CRA Fraud 4.3 – The San Diego Fraudres

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Aug 102011
 

The San Diego RA – like the Camp Pendleton Unit existed as a zombie unit used by political consultants to engineer endorsement outcomes. The San Diego RA was de-chartered unanimously by the CRA’s board of directors at the 7/23 board meeting.

The purpose of this expose’ is to reveal the fraud that many of us on the Contract with the CRA team knew existed. By exposing this fraud for all to see – it lays out a clear and compelling case for the reforms being enacted by the team that wants to see the CRA return to its’ role of pre-eminence in the California Republican Party.

When contacted by the Credentials Committee, this unit’s officers refused to provide records of membership or bylaws, in violation of Section 10.07.

The unit submitted Misty Tienken (a Legislative staff member) as a Delegate to the 2011 CRA Convention.  When asked, she was not able to answer simple questions about when her unit met, how she was elected as a Delegate, or who was the leader of the unit.  There is no evidence that this unit met and elected Delegates in accordance with Section 10.04.

Three members on the unit roster with expired dues were Convention Delegates on the “Romney List” from the 2007 Presidential Endorsing Convention: Paul and Peri Ann Allen from Sacramento and Robert Statham from Orangevale.  The delegate registration fees were paid by the Romney for President campaign.

This unit’s Delegate List for the 2011 Annual Convention was faxed from John Bovee’s Sacramento office, suggesting that they did not meet and elect their Delegates in accordance with Section 10.04.

Strangely, the annual membership dues for all 15 members listed expire on the same day: 4/30/2012.  This suggests that dues were paid after the CRA Convention in April, but there is no evidence of such payments.  There is no evidence that this unit collected the mandated annual dues from its members ($25 per person, plus $10 for each additional person from the same household) and remitted those dues to CRA.

The CRA Membership Records indicate that the unit fell below the minimum threshold of eleven members at some point in 2008 or 2009, which is a violation of Section 6.03.

The unit lists Rorick (or Rory) Luepton as a member, but Mr. Luepton is also listed as the Vice President of the Stanton Republican Assembly, with a different address on the Stanton roster.  This appears to be a violation of Section 4.06 concerning duplicate membership.

Furthermore, there is no record that this unit participated in any of the CRA Conventions between 2007 and 2011, in violation of Section 6.02.

CRA Fraud 4.2 – The San Diego Fraudres

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Aug 092011
 

The Camp Pendleton RA is part two of the San Diego Fraudres.

Next to the Yolo RA – the Camp Pendleton unit was the most egregious unit dealt with at the 7/23 Board meeting. It was de-chartered by a 36-2 vote of the CRA’s board.

You have to ask yourself as you are reading this series of posts the obvious questions about those who have launched hysterical attacks against those of us cleaning up CRA. What commentary on their character does the below laundry list of issues elicit?

The Camp Pendleton Republican Assembly had not sent delegates to any CRA Convention since 2007, in violation of Section 6.02.  In 2007, they sent Markham Tuttle and Glen Richardson from El Dorado Hills and John Cooley from Granite Bay as delegates.  El Dorado Hills is 509 miles away from Fallbrook and Granite Bay is 508 miles away from Fallbrook.  Those three purported delegates were on the “Romney List” of 75 paid in delegates to the 2007 CRA Convention.

The foundation of the Camp Pendleton Republican Assembly appears to have been fraudulent.  Records show that four chartering members lived at the same address: 3223 Brushwood Lane in Fallbrook.  Their dues all expired on 9/17/2006.  In addition, the unit lists two members (Blake Dorman and Blake Donners) from the exact same address of a condominium condo complex in Irvine, with no apartment number.  Both were founding members of the unit and it appears likely that they are the same person.  In addition, two other people from the same neighborhood in Irvine were founding members as well.  While the facts are still unclear, after several years, it appears that there may have been membership fraud.

This unit was also engineered to take up one-third of the surface area of San Diego County.  The CRA Board of Directors may wish to consider whether or not this unit was created for the nefarious purpose of preventing other Republican activists from participating in this extraordinarily large and populous territory.

