Feb 192021

NOTE: The CAGOP Election vendor is now admitting that people can register for the convention and then foward their secret link to others in order to vote it. This confirms what I wrote yesterday about how the consultants will rig the election and further violate the CAGOP’s By-Laws.

Well, here you go. Similar to some of the groups that endorsed Jessica without inviting Steve to speak or compete for the endorsement, we have received word from several people inside LA County as follows:

Aaron, I must remain anonymous, but this

“Endorsement” is quite concerning to me. According to my recollection, the LAGOP Central Committee NEVER held an endorsement vote. How do endorsements happen? Unless the Executive Comm has the right to endorse without the knowledge of the Committee at large, I don’t know how this is legitimate.
Your recent column indicates you have the Minutes of LAGOP meetings. Perhaps I missed something.
You may contact me but PLEASE do not disclose my name m
I left the typos in the email on purpose so you’d see it is authentic.
I also have Rick Marshall who has video of the meetings, and three other delegates from LA County who have told me that the LAGOP did not elect the 12 empty district nominees, nor did they have a vote to endorse Jessica Patterson either.
It is clear that the consultants are flaunting the CRP’s By-Laws and daring anyone out there to do anything about it.
I am being told by insiders that the CAGOP’s staff and others are trying to figure out how to deny all of the complaints about election fraud. I am also sure that the control agents are also attempting to cover their tracks as well.
Feb 172021

Did you know that Yuba County had only one person file for electon? That is the father of David Stafford Reade’s staffer Stephen Heter. Stephen is amazingly the chairman of the Yuba GOP.

Heter must have thought the rules don’t apply to him like they do to Modoc County. Heter and the Yuba GOP did not notice their organizational meeting and did the same exact thing that caused Modoc County to get stripped of their delegates.

Here is the scarlet letter from CA-03 Nominee Tamika Hamilton (ironically is now a Jessica Patterson supporter), she says flat out she was not invited to an organizational meeting in Yuba County. Whoops. Modoc did not invite the Dahles or LaMalfa to theirs and were stripped of their delegates. Hamilton represented 25% of the members of the Yuba GOP at the time.

The Staff of the CAGOP made the unilateral decision to strip Modoc. However, when this complaint came in against Yuba for the same violation as Modoc County, the Staff referred it to the Proxies and Credentials Committee – where Modoc should have been sent to. I can only conclude that the CAGOP’s staff is in on rigging the election for Jessica Patterson. There are too many things happening to not be a coincidence.

The excuse the CAGOP staff used to slit Modoc’s throat with no way to fix the issue was that they did not notice the problem with Modoc until the deadline and there was no time to cure the problem. Well guess what, same goes for Tehama and Yuba County – so why didn’t the same staffer that stripped Modoc County do the same with Tehama and Yuba?

February 16, 2021
Patricia Welch, Proxies & Credentials Committee Chair
California Republican Party
1001 K Street, Fourth Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Madam Chair:

Sections 7400 to 7470 of the California Elections Code governs county central committee membership, elections, meetings, and general business. In Yuba County, a single candidate filed for the county central committee in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election: Duane Heter (SD5).1 The committee also includes three ex-officio members: Tamika Hamilton (CD3), Sen. Jim Nielsen (SD4), and Asm. James Gallagher (AD3).2 According to the elections code, “At the first meeting, a committee shall organize by selecting a chairperson, a secretary, and any other officers and committees as it deems necessary for carrying on the affairs of this party.”3

Tamika Hamilton is on record stating that she did not receive any notice of an organizational meeting for the county central committee in Yuba County (see document Tamika Hamilton Email Dated February 11, 2021). Hamilton’s vote would have represented twenty-five percent (25%) of the total vote in the initial balloting at the organizational meeting. This raises some relevant questions.

1. Was an organizational meeting held? If so, when and where was the meeting convened? Note there is no provision in the elections code for anything other than an in-person meeting, which was still possible in that part of the state.

2. Was the organizational meeting noticed to all members? Is there a date and time stamped record of the notice such as an email or stamped mail?

