Email proves RPV informed the Trump campaign in September that the party might have a statement of intent on the primary ballot. From BuzzFeed.com,
The Trump campaign has strongly objected to the statement in recent weeks, with the Donald himself taking to Twitter on Sunday to say that the RPV is “working hard to disallow independent, unaffiliated and new voters.”
But an e-mail dated Sept. 8 from RPV executive director John Findlay addressed to Trump national political director Michael Glassner says that requirements to participate in the Republican primary “may include, but shall not be limited to, the signing of a pledge by the voter of his intention to support the party’s candidate when offering to vote in the primary.”
The e-mail further states, “RPV is currently exploring having a statement of intent for the March Primary. It is a must that the statement be worded to allow for members of the military and federal employees to participate in our process.” It adds that part of the goal of the statement would be to “attempt to collect e-mail addresses of voters.”
So there. The Trump campaign has known for months this might happen and they did nothing until now. In other words, RPV goes on the defensive, again. More here.