Twelve unit members’ annual dues expired on 9/17/2006 and the dues for the three “Romney Delegates” expired on 10/1/2008.  It appears that there were fewer than eleven remaining members on the unit roster after that, in violation of Section 6.03.

This unit’s Delegate List was faxed from John Bovee’s office in Sacramento, suggesting that they did not meet and elect their delegates in accordance with Section 10.04.  In 2007, the Convention fees for the three “Romney Delegates” were paid by Romney for President, Inc.  Their distance from Camp Pendleton gives reason to believe that the unit did not comply with Section 10.04 in 2007, either.

There is no evidence that the Camp Pendleton Republican Assembly has held quarterly meetings in accordance with Section 10.05.

The dues of the current members all expire 5/1/2012, which suggests that their dues were paid after the April Convention in Sacramento, but there is no evidence of such payment.  There is no evidence that the unit had fifteen dues-paying members, as they claimed, during the April Convention.  There appear to be violations of Sections 4.01, 4.03, and 13.10.  There is no evidence that this unit collected or remitted the annual membership dues required under Section 4.03 and 4.08.  The Board should also consider the odd timing of the reported expiration of members’ dues (which all expire on 5/1/2012) and the lack of a unit checking account (which raises questions about how dues were collected and paid).

When contacted by the Credentials Committee, the leaders of this unit refused to provide records of membership or bylaws, in violation of Section 10.07.

CRA Fraud Part 4.1, The San Diego Fraudres

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Aug 082011
 

At the 7/23 CRA Board meeting – it was revealed that a mathematical analysis of listed members versus dues money collected yielded a severe disparity between what was collected in dues versus what should have been owed based on what the records indicate the CRA’ s membership to be.

This means that many of the units that the “other side” is complaining about the removal of may well have never paid a dime in CRA dues while being used for years to manipulate CRA endorsements. It just does not stop.

Alpine Heights was de-chartered unanimously by the CRA Board – meaning that several on the “other side” supported the action.

Records suggest that the Alpine Heights Republican Assembly had not sent delegates to a CRA Convention before the 2011 Convention.  This is a violation of Section 6.02 (Convention Participation).

Evidence suggests Alpine Heights Republican Assembly did not elect their delegates in accordance with their own bylaws.  Their delegate roster was hand-written in the same handwriting as three other units and faxed in from John Bovee’s office in Sacramento.  This suggests possible violation of Section 10.04 (concerning the election of delegates by the club).

It appears that Alpine Heights Republican Assembly has not met since they were chartered and has no meeting minutes.  At the convention, their Designated Representative (Collin McGlashan, who lives 527 miles away in Sacramento) was twice asked directly if the unit met and he refused to answer.  It appears that this unit is not meeting, which is a violation of Section 10.05 (concerning quarterly meetings for chartered Republican Assemblies).

When contacted by the Credentials Committee, the unit’s officers refused to provide records of membership or bylaws, in violation of Section 10.07 (concerning the availability of records).

The Alpine Heights membership roster contains exactly 15 members, all with dues that expire on 5/1/2012.  This is the only unit for whom the CRA Membership Records do not contain any individuals whose dues have expired.  This uniform date implies that their dues were paid after the April 2011 Convention, but there is no evidence of such payment.  It appears that there has been a violation of Section 4.08 concerning the remittance of dues to CRA.  This discrepancy over dues also calls into question the eligibility of the unit to send any delegates to the CRA Convention.

There is no evidence that this unit complied with the requirement for each member to complete a membership form in accordance with Section 4.01, one of the oldest provisions of the Bylaws.

There is no evidence that this unit collected the mandated dues from its members ($25 per person, plus $10 for each additional person from the same household).  There is no evidence that the unit paid dues to CRA (in violation of Section 4.03).

What does it say about the character of someone who sought to rely on a string of fraud similar to the above in order to gain political power?

Aug 062011
 

After reading Matt Rexroad’s comments about the results of re-distircting – I have determined the following:

1. The process was corrupt, but not as bad as if it had been done in Sacramento.

2. The GOP Registration is 30.9% statewide and falling, yet we have a fighting chance to maintain as much as 36% of the seats.