3. Were bylaws adopted? If so, were the officers of the county central committee selected in accordance with the bylaws?

4. Are there minutes of the organizational meeting?

The answers and the corroborating evidence are germane to determining if the organizational meeting was held correctly or was defective. There is no time to cure a defective organizational meeting before this upcoming convention.

If the organizational meeting in Yuba County was defective, then regular delegates Stephen Heter (Yuba county chair) and Duane Heter (Yuba county treasurer) must be removed from the CRP delegate list as with the associated appointed delegates (Mandy Edson, Damian Fussel, Joel Heter, Tiersa Heter, David Higgins, and Bryan McPartlan).4

My purpose is to make sure all county central committees are held to the same standards and I am sure you will agree. If you have any questions, I can be reached at [email protected] or (XXX) XXX-XXXX.

Respectfully submitted,
Carl Brickey
Appointed Delegate, California Republican Party (2021-2022)

1 Yuba County Elections Office, phone conversation with staff, February 12, 2021.
2 Cal. Elec. Code § 7404.
3 Cal. Elec. Code § 7441.
4 CRP Delegate List, accessed February 8, 2021.

The CRP Staff waited until 12-23-2020 to send notices to appointers going in to Christmas Weekend. Add in waiting until today to start sending election credentials. Waiting until 3PM 2-5-2021 to send us the final delegate list, perfectly timed to prevent Steve Frank getting a mail piece out (and it appears that Jessica Patterson got her copy a day or two before we got ours). Multiple techincal issues. Bad Phones, and email addresses galore. Ignoring several of my follow up questions for information about how they are verifying the delegates county parties receive. Stonewalling requests for information about the voting system. Enacting rules making observing proxies nearly impossible.

This is beyond incompetence, at some point it is no longer concidental. Then add in that we are catching cheating in real time, this is the CAGOP as we know it now. However, unlike President Trump we are airing the issues BEFORE the election. Oh and I am not done, the cheating IS significant enough that it could impact the outcome of the officer elections easily.

Modoc killed, Tehama and Yuba caught bogus? That is more than enough votes to decide the Northern Region Vice Chair Race (16 total) – and the beneficiary? Deborah Wilder and Jessica Patterson.

But wait, there’s more. By the end of the day tomorrow, you will learn that as much as 3% of the entire delegation to the CAGOP may well be bogus. This is beyond the corrupt proxy system that is frequently abused as well…

You need to know what is being done to you and who is doing it. The only way to stop this is to elect Steve Frank for CAGOP Chair.

P.S. We’ve proven that the staff do not follow up on much at all and the consultants apparently know this and have taken advantage of it. To be contiued…

Feb 162021

I have written for years that the consultant class resent grassroots. They can’t control grassroots and can’t tell them what to do. Today in 2021, we have a classic grassroots versus swamp fight.

The 1990’s era consultants whom I also call the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure are using the same threadbare playbook they’ve clutched since the 1990’s in an attempt to control the second largest GOP in America and rig party endorsements to line their pockets with campaign cash.

If you only read this far – here is Amendment #5 in a nutshell. It removes Recall elections from the menu of endorsement procedures. In so doing, the bylaws become silent on recalls making the 21 member board of directors the governing body for ALL recall election endorsements. Some more extreme legal interpretations state that the Chair of the Party may be able to do the endorsement theirselves!

It is a very arrogant and dishonest play by the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure – as they are telling us Jessica Patterson is all about building the CAGOP while running a bylaw change to strip the party of their voice in recall election endorsements!!! If you read further – I am going to lay out the tactics they are employing and details about who the players are.

It makes sense doesn’t it that the same people lying about 44,000 volunteers that were never sent to local parties – while 27 of them basically collapsed – are trying to rig an endorsement and gut the influence of the delegates to the CAGOP? These same people stripped Modoc County of their delegates while not verifying the accuracy of other paperwork. These same people claim Jessica Patterson raised $37 million for the party when she never participated in most fundraising meetings and at least $15 million is proven to have been pass through money from campaigns.

