Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ArizonaGOP Shenanigans of Proxy Gathering To Oust Precinct Committeemen Series 1

Forwarded to American Freedon from a source at the meeting:
I have here in my hand the folders from the credentials packets we receive at each County and State Meeting. I have written down the attendance numbers as they are announced at each of these meetings; first the number of people attending in person and then the number by proxy. Any idea which Legislative district has the highest proxy percentage?
- Ours. The sad part is these meetings are much closer for us then most of the rest of the state- right here in Tempe.
Let me tell you story. I'm not here to tickle your ears or make friends but to bring some “hidden things of the dark to light.” Many will not like what I have to say while others of you will know it is long overdue. Others have just “felt” something was wrong and this will explain it.
Two years ago many of us sat in this LD Organization meeting while Tyler Montague nominated from the floor a guy named Steven Cox to run against Ian Murray for chairman. Why not turn in the paperwork and do it right? Has anyone seen Steven Cox at a meeting since? Why would someone who rarely participated before and hasn't come since be a viable candidate for Chairman. Because they needed a front man to do their bidding, doesn't matter if he is involved or not.  Not the first time.
Then Tyler Montague stood and nominated nearly 40 people from the floor, most who were not even at the meeting (and who have never come) to be State Committeemen. Some ladies at that meeting personally knew some of these nominees and called them to ask if they knew about the nomination. They didn't even know their names were being nominated!!!   
They had a slate of 61 names to elect for State Committeemen. All of them got elected, even those who didn’t know they were running and those who never showed up to a single meeting. If you remember there were several people who did their paperwork appropriately and on time but didn't get elected. When they arrived at that meeting it looked like there was enough room for everyone who signed up to participate. Then, when Tyler nominated all these Ghost PCs, several good people got blocked, even some of our District Officers.
Guess how many of the 61 attended the State Meeting in 2015?  Three! The only time I saw Steven Cox after being nominated to be their front man was when he showed up to the State meeting carrying 35 proxies, he checked them in, passed them off to someone not even in our district and left!  --Slides-
The man he passed them to was Harold Elliot Smith who was paid to go around and sign people up to be PCs (mostly Worsley/Adams supporters).
 “If you need a refresher on Elliott Smith, he is the law student who went all around our district re-signing up ghost PCs. He came to my mom's door (not realizing she is not a ghost PC) and told her he was sent by Dea Montague. Was he really sent by Montague, or was he just using that name thinking that would make people more open to this stranger signing them back up to be a PC? Obviously, invoking the name Dea Montague had a negative effect on my mom. I think he was actually sent by John McCain - or maybe both.”
 So, Cox hands off all these proxies to Elliot, not in our District.
 “from someone High up in the Republican Party” ….“it came to my attention last Friday that John McCain was going to pay $100,000 in bounty to individuals like Mr. Smith to recruit RINO PCs.  These individuals get $75 bounty for every RINO PC they can recruit.”
 So Smith was paid.  As good fortune would have it a little gal came to my house the week of Nov. elections asking if I had turned in my ballot for McCain.  I told her of his involvement with the PC manipulation I am telling you about.  When I mentioned Elliot Smith’s involvement, she replied he was her boss. Then I mentioned hearing about Chad Heywood working to block PCs in LD 17 and she said Chad was another one of the bosses. Then, I mentioned the “Arizona Grass Roots Action Pac” and she said that was the “company” she worked for. 
Official PAC Name:
ARIZONA GRASSROOTS ACTION PAC 
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
Donations:
ADELSON, SHELDON
LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
Las Vegas Sands Corp
08/19/16
$1,200,000
PERENCHIO, JERRY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
Chartwell Partners LLC
08/15/16
$300,000
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORPORATION
PHOENIX, AZ 85072
09/09/16
$250,000
SINGER, PAUL
NEW YORK, NY 10024
Elliott Management Corp
09/29/16
$250,000
FOX, SAM
ST LOUIS, MO 63105
Harbour Group
08/16/16
$250,000
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORPORATION
PHOENIX, AZ 85072
10/06/16
$250,000
WENDT, GREGORY W
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105
CAPITOL GROUP
01/07/16
$250,000
PERELMAN, RONALD O
NEW YORK, NY 10065
MACANDREWS & FORBES HLDINGS
04/22/16
$250,000
ACCESS INDUSTRIES INC
NEW YORK, NY 10019
05/10/16
$200,000
CITIZENS FOR A WORKING AMERICA
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
08/16/16
$175,000
SINGER, PAUL
NEW YORK, NY 10024
ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT CORP.
04/22/15
$100,000
FOX, SAM
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
HARBOUR GROUP
05/12/15
$100,000
KOJAIAN PROPERTIES INC
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304
12/22/15
$100,000
PERELMAN, RONALD O
NEW YORK, NY 10065
MACANDREWS & FORBES HLDINGS
10/23/15
$100,000
NICHOLSON, JIM
DETROIT, MI 48213
PVS CHEMICAL
03/24/16
$65,000
SOON-SHIONG, PATRICK DR
CULVER CITY, CA 90232
NANTWORKS
05/24/16
$60,000
HOFFMAN, ALFRED JR
NORTH PALM BEACH, FL 33408
HOFFMAN PARTNERS
06/30/16
$50,000
MURREN, HEATHER HAY
LAS VEGAS, NV 89117
PRIVATE INVESTOR
02/03/16
$50,000
EISENBERG, KENNETH
DEARBORN, MI 48126
KENWALL STEEL
03/01/16
$50,000
MAPLETON INVESTMENTS LLC
LOS ANGELES, CA 33606
07/22/15
$50,000
MCMAHON, LINDA
GREENWICH, CT 06831
EXECUTIVE
07/21/15
$50,00

