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GR: We have our

GR: We have our delegates
Campaign HQ: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WE PICK THE DELEGATES!
GR: We're going to whatever we want to, anyway.

Did OP have official meetings? He had the official position. Did he say "hey grassroots people, come to the official meeting?" Because that's what should've happened.

There should've been no way for there to be some separate list. Some separate grassroots organization. This OP should've folded in those grassroots people into the official organization.

In practical effect, replacing superbrochures with slim jims tended to change meetings from "grassroots" to "official"