The string of lies has a purpose. Kevin Faulconer can not win the recall election without total control of the CAGOP. Here’s why:

  1. Faulconer is not independently wealthy, in fact, information I have suggests the polar opposite.
  2. Faulconer needs to be able to get more than $29,000 per donor. Contolling the CAGOP would allow him to get donors to write checks to three other accounts.
  3. Controlling the CAGOP puts Faulconer on the ballot as the “Republican Nominee” – a statistical advantage in a campaign
  4. Controlling the CAGOP gets Faulconer use of the CAGOP bulk mail permit for “member communications” – a nebulous term the ethically challenged consultants abuse frequently

This is why the connection of some of the CAGOP Staff to Faulconer matters. Molly Parnell is a main fundraiser for the CAGOP and is now employed by Faulconer too. David Stafford Reade is employed by Faulconer and is Jessica Patterson’s campaign manager. The interim executive director of the CAGOP came up in to politics through the San Diego squish exchange aka the Faulconer machine. The world is way to small.

So just how was the sausage made to post a trojan horse bylaw?

One of my original criticisms of Jessica Patterson was her stalinstic purge of the CAGOP staff and the fact that the committees she appointed were full of the hard-left of the CAGOP. The Rules committee is the worst of the worst. Most of the names you will recognize as I have excoriated them for a variety of things (like trying to shred the CAGOP platform, rampages against conservatives, never trumpers and the like).

Luis Buhler – a frequent subject on Right on Daily, used to be Charles Munger’s control agent and a far-left Liberal from the Bay Area. Buhler is also a political consultant and legal type.

Frances Barrazza – a close acolyte of Kevin Faulconer and a charter member of the San Diego squish exchange

Bill Essayli – an attorney, was the nominee for AD60 the last time it was competitive. A good dude, but controlled by the establishment. He is an attorney and chair of the committee.

Rex Frazier – a lobbyist / consultant type. Runs an insurance-related PAC. The quintessential swamp creature. I also have some personal history with him

Jan Leja – No longer lives in CA, but is a liberal Republican former chair of San Bernardino who helped install a replacement that may be more liberal than she is.

Linda Lopez-Alvarez – Region 9 director of the Women’s Fed, tried to stop the Women’s Fed endorsement of Steve Frank. Another part of the San Diego squish exchange.

Jonathan Madison – Jonathan is a good dude, an attorney but he is 100% in the orbit of Luis Buhler.

Charles Moran – Charles was the first President of the Log Cabin Republicans when it was chartered. I like Charles and consider him a friend, but he is on the left of the party and works /worked for Faulconer as a paid consulant and volunteer.

Lisa Moreno – The outgoing Central Region Vice Chair. The conservatives in the area repeatedly voiced their disappointment in her. Sad too, because I liked Lisa a lot when she first ran.

John Peschong – Peschong is a consultant for Doug Ose, he is also a consistent vote with the left of the party. Should be interesting to see what he does on this issue since Ose is also running for Governor.

David Reade – Yes, this is THAT David Stafford Reade. Conflict of interest much? (He is a Faulconer staffer and Jessica Patterson’s Campaign Manager)

David Rosenthal – He is from Alameda County, close to Luis Buhler and is (drumroll) another Attorney.

Lindsey Stetson – She is a Jessica Patterson doppleganger

Deborah Wilder – Yes THAT Deborah Wilder. (oh, and she is also an attorney in addition to everything else I’ve written about her)

If anyone thinks this Rules Committee is going to do anything but serve the interests of the consultant class looking to exterminate the voice of the grassroots – think again.

So why does this crew of Liberal Republican Attorneys and otherwise Liberal Republicans from inside the San Diego Squish Machine matter? If they rubber stamp By-Law #5 with a 2/3 vote of their committee, By-Law #5 Goes to the floor needing only a majority vote to be enacted.

Got it? With the rubber stamp rules committee the By-Law to gut delegates right to represent themselves only takes a simple majority – and given that the delegation is full of consultants and staffers it is not that difficult of a lift to get passed.

Now – what does this mean to all of you?

On Jessica Patterson’s watch – 27 of 58 County Parties had less than half their elected slots filled by election. This includes 10 that collapsed completely. You do not get this kind of a result without active participation. I’ve long said that the 1990’s era consultants try to rig the process with fake clubs / central committees and they try to destroy everything they can not control.