None of the top donators are from AZ.  Mailed out from Las Vegas, NV.
(6) I know many of you are not happy with what I've said...You may think I am unkind and shameless for pointing all of this out but I'm actually standing up against a serious type of bullying. There has been the group of popular, or high profile Mormons blocking, disenfranchising, and un-welcoming those that would like to participate.  I have heard from many of you about having run into someone, usually not LDS who used to attend and really enjoyed it but they were pushed out.  We have blocked dozens of people who were once active participants, who would have served side by side with us had it not been for this manipulation and abuse!
As you can see, this is anything but Grass roots. Most of the donors are from outside Arizona. If you are disgusted with Money influencing votes and buying people off in DC, you apparently aren’t familiar with the influence money has in our local PCs.  Kind of sobering to think money can buy votes here, too. 
Elliot Smith was a notary. He lost his license for misuse as a notary.  Here is a copy of the revocation letter.  I was told He later plead to reduce it to a suspension. This group has also had another Notary lose their license.
Even though not in our district He was at our District Election 2 years ago.

Picture- This is him sitting next to Roc Arnett and this is Bob Worsley.
The next year, at the 2016 State Meeting I saw Elliot in the parking lot and followed him in to see what he was up to. He went directly to meet up with Brent Ellsworth and they disappeared for a while, after which Brent then signed in 37 Proxies. 37 folks!! Tyler Montague carried 7.


