All the authorities agree; the RNC rules, the WSRP rules, Robert Rules of Order… there must be a “call to convention,” a notice given to the qualified delegates of the place and time and inviting their participation to make it a valid Convention. Each authority stipulates rules for that call explicitly.
Because it is too easy for the people charged with running a Convention or caucus or committee to manipulate its outcome with people… that will vote the way they want… that will say the things they want… if they can invite only the people they want to attend. You can control the outcome by controlling who participates. That kind of control is a hallmark of the GOP Left.
For example… in 2008 Lisa Thwing helped re-elect Marxist Democrat Marilyn Chase to the State Legislature by holding a “32nd District GOP Meeting” and only inviting her chosen insiders… with full intent to reject the candidacy of the only Republican running in the 32nd that year…because he had endorsed Ron Paul. The candidate she torpedoed was a man the press had called the best Republican candidate for that office in 40 years. By not sending a call she attracted a small fraction of the district… and only needed four “Republican” votes to help scuttle his campaign and re-elect the Marxist.
Jack Hamilton ran such a convention in his “Kitsap Kounty” this year. There was no legal call to convention, only email notice to a Party list. This was in addition to announcing his intention to cheat in other ways even before the convention began, including illegally appointing himself Convention Chair. It was an Insider Celebration. And he executed all his plans… and more.
Saturday in Moses Lake the Credentials Committee met to consider multiple individual challenges to Kitsap including challenges by and for people who had a right to participate but did not receive the required notice to attend.
But the Credentials Committee turned down all their challenges without ever hearing their story.
None of the challengers got to speak before the committee…
Because Kirby Wilbur and his staff prevented it.
Rand Hein got to speak to the committee. Because Kirby Wilbur and his staff assured it.
Rand Hein is part of Jack Hamilton’s inner circle.
Rand Hein was appointed to the Credentials Committee in a totally illegal, star chamber proceeding empaneled by Jack Hamilton, enabled by Kirby Wilbur, where he was the only nominee allowed.
Rand Hein was elected three weeks AFTER the final deadline in the rules for such an election.
Rand Hein, as it happens, was also the only one from Kitsap County who got to speak to the committee. Because Kirby Wilbur and his staff assured it while silencing the voice and writings of the victims, the delegates who received no call but prepared to speak to the Committee.
And Rand Hein told the Committee that most of the challenges were “frivolous.”
Rand Hein was lying…
For Mitt Romney.