Then add in the alleged 44,000 volunteers that no one has seen. The only reason you’d refuse to send out / withold such a goldmine is both control and because you don’t care about local parties.

Having dealt with many of the consultants in the oligarchy of controlled failure – they resent grassroots. Grassroots represent a variable they can’t control.

Thus, it is not a stretch that they would use a deceptive tactic – put forward by Betsy Graves Mahan who publicy tried to lynch a member of her own Sacramento GOP without a hearing – to trick people in to giving them even more power.

And they wrecked Modoc County, while ignoring counties in their orbit with similar problems.

This is the kind of leadership that brags about 624,000 voter registrations as a deceptive lie to fool people in to thinking everything is OK long enough for them to get their way in officer elections – The Democrats rolled up 1,833,000 in the same time period. Also, the GOP has lost 50,000 registrations since the Presidential election as well.

Get where I am going? Lie, Deceive, Destroy, Bully, Cajole – whatever it takes to “Win”.

I’d tell people to contact the members of the rules committee but the game has already been rigged – the correct course of action is to rally the honest (non staffer, non consultant) delegates against this abomination.

I will conclude with Carl DeMaio who is dead right on about the CRP and Faulconer:

Aaron —  Several changes to the CAGOP’s bylaws are being proposed at this weekend’s convention. I am strongly urging a NO VOTE on rules change #5 (Mahan) and here’s why.

Rules change #5 by Mahan will strip you as a delegate of the CRP of any role in making an endorsement of a replacement candidate in the upcoming recall election.

Worse, the endorsement decision will then be made by just five people on the Executive Committee!

If you thought the grassroots were already upset with the Party insiders making bad decisions behind closed doors, you haven’t seen nothing yet if we allow this to happen under our watch.

Here’s why this rules change is so atrocious and damaging to the Party:

·      You and I both know this recall was not the work of a handful of establishment insiders; this recall is succeeding because of the blood, sweat and tears of the tens of thousands of grassroots volunteers who have collected the signatures for the past 9 months.

·      By cutting them out of a public process for the selection of a replacement candidate, this rules change is a slap in the face to the grassroots recall supporters who got us here in the first place.

·      If we demoralize our grassroots supporters by letting 5 insiders hand-pick their own candidate, don’t count on the grassroots to be motivated to get-out-the-vote or support the Party or its other candidates in the future.

This rules change is no longer about the recall – it is about whether we want to once again break faith with our grassroots supporters.  It will do long-lasting damage to a party that already has deep problems and would benefit from joining, not usurping, this grassroots movement that is fueling the recall.

Please join me in voting NO on Rules Change 5 (Mahan) and vote down ANY attempt to change the rules regarding endorsements at this stage.


Carl DeMaio
Delegate CRP 2021-2022
Chairman, Reform California

PS: Remember why we have the existing endorsement rules in the first place: they are designed to protect the brand and integrity of the Party by having a public process and a super-majority vote of delegates. Let’s not destroy this grassroots movement by allowing a replacement candidate to be crammed down our throats by just 5 insiders.

Jan 232021

Elect Republicans


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(805) 795-1271

Party Elite Selecting Your GOP Nominee For Governor

In a normal world, candidates declare for Governor.  They raise money and rally supporters.  In a State of 58 counties and five million Republicans, that requires a lot of effort. The process shows voters who has and who does not have what it takes to be Governor of the Great Golden State. It is a “test drive” that separates the wheat from the chaff.

If the Chair of the California Republican Party has her way, that is history. For the Recall and for the 2022 election, the Elite Few in the California Republican Party will choose YOUR GOP Nominee for Governor.

You read that right.

The Chair of the California Republican party told the Orange County Republican Central Committee on January 18 there is no need for primaries, contests and even candidates to find the GOP Nominee Governor.

Here is what she said:

“2020 was about setting the table.  We (the California Republican Party Board of Directors or maybe just her) are going to recruit the candidate to run against Newsom”.

Jessica Patterson has made it very clear. She is going to pick and run the GOP candidate for Governor. YOU will have no say. If you come up with or support anyone else for Governor, that person will not be on the GOP ticket!

Let me offer a clear statement of my position for choosing the GOP Nominee for Governor, now that you know hers.