--Slides- Here’s some pictures of the sign in sheets to compare.  The Pink and green are the Proxy carrier.  The blue is people that attended in person.
--Slide- In contrast here is the Sign in sheet with the Pearces.
--Slide—here is a list of all the proxies. This side is the Montague Slate compared to the others.
State Committeman have one responsibility… to attend the Mandatory State meeting.
I wish they had the integrity to do what they sign up to do. Please do not vote for someone who is not going to show up.
Those that got blocked by “this group” are good people who are active and attend their meetings. Some even went to the State Meeting to get work and get signatures but they couldn't have a voice or a vote.
When did signing up with no intention of showing up become ok? Or Worse, the sole purpose of signing people up is to block someone else from participating. The sad part is this group is almost all from one demographic- one religion.... The Mormons!
--Slide-- One of our board members asked this question. “How much integrity is lost in order to manipulate so many people for the purpose of power and control?”
I have had a few of the good Christian folks that work side by side with the working PCs ask why the Mormons are doing this? Why do they run with no intention to show up?
My answer is we are not as honest as we claim to be.  Maybe because someone important (Montagues, Roc Arnett, Kirk Adams, Soelbergs, John Giles, Worsleys or the Pearces) asked them to. This happens on both sides, it’s 16 time worse on the Montague/Moderate side. 
There is a scripture that says…
12.  For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it
13. Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them;

With this Scripture I have felt particularly compelled, especially in some of my more spiritual moments as of late that this issue needs to be brought to light, that these underhanded and manipulating works needed to be exposed, along with the main players.
You see, the State committeemen issue is actually just a piece of a much larger problem. It’s a small part of the integrity issue we have in the East Valley amongst the Mormons.
For the last 6 years the Mormons have been recruiting & running people who are told they never show up to control the votes OR worse block someone else from participating. 
It all started in 2010 when Dave Johnson worked in tandem with several well-known Mormon families in Mesa/Gilbert. He would hold meetings at a Prominent Mormon Family home, who invited mostly couples (2 proxies 1 house) to sign up as a PC. They were then told you don’t have to show up, someone else could carry their proxy ballot.  Ever heard of a Dave Johnson recruit?
1)    (Parts I left out of the speech at the end.)
Record numbers of proxy ballots showed up at the elections to vote against those who had been most involved for years.  In the old LD 19 District, Dave Johnson, the Soelbergs and a few others carried handfuls of proxies to gain the District leadership.
In 2012, their efforts were re-doubled and better organized.
Liberty Education
Many more people (Ghost PCs) were recruited and with the aid of some dark money mailing this flyer by the “Liberty Education Project” many working, attending PCs were replaced with People who would never attend. 
In the Covina Precinct there were 3 non-Mormons running.  In addition to themselves, (2) a prominent Mormon couple recruited 6 other LDS couples.  One couple happened to be in the more conservative camp (3).  Of the other 5 couples, not one of them showed up to a meeting. Ever. You should know about those who were seemingly targeted to be blocked.  Ian Murray (our current chairman, former 1st vice chair & 3rd vice chair, Bernard & Haydee Dawson -Haydee was 1st vice Chair, our chairwoman just prior to this and was a candidate for the House in LD 25. They attended most meetings yet a specific effort, by all appearances was launched to block them.  Because the couples recruited were well known LDS the strategy worked. 
Two years later (4) that conservative couple along with a few others have recruited people who would actually come and they now have one of the precincts with the highest percent attendance.
In 2014 Elliot Smith re-recruited the Dave Johnson recruits.
In 2016 these many of these people were re-recruited or new people were recruited.
Many of you know Barbara and Bill Blewster. They live in Tyler Montague's precinct. Tyler recruited enough people to block them and send out a flyer including all candidates to be PCs except the Blewsters.  It worked and the Blewster’s did not get elected. The sad part is Barbara and Bill walk their precinct every election and their attendance would have been better than the entire rest of the precinct combined.
 From Arizona Freedom Alliance Blog… (read the entire article-very insightful) http://arizonafreedomalliance.ning.com/m/group/discussion?id=6399857%3ATopic%3A58331
“it's precisely  BECAUSE of the proxies that McCain spent so much money to purge conservatives from the party voting system and replaced them with Proxy PCs who would give their proxy to a McCain guy to vote on their behalf.”
McCain hit the jackpot with the LDS Community
Just because we (the Mormons) have a Monopoly on the neighborhood network, doesn’t mean we should manipulate it for control!
For those of you who are afraid that I may hurt the reputation of the Mormon Church by exposing this… News flash!  They already knew!  It’s the Mormons that are ignorant of this.  Alma’s words to his son Corianton are sadly fitting…. 
39:11 for when they saw your conduct they would not believe in my words. 
Many have been repulsed by our actions. 

