Monday, March 7, 2016

Want To Be A Delegate To The Republican Convention In Cleveland? Here's What You Need To Know

By Brandon Hall
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The following is from Matt Maddock:

"The State Party Chair and the Credentials Committee will be choosing the slate of 14 delegates at-large and alternates to attend the National Convention. Historically, NONE of the delegates knew about Rule 11 and the party has not made this application process available to the delegates. The Credentials Committee is comprised of the State Party Chair (Ronna Romney), the Budget Committee Chair (Bill Runco), the Policy Committee Chair (Gary Howell), the National Committeeman (Dave Agema), the National Committeewoman (Kathy Berden), the State Party General Counsel (Eric Doster), and the State Party Co-Chair (Jeff Sakwa):

The Credentials Committee shall meet to create a slate of at-large delegates and at-large alternates to the 2016 Republican National Convention pursuant to Rule 16. An individual who is seeking election as a delegate at-large or alternate delegate at-large to the 2016 Republican National Convention shall submit his or her name to the Credentials Committee for consideration no later than 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 8, 2016. The names of any individuals not received by this time shall not be considered by the Credentials Committee. The Credentials Committee shall submit the slate of National Convention delegates and alternate delegates at-large to the secretary of the State Convention prior to 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

If you would like to be considered to be a Delegate At-Large to the National Convenrion, please submit your name to the Credentials Committee to be considered: Example: Pursuant to Rule 11 of the State Party Rules to Select Delegates and Alternates to the 2016 National Convention, I would like to submit my name to be considered to be a Delegate At-Large.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Respectfully Submitted,
Your Name and Phone Number and Mailing Address and Email Address.

The State Party Chair has stated on several occasions that she is on the side of the grassroots. Submit your name by mail before March 31. If none of the grassroots apply to be delegates at-large, the party will not have the opportunity to appoint any of us. In the past, we never even knew how to apply! Now we do. Please apply.

If the party does not select grassroots delegates and selects the same establishment players to be national at-large delegates, we will know where the state party really stands."
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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  1. It does not matter what Ronna has said. It is what she has done and that is committed betrayal. Grassroots are only a vote for the eGOP. They do not want anything else other then for the grassroots to join their marching band. The problem with that it is so out of tune with the voters who are totally not fooled by their false promises and betrayal.
    Down with the eGOP and their betrayal. Vote against eGOP. A vote for Kasich or Rubio is a vote for eGOP betrayal.

  2. Do you actually snail mail this request c/o credentials committee?? Address?

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