Currently, I have not endorsed any candidate for Governor in the coming elections. If elected Chair, I pledge not endorse a candidate for Governor until the California Republican Party, in convention, endorses the GOP Nominee for Governor in both the recall and later, the 2022 state-wide elections.

The selection of the GOP Candidate for Governor may have already occurred?  Really?

I report. You decide.

In December, legislative leadership asked GOP Assembly and State Senate members to sign a form endorsing this person for Governor.  This surprised many. They were not ready to support any candidate for Governor.

The person on the endorsement form happened to be the same person that was the keynote speaker at Jessica Patterson’s first convention.

In late summer 2020, Jessica Patterson gave this person the CAGOP list of major donors without telling the Board of Directors. The ruse was that they would use the list to raise money for the California Republican Party.   No other potential candidate was granted this “privilege”. The Board has yet to receive a report on the results of the Jessica-picked candidate’s Party fund raising.

Giving the store away—without telling the Board of Directors—Jessica Patterson reveals the fix is in by announcing that the California Republican Party is going to “recruit a candidate for Governor.  Is she pretending John Cox, Kevin Faulconer, Diego Martinez, Errol Webber, Major Williams—all capable candidates—are not running?

The California Republican party has about 1400 delegates. Of the 24 person Board of Directors, the delegates elect only 14.

Yet one person, Jessica Patterson—the Chair—has recruited and launched the GOP nominee candidate.  She is attempting to tell all the others possible GOP candidates they cannot run.  She is choosing for five million Republicans and telling them their GOP Nominee for Governor.

I can think of no more effective method to divide the Party and cause an unbridgable, massive internal chasm than the one she has chosen.

Bottom line:  If Jessica’s plan succeeds, her candidate will lose. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Republicans will not support a GOP nominee chosen by the elite few and forced fed to the rest of us.  They will revolt against the nominee and the Party.

How?  Not voting or voting third party. Many will re-register as No Political Party vaulting that registration status back ahead of Republican in our State.


However, if you elect Steve Frank as your California Republican Party Chair, YOU get to choose the GOP Nominee for Governor.  With Jessica Patterson, she will make that choice for you.

No Choice. Sounds a lot like the Democrat Party, doesn’t it?

Stephen Frank

Candidate, Chair of California Republican Party

To support me, go to www.frank4leadership.com.

Jan 122021

Deborah Wilder is a Democrat. Even if you could convict her of being a Republican, she is far to the left of the Northern California Region she represents. Aided and abetted by Doug LaMalfa, David Reade, Jim Nielsen and James Gallagher – she was elected to the CAGOP Platform Committee in Assembly District One.

Deborah Wilder voted to rip the pro-life plank from the CAGOP Platform amongst other things while on the platform committee.

Deborah Wilder aggressively argued to the point of being boorish and abusive in the CAGOP Board meeting against censuring Chad Mayes over the Cap and Trade disaster.

Wilder has also talked loudly, agressively and boorishly (which is her style) about de-chartering the California Republican Assembly. The CRA is the oldest Conservative Group in the California GOP.

Deborah Wilder also opposes dealing with Lincoln Project founder Mike Madrid who has been on a rampage to defeat Republicans at all levels of government. In her own words (taken from an email forwarded to me):

As to the Joe Biden thing- Here is the real story on that issue.  A delegate named Mike Madrid worked on the Liberty project to endorse Biden. Our Bylaws say that if a delegate endorses the other candidate they can be removed as a delegate.  This was brought to the board and we have been working through that process. It is not just a vote of the board. It requires notice to the delegate, a hearing, etc.. There were not going to be any delegate votes before the election.  The board members could have spend many hours going through the process to oust this delegate or spend their time electing Republicans. We chose to focus on electing Republicans. We will likely vote to oust the delegate at our meeting in January and will ban him from returning to the party as a delegate. Mike Garcia won his congressional seat by less than 500 votes- As a board, should we have have spent hours going through this procedural process and lost the Mike Garcia seat?  I say no.  Mike Madrid will be ousted as a delegate, but spending our time doing that when we had critical republican races to win was counterproductive.