3. In-fighting within the CA GOP is as responsible for the results of these new lines as the commission was/is. This includes what many of you have been reading about on this blog for weeks. It is time to put a stop to it – which means:

4. “Leaders” within the GOP who avoid conflict at all costs, and others who are so self-focused that the facts are cast aside must also be dealt with or rehabilitated in to dynamic leaders. The GOP needs to stop waiting for the next Reagan while a generation of relative weaklings continue to shuffle the deck chairs on the titanic.

Assuming that these lines hold up after the flurry of lawsuits – here’s what I know at this time:

Ted Gaines is moving in to the new SD-01. The nexus for why Gaines / LaMalfa decided to team up in “attacking” the Placer Cent Com is certainly there as the two will be stuck with each other in the State Senate for 6 years. Placer County will represent a significant voting block for both of them.

LaMalfa has a clean shot at SD-04 for re-election in 2014.

Dan Logue has moved in to the new AD-01. He will get his third and final term from 2013-2014.

Jim Nielsen was  a big winner – his nemesis Charlie Schaupp who came close (within 6,000 votes) to beating him in the 2010 Primary has been drawn out of that district. However, the nexus for the cheap shots against Dan Logue has effectively been removed as Nielsen and Logue will now live in different State Senate Seats – since Ted Gaines does not term out until 2020 and LaMalfa in 2018… that’s beyond eternity in Politics.

Beth Gaines – AD06. Only has to worry about John Allard, that is if her team can’t convince Allard to wait until 2016. Alyson Huber has already bailed out on running against Beth Gaines in a bungling filing for Congress.

Kevin Hanley – AD05, he is not a candidate yet. However, El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting is. Nutting ran for Assembly against Rico Oller in 1998, and has wanted to serve in the Assembly since at least 10 years before that.

Wally Herger CD-01 – likely, Herger will retire in 2014. This would tee up LaMalfa for Congress on phase and set up the moderate Jim Nielsen vs a Conservative prop 14 cluster primary in 2014. Herger would support Nielsen.

Tom McClintock CD-04. Will Lungren stay in CD-07 now that it has been drawn to a D+1 registration district? Does Roger Niello run for CD-07?

The rumors are that someone is going to challenge Tom McClintock in the primary. They will get hammered as McClintock, despite his perceived flaws, enjoys huge popularity with the voters of both the old and new CD-04. (Which is the 2nd most lopsided Rep district in California)

What does Roger Niello run for next? He can win any of the marginal districts in Eastern Sacramento County – it should be interesting.

Alyson Huber: Amateur Night after being drawn out of a district

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Aug 052011
 

Alyson Huber is a liar. Her Assembly website says she understands the needs of working families. This is quite a statement from a Trial Lawyer who voted for the largest tax increase in State History and whose CRA scorecard is typically less than 10%.

So the woman who understands the needs of working families has voted to screw over school districts, voted for increased regulations, voted to ban common household items and voted to spend money on welfare while raiding local government and funds for infrastructure projects. Heck, she’s even voted to change the definition of what a family is!

Now she’s out of an Assembly district. Alyson Huber apparently does not want to explain her abuse of working families to the voters of AD-06, nor does she have the courage to face off against Beth Gaines.

So, she’s running for Congress – in the 3rd Congressional District. You know, John Garamendhi’s district – over in Solano and Yolo County.

One problem – the trial lawyer Huber lives in El Dorado Hills.

DOH!

I got the below in my email alerts the other day:

CA-03/CA-07: It’s not quite clear what Dem Assemblywoman Alyson Huber is up to. She previously said she was looking at a run against GOP Rep. Dan Lungren, but she just filed for CA-03, which now would seem to be Dem John Garamendi’s district. Lungren got shuffled over to the 7th, but it may just be that Huber needs to update her FEC paperwork, which she filed the same day the new maps were released (and hence may not have known the new numbers at that time).

Ani Bera and Alyson Huber vs Dan Lungren.

BTW – Ani Bera was making the Kool-Aid Cocktail party rounds in DC recently. Apparently, he thinks his insane left-wing politics will appeal to the voters of CA-07?

That being said, it does not look like Ani Bera has much to fear from Alyson Huber whose understanding of working families seems to not include geography.