Ok – My brain has been telling me with 40% of the CAGOP Delegates being Consultants, Staff or Staff of Consultants that Travis Allen has a hard road to travel to win.
Then time and time again I see evidence otherwise, CRP Vice Chair North Coast Jim McCully Endorses, El Dorado County Chairman Todd White Endorses and the Lassen County GOP Central Committee endorses Travis Allen. (In just the last 24 hours)
Apparently, this stuff is starting to sink in to Jessica Patterson’s Campaign team: (From a source known to me in writing, whose name I have with held)
At 3:54 PM on Feb 12th I had a call from (XXX) XXX-XXXX who she was calling for Mark Meuser to confirm that all his delegates had all the information they need. I responded that yes, I know of the details. She said, “I probably should have called earlier, but now there is a late fee, that the Early Bird registration is expired and the hotel is all booked up.” I responded, “Mark knows that I have this information– who are you really calling for, are you wanting to get my proxy?” She responded, ” I am calling for Jessica Patterson….” I immediately let her know that I would never vote for the status quo and I will be there in person to vote for Travis Allen!”Make careful note of what Jessica Patterson’s callers are doing
I quickly realized they are trying to talk people out of attending the convention and offering to pick up the proxy representing themselves as the appointer
Please note that there is indeed a paid phone calling drill for Jessica Patterson, where they are calling off of lists. The content of the call is up to debate. I’ve received multiple accounts of the calls.
This is people’s exhibit A for banning Proxies forever from the CAGOP Conventions. In 2011, I lived through David Stafford Reade doing similar tactics in order to twist proxies to gut the CAGOP Platform.
Luis Buhler was in the middle of that 2011 Platform Drill as well. We documented how Jessica Patterson, David Stafford Reade and Luis Buhler were in the middle of the effort to eviscerate the CAGOP Platform. You will even see CAGOP Secretary Candidate Dan Trimble voting to shred the platform as well.
Bottom Line – Someone I believe to be David Stafford Reade and/or Jeff Randle is having professional callers reach out to delegates in order to twist their proxies. Note that – Reade and Randle are managing Patterson’s campaign. Further Note that Reade did a dishonest Proxy drill in 2011 that is well documented.
The pitch is that the CAGOP Convention Hotel is sold out so you may as well not go.
Then they say they are representing the person that appointed the (insert name of Travis Allen delegate’s appointer here) in an attempt to gain the confidence of the person on the other end of the line.
It is clear that Jessica Patterson’s team know they lack a majority despite the extreme efforts they undertook to control the delegation. It is also clear they are pulling out all the stops – including calling Steve Frank supporters to see if they will commit to Jessica Patterson on the second ballot.
IF this account of the call is true, this sort of deceit should not be tolerated anywhere. Jessica Patterson needs to terminate David Stafford Reade and others for dishonesty and denounce the efforts of these paid consultants to lie, cheat and steal proxies in order to win.
When trying to rig county party endorsements fails. When threatening and bullying people fails. When destroying volunteer organizations fails. When screwing 8 counties out of their delegations fails. When paying off nominees who lost their elections fails. The next step is to straight out lie to people in order to steal their proxy votes.
IF YOU HAVE GIVEN SOMEONE A PROXY, YOU CAN OVERRIDE IT BY SHOWING UP IN PERSON OR SIGNING A NEW ONE AND GIVING IT TO TRAVIS ALLEN. THE CAGOP BYLAWS STATE THAT THE PROXY GIVER GETS TO DECIDE WHO HAS THEIR PROXY AND/OR THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE IS HONORED