(6) A Former Board Member told me that there had been some sort of fraud in the last 4 elections, always by the LDS… it didn’t go unnoticed by the others.

Each of these examples is correlated to Proxy abuse by the manipulators.

Unfortunately, some of our Leaders are involved.  (7)

To those Leaders who have run and never showed up an apology to anyone you blocked would go a long way.

Let's stop getting rid of the active, working PCs by recruiting Ghost PCs. Instead let's get rid of those who will never show up by recruiting those that will attend and work!
To all of our fellow PCs who are not Mormon, I thank you for your example of honesty and integrity in this process. And I apologize that we have not been as honest or upright as we should have been. We have often been accused of offering Warm bread and a cold shoulder. I'd say that's spot on as far as PCs, this process, and the way the Mormons have manipulated this process. And if we do indeed believe in being "honest and in doing good to all men" it needs to be more than lip service.
My request is simple. Step up and be a PC, attend the meetings, get out the vote or step down.  I think it would do us well to seek out any who used to attend, apologize and invite them back into the fold.  Restore injured feelings and re-build the participants in the Republican Party.
Please vote for those that will actually attend the State Meeting. Allow Brent Ellsworth and Tyler Montague a voice at the State Meeting-- just don't give them 37 voices.
With that I withdraw my name for 1st Vice Chair and endorse Kathleen Winn.
(8)
I leave you this quote by the Late President Gordon B. Hinckley
“We have dishonesty in high offices in the land. How seriously we have fallen. In all this world there is no substitute for personal integrity. 
It Includes honor. 
It includes performance.
It includes keeping one’s word.
It includes doing what is right regardless of the circumstances.”
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1)     I first noticed this in 2010, Kirk Adams (or someone he heavily influences) recruited 15 people to try and block the 1st Vice Chair in the district leadership most active PC in my precinct.
2)     the Soelbergs
3)     and not voting for Adams and Worsley like the others.
4)     the Soelbergs left on a mission and
5)     I have a new friend here named John Kiram from the Gene Autry Precinct. He is a good man who has been helping on campaigns but did not get in this election. 
6)     After watching David Johnson stand and yell on a chair and the other Mormons work in tandem with him said “If this is what your church is all about, I will never have anything to do with your church.”
About the same meeting a good Christian colleague of mine said there was an “eerie feeling” there.  Some “clown was standing up on a chair yelling and screaming.”
Two different people (not LDS) told me that they caught them trying to use a proxy for Rich Crandall after he had moved out of the district.  I asked what happened when they got caught and he said, “Alan made it disappear real fast.”
7)     We have two Stake Presidents that are currently PCs but my experience shows they will likely never darken the door of one of these meetings.  One of them, Trent Montague in the Sun Trails Precinct is believed to be the recruiter of probably the largest group of non-attending PCs we have.  Most of them were nominated by Tyler 2 years ago and never showed.  17 of 18 are running again.  I wonder if the recommend interviews are ever awkward? 
“Are you honest in your dealings with your fellow-men?”
“Well, I ran to be a PC and State Committemen but I have never been.”
“Oh, that’s fine.  I recruited you to do that!”  
8)     I have a list of those who were on the slate that did not attend either meeting last year and the list of those who did. I also have a list of the conservative slate who would like to be state committeemen. If you are on this list and don't plan on attending please speak now... or you may end up on the compromise my integrity list next year! 

2 comments:

  1. Why is the author's name not on this when the blog tagline is, "If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it."?

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    1. Rustin Pearce did the prsentation at the meeting a source sent the information. Sandy Barlett did a write which is stated. I did a portion.

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