You have GOT to read this ridiculous email message from Senator Wagner yesterday: “I don’t want no veterans, no minorities, and no grassroots activists at the 2nd District GOP convention Saturday! There is ‘small band’ (of actually HUNDREDS) of Republicans who have the audacity to fight back and appeal our effort to slate them and disenfranchise their vote. Can you believe that? How dare they! Come Saturday and help me keep all the veterans and blacks and grassroots activists from voting at the Second District Republican Convention!”
Ok, I confess, that is my interpretation to his email, but you really need to read between the lines when you read this latest twaddle (nonsense for the ill-informed) from Senator Wagner! Wagner is now whining and complaining that Republicans refuse to be bullied. He is incensed that they have dared to file an appeal to his slating fiasco that disenfranchised hundreds of voters – including ALL blacks and veterans.
Now he wants all the people that he bullied to come defend what he did to them…uh yeah, whatever!
I want to make you aware of an appalling stunt that Gary Byler is trying to pull on the Virginia Beach Republican Mass Meeting voters who elected our 32 Delegates to the convention by a vote of 643 – 305.
Despite the clear, unambiguous words found in the Republican Party of Virginia Plan and in the official Opinions of the Party’s General Counsels going back more than 30 years, Gary Byler is desperately attempting to overturn what we voted for at the Mass Meeting.
His plan is totally illegitimate and prohibited, but evidently Gary doesn’t care.
The so-called committee Gary appointed to review the actions of the Virginia Beach Mass Meeting does not have a single person from Virginia Beach as a member. Since Virginia Beach makes up 64% of the delegates at the Second District Convention, that’s outrageous. Furthermore, they never called me to offer our version of events at the meeting they held and they invited Ken Longo to “testify” when the appeal was not even before the Second District Committee.
Folks, we can’t change our Party and get it headed in the right direction unless we get rid of dishonest Party management.
Even the Party’s own lawyers say that Gary can’t seat people as delegates who were never elected to become a delegate at a mass meeting.
They don’t have the votes to win at the convention so now they are attempting to cheat.
I need you to help me stop him and his small band of followers.
I need you to come over to the Second District Convention in Hampton (address and directions below) on Saturday to defend what we did at the Virginia Beach Mass Meeting and make sure that our properly elected Delegates are able to vote on the question of who will be our next District Chairman.