Ben Nicholas proposes a process that favors Republicans in Republican Primary Elections:
July 28, 2021
To Whom it may concern,
Our movement to close the Republican primaries has never been an attempt to disenfranchise any Republican voter. In fact, it is the exact opposite, we are trying to create a new internal system where all Republicans can participate and vote if they wish.
This movement is also an attempt to stop Democratic money from interfering in Republican party politics and to curtail the counting of Republican ballots by Democrats using questionable voting methods.
by Anil Mathai
2016 and Before
Primary – Two simultaneous processes
1) Caucus/Assembly Process; open to all Republicans who attend on caucus night.
2) Petition – (If any Republican candidate qualified with Republican voter signatures.)
3) June of even year: Republican ballots prepared with Assembly candidates listed first.
4) Republicans mailed R ballots. Those Republicans actually voting are involved.
Primary – Same as 2016 and earlier except now Unaffiliated electors can participate in #4 above.
IF we Opt Out, then we still have a "primary" as defined earlier but only limited to item #1 or a hybrid of our developing. Only for all registered Republicans. Partial Primary.
IF we sue to overturn legislation and win, then items #1 and 2 of 2016 are reinstated. Full primary.
By Colorado Representative Ron Hanks
As I work election integrity issues while Colorado’s General Assembly is out of session, I have come to a few conclusions.
Republicans must improve our efforts or we are going to lose even more of our representation. Under single-party rule, with a nearly toothless opposition party, citizens who oppose the direction of The State are of little interest TO The State. We are merely taxpayers, whose wealth is bled off to fund an all-controlling bureaucracy. We have very little say in the direction of The State, our opinions are largely scorned, and one is called a racist or seditionist for their courage to speak up. There is little civil discourse in today’s politics, but plenty of venom and character assassination. We need a party that fights harder against those divisive tactics.
Opting out of the State-Run primary is a vital step in that direction. As it stands, The State controls our primary elections (and counts our ballots). Under the current system, voters who are not members of our party are allowed to intervene and affect the election of our party nominees for the General Election.
Visit Representative David William's website: www.electionintegrityfight.com
Articles about why Republicans should OPT OUT:
RANDY CORPORON: WE MUST OPT OUT NOW
ANIL MATHAI: THE OPT-OUT PROCESS, SIMPLIFIED
GRASSROOTS! DO NOT DRINK! OPT OUT! (Flashback to 2017)
DON'T TRUST COLORADO'S ELECTIONS (From 2018)
COLORADO'S GOVERNMENT - YOURS TO RECLAIM! (From 2019)
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