Wilder lied. Her rationale even if what she wrote was true is equally as absurd as she sat idly by while the CAGOP Board ignored Mike Garcia in the Primary – despite Garcia having 100% of the underlying county endorsements. In the process of writing this groosly deceptive email (see also lie) – she did set fire to Jessica Patterson by indicating, “there were not going to be any delegate votes before the election.” This 100% validates Steve Frank’s assertion that Jessica Patterson was protecting Mike Madrid. BTW – it does not take hours to oust a delegate, and the CAGOP Board has not been working through that process as they have done nothing and there has never been a discussion of it. You’d think a trial lawyer like Wilder would know better than to lie.

I sent Wilder’s email to the delegate that filed a couple of the complaints (against Mike Madrid and Luis Alvarado):

According to the email that I received from CRP Interim Director Sarah Nelson regarding the status of my complaint, “Notification letters of your complaint were sent to Michael Madrid and Luis Alvarado on July 31, 2020. No formal response was received within 30 days from the accused delegates.”  Madrid and Alvarado had the opportunity to respond but chose to provide “no formal response”. The complaints were well- documented and provided sufficient evidence for a hearing to reach a quick determination.  A hearing would have only required the time and talent of a few members who were committed to protecting our Grand Old Party from a fifth column effort within our own state central committee.  Deborah Wilder’s assertion that a hearing would have required a significant commitment of party resources is a farce. Any party officer who is unwilling to defend our party is unworthy to be a party officer.

Update from the 1-11-2021 CRP Board Meeting: “Deborah Wilder asked about the status of the complaints against Luis Alvarado and Mike Madrid.  I believe Jonathan Madison is doing the investigation. Not sure when it will be done.  They are trying to follow the bylaws.  Alvarado and Madrid have not replied.”

Deborah Wilder Ran for AD-21 in 2000. Ran for CA-12 in 1994. Both times, her delegates and support came from the left of the party.

She Argued on the floor of the CAGOP convention multiple times in favor of Prop 14 – including castigating party faithful that think the “Top Two” system is a disaster.
Wilder also argued on the floor of the CAGOP convention opposing proxy reform, proxies are what keep people like Wilder in control of parts of the California GOP. Staffers and Donors are appointed as delegates and their proxies are collected by people and used to keep control of things. 259 of Jessica Patterson’s 548 Votes came via proxy in 2019… a staggering 44%.
Speaking of 44% look at this:
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Tehama have no elected members. That’s correct, 8 of the 18 counties or 44% of Wilder’s region are dead and stripped of representation to the state party. Perhaps Wilder wanted this as these are all conservative counties and this makes the party easier to control if they are moribund and non-functional. A minimal level of follow-up would have saved some of these county parties from collapsing. I guess defending Mike Madrid and trying to shred the party platform were higher on the list.
Shasta had only three elected members and in a coup at their organizational meeting they filled 18 slots with donors and staffers when Wilder’s people intervened. Is this the kind of party organization we want?
Yuba County has one elected member – the father of a David Stafford Reade employee. You can make bank that will be 7 delegates for Deborah Wilder and Jessica Patterson. This is basically fraud, abusing the rules of the party. This is Wilder’s legacy as Northern Region Vice-Chair.
Sutter County, Siskiyou County and Modoc County have few more than the paltry three elected members that Shasta Had.
Of the counties in Deborah Wilder’s Region – only Butte, Glenn, Nevada, Placer and El Dorado County are healthy and vibrant. Just 5 of the 18.
Wilder supports fake proxy voting while presiding over the collapse or near collapse of 13 of the 18 County Parties in her region. Draw the correlation – she supports a small group controlling the party and actively participates in shrinking the California Republican Party. Add to this, she is militanty pro-choice, gay marriage, open borders, (on occasion) likes bonds and taxes, always likes Prop 14, proxies and is a defender of Chad Mayes and Mike Madrid – you have the total package.
Laurie Wallace is none of the above. She has been a long-time CRA Member, County Party Member and activist who cares about Republican Values and engaging County Parties. I first met her when she lived in San Joaquin County and I know her passion for the values of the GOP. She is also an activist without future ambition for higher office. This makes her a servant leader for the California GOP, but also a conservative servant leader. This is everything Deborah Wilder isn’t.