidavit of Wendy Frome (Incorporates by Reference Minutes of CD4);
25. Minutes of CD4;
26. Photo #2 Affidavit of Wendy Frome (Incorporates by Reference Photo #2: CD4 Tally Sheet);
27. Photo #2: of CD4 Tally Sheets for Balloting for Alternate Delegates for CD4;
28. Photo #3 Affidavit of Wendy Frome (Incorporates by Reference Photo #3: Wendy Frome delivering ballot box to Allen Alley, Chair of ORP);
29. Photograph #3: Chair of CD4 delivers ballot box to Chair of ORP;
30. Affidavit of Diana Hengerer of CD 5 Ballot Totals;
31. Affidavit of Cliff Hutchison (Incorporates by Reference Minutes of CD3);
32. Minutes of CD3 (reflecting ballot totals);
33. Affidavit of Michael (Todd) Smith;
34. Affidavit of A. Scott Trahan;
35. Affidavit of Nadine Hanhan;
36. Affidavit of David A. Scott;
37. Affidavit of Diana Hengerer;
38. Affidavit of Kevin Renfrow;
39. Affidavit of Allison L. Scott;
40. Affidavit of Steven Brian Winokur;
41. Affidavit of Elaine L. Smith;
42. Affidavit of Jason Payne;
43. Affidavit of Larry W. Dennis, Sr.

__________________________________________________ __________

Appendix (evidence): https://dl.dropbox.com/u/95122650/appendix.zip

And, visit http://www.ordelegates2012.org/ for your Oregon delegate news.

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Great to hear, Oregon!

Very happy to hear! I have spoken to a few people there, and wish you the best. What they did to you was completely wrong.

We are peacefully exposing the corruption by application of the Rules. There are now thousands of us who have personally witnessed all of these things - how is the Establishment going to deal with that? We are a growing Army of Liberty, we won't shut up, and we won't stop.

We are creating our own Hope and Change.

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You guys deserve all the help you can get , your state convention was a fallacy!

Oath of Freedom
for the True north, strong & free!

We are all Sooners now!

Way to go Steve!

Can someone come on our morning show and fill us in?

For the Republic and Its Creator,

Steve Martin
Host, The Aroostook Watchmen Radio Show
Over The Constitutional Radio Network
780 AM in Monticello, 1700 AM in Lewiston, 88.1 FM in Westbrook, 88.1 FM in Orono, 96.5 FM in Brewer, 96.5 FM in Bangor, Maine.
mepatriot@juno.com
207-532-3635
AroostookWatchmen.com

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

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Yes!

I'll send you an email with my contact information. Be happy to let you know what I can, but there's some details we need to leave quiet for a little while longer.

Way to Go Steve!

Can I contribute if I've "maxxed-out" on money-bombs for RP2012?

This is the correct way to address this issue, hope more see this.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

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Yes!

Our effort is not campaign related - so no limits apply. Although we are all Ron Paul supporters, none of us in affiliated with the official campaign. We actually created and ran our own grassroots effort to win delegates when the incompetence of the state director became apparent, and we asked the national campaign to just leave us alone. Eventually they did. The down side of that is we don't have any financial or legal help for this now - we're on our own.

This is a separate legal entity (we have a tax ID for this and a bank account for it) called the Conservative Values Delegates.

Good Luck Steve!!!

Can I send a check to the address on the web page?

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Yes!

Thank you - that address is the official one of our Legal Defense Fund. We went by the book and got a tax ID and everything. We also have two people on the account - we designated Lukus Collins (a National Delegate via the 5th Congressional District) as Treasurer, and Jake Peters (Chair during the Parking Lot Patriots phase of our Convention, and one of the National Delegates on the Conservative Values Delegate slate we are fighting for) as Assistant Treasurer. I'll repost the address:

Oklahoma Conservative Values Delegates
2221 NW 45th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Thank you all so much!

Steve

Did you see my request (below)?

All the best,

Steve Martin

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Thank You Steve

Many of us are "very" interested in how this plays out as well as a "blow by blow" (at the right time) of how to do it.

We wish you the best and thank you for leading the way in outlining and implementing the proper approach to filing a challenge.

Let's all get behind this as we wait for the details and the results.
Visit okliberty and let's get behind this.

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Just Visited Steve Dickson's Blog

...there is a wealth of information on it. Visit if you have not already done so.

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BUMP! For DELEGATES!

Oklahoma is OK!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!