The Bull Elephant has reported extensively on the slating that took place in Campbell County. As you will recall, this slating was achieved with the expert assistance of GOP 1st Vice Chairman, Mike Thomas, and with the help of Democrat voters. The results were appalling, with anti-Republican candidates winning office and loyal, dedicated Republicans being disenfranchised from party elections.
You already know that the slating that took place at the Campbell County Mass Meeting forcibly removed Republicans from participating as members of their local Republican unit, in the upcoming 5th District GOP Convention, AND the statewide GOP convention. They stripped over a hundred Republicans from participating in any and all Republican elections this year. But the sadistic actions of these people did not end there. Oh no, it gets worse…
Mark Lloyd is the conservative candidate running for 5th District GOP Chairman against Congressman Robert Hurt’s hand-chosen candidate. The slating prevents Mark Lloyd from attending and voting as a delegate in his own election! So now we have slating of voters and candidates. What’s next, slating elections themselves so the Establishment can remove all threat of challenges?
Mark Lloyd told The Bull Elephant,
The intensity of the hateful spite is really what surprises me most. I am a candidate for fifth district chair. I would have thought I might have been left on the list even though they removed all my delegates; including my wife. They actually assumed she would support me in all this mess. These are the same folks that scream demands for unity. Are we dealing with adults, or spoiled juveniles? I do wonder.
Fortunately, conservatives are fighting back and have filed an appeal that is strong on the merits. They have provided extensive documentation that clearly verifies through the voter rolls that, indeed, scores of Democrats participated at the Campbell County Mass Meeting. Furthermore, they have a mountain of evidence that demonstrates that the newly elected GOP leadership dedicated the last few years actively working against the Republican Party by supporting opposition candidates against our Republican candidates.
The appeal was filed with the local Campbell County GOP unit 30 days ago and, shockingly, no response has been given. According to the Republican Party Plan, a local GOP unit has two weeks to review the appeal and render a decision. They are clearly well past the deadline and thumbing their nose at the process. What did that article say, again, that Mike Thomas wrote? Something about cheating not being right?
It appears that the new tactic by the Ray Allen/Mike Thomas/Eric Cantor crowd is to ignore the appeals and hopefully drag it out past the upcoming GOP district conventions so that their slating can have its intended effect. They don’t want to meet the same fate as they did in the 2nd District GOP Convention, where slating was overturned and their candidate was defeated.
Starting tomorrow the 5th District Committee may take up the appeal and consider it. They have two weeks to review and render their decision. The two weeks ironically expires on the day of the 5th District GOP Convention. Bill Stanley is the current 5th District Chairman, as well as a state senator. He previously issued a public condemnation of slating, which I was happy to read. It will be interesting to see if he stays true to his convictions or caves to the pressure of the ‘big boys’, especially since everyone knows he has aspirations for higher office. Stanley is a lawyer who has made a career out of protecting the rule of law, so I trust his committee will deliver a fair and judicious ruling.
Now, you can’t overturn slating just because you don’t like it. That is not how it works. A case must be made that slating was achieved using improper methods. Bill Stanley knows that and so do the rest of us. But if I have ever seen a stronger case for an appeal for slating to be overturned, this is the one. It doesn’t get much clearer than this and the conservatives have the evidence to back up their claims.
Will Republicans be reinstated as members of the local GOP committee? Will they be able to vote in the upcoming 5th district and statewide convention elections? Will the candidate, Mark Lloyd, be allowed to vote in his own election? Will justice prevail? We will report developments as they happen…