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WARNING!: The Kentucky GOP has CHANGED THE RULES for the election of Party leaders. They have clearly read the following page, which has appeared on this site for 2 years, and the Kentucky GOP have decided to head conservatives off at the pass.

Do you think we are kidding? Check it out HERE:

Click Here to Compare Old and New Rules

The material which follows, has been gutted by the changes to the Official Rules. The dates and times for elections are no longer pre-determined and can vary by County. Notification requirements are shamefully inadequate. How can you show up for an election is you don't know where or when it is being held?

Stay tuned to this site for more information, which will appear on this page:

http://takeovergop.com/KYrules.php

If you can't win, then change the game. This is shameful stuff!

Here's the OLD PAGE that scared the Kentucky Republicans into changing the way the game is played.

The dates, times and locations for conservatives to take over the Republican Party of Kentucky are:


Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:00 am
(local time in the morning) - at your precinct polling place


AND


Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 am
(local time in the morning) - at your County Courthouse


On March 10, 2012, every registered Republican in Kentucky is entitled to gather at their precinct polling place - the very same local polling station where you will have voted in the November 2010 general election.

AND then on March 17, 2012 every registered Republican in Kentucky is entitled to gather at their County Court House.

NOTE: We know that these meetings may seem a long way off but we need the time to prepare and organize. If we use the interim time wisely, conservatives will be positioned to take over the Republican Party of Kentucky. And if you are a fellow conservative, and if enough of you show up at these meetings, then on March 17th, 2012 the Republican Party of Kentucky will become a true conservative party.

Keep reading - this is easier than you think.

We bet you missed the meetings that the Republican Party had in your precinct on March 8, 2008, and in your county on March 15, 2008. In fact, we bet you didn't even know that there were meetings or what the meetings were all about. Don't feel bad, virtually no one knows about these meetings and no one shows up except for a few party insiders who use the meetings to vote themselves into office. And from those meetings those party insiders gain control of the Republican Party of Kentucky and keep that control for 4 years.

Do you wonder why nothing changes; same old people; same old politics. We think it is time for some new blood and that new blood needs to be conservative.

You can confirm the date, time and place of those meetings for yourself by reading the:

OFFICIAL RULES
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF KENTUCKY

CLICK HERE for a copy of the rules

If you go to page 8/16 of the rules (adobe acrobat page number) you will find it says this in section 6.01 about the Precinct Convention:

    6.01. Precinct Conventions: Precinct officers shall be elected on the second Saturday of March at 10:00 A.M. local time in 1994 and in 1996 and in every fourth year thereafter, at the Precinct Convention.

Convention is just a fancy word for meeting - the meeting is likely to be pretty informal. Here's where you can confirm the date and time. The rules say, a little further down in 6.01:

    The Precinct Convention shall be held at the Precinct polling place used in the immediately preceding November election.

Is it OK for you to go to this meeting? Here are the people who are invited:

    All registered Republican voters (except those who switched their registration to Republican after the candidate filing deadline), who reside in said Precinct, are entitled to attend and vote upon all matters that come before the Precinct Convention.

So if you are a registered Republican, you are duly invited to attend the meeting in your precinct that will be held on:


Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:00 am
(local time in the morning) - at your precinct polling place



And then there is a second meeting called a "County Mass Convention". That meeting will be held on:


Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 am
(local time in the morning) - at your County Courthouse


Here's what the rules say about the time of the county meeting:

    6.02. County Mass Convention: On the third Saturday of March at 10:00 A.M. local time in the same years as Precinct Conventions are held, each County shall hold a County Mass Convention to fill any vacancies in Precinct offices as may exist after the Conventions provided for in 6.01 above

and place:

    This Convention shall be held at the County Courthouse.

NOTE: The County Mass Convention can be moved to another time and location so you need to stay tuned to make sure you don't end up at the wrong place at the wrong time.

These meetings are IMPORTANT because at each of these meetings registered Republicans will be voting to elect the Republicans who will be representing us at the county, district and state levels of the party. If enough conservatives show up, and elect conservative representatives to the county, district and state meetings which follow, then the Republican Party of Kentucky will be a conservative party. If not, then you shouldn't be surprised when you keep getting the same old style of insider politics.

So, if you are a conservative Republican, and believe what we believe (CLICK HERE to read what conservatives believe), you NEED be at these two meetings.

See, we told you this wouldn't cost you money, it would only take some of your time.

Do you think you could afford to attend a couple of very important morning meetings that happen ONLY once every 4 years???

And remember that from those meetings, in combination with all the other meetings in all the other precincts and counties of Kentucky, the control of the Republican Party, for the next 4 years, will be determined. Does this sound important; we think so.

And finally, if our forefathers could pledge to each other their Lives, their Fortunes, and their sacred Honor, surely we who consider ourselves conservative can show up at a couple of meetings and take over the GOP.

OK, so what's going to happen at these meetings. Let's start with the precinct.

What is a precinct?

Each of 120 counties in the state of Kentucky is divided into election precincts. A precinct is your voting area and each precinct has its own place to go and vote. The Republican Party of Kentucky has decided that each precinct is to have its own Precinct Convention once every 4 years. Remember, Convention is just a fancy way of saying meeting.

What is a "Precinct Convention" and why is it so important?

Here's what the rules say:

    5.01. Precinct: The Precinct shall be the basic organizational unit of the Republican Party of Kentucky.

Each precinct and the people in each precinct are the basic building blocks for control of the Republican Party. And that is exactly how it should be. The party belongs to everyone who is a registered Republican and the party should reflect the views of the rank and file members of the party.

What goes on at this "Precinct Convention"?

The most important thing that will be determined at the Precinct Convention is a vote to elect Precinct Officers. Each precinct is permitted to elect 3 precinct officers. They are called:

        Precinct Captain
        Precinct Co-Captain
        Youth Captain

Here's what the rules say:

    5.02. Officers: The Precinct Committee shall consist of three (3) officers residing therein: the Precinct Captain, a Co-Captain of the opposite sex and a Youth Captain, who when elected will be thirty-five (35) years of age or younger, and such other members as the Precinct or County Committee may provide by local rule.

So as long as you reside in the precinct, and are on the precinct voting list, and a member of the Republican Party, you can run to be a Precinct Officer. And even if you don't want to be a Precinct Officer, you need to attend a vote for the three Precinct officers who will represent you and your precinct. How long should it take to elect the Precinct Officers? We would guess you should plan this to take no more than 30 minutes.

In order to continue to stay in touch with you, and to help connect you with other members of our group in your precinct, CLICK HERE.

So at the very least we need you to show up for a 30 minute meeting and vote for Precinct Officers who are dedicated conservatives that demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to unify and expand conservative influence. Precinct leaders should be people who can attract and motivate volunteers and unify the precincts.

Now here's the ugly part:

If you don't elect your own precinct officers, they can be elected by people outside your precinct at the County Mass Convention. Remember what the rules said:

    6.02. County Mass Convention: On the third Saturday of March at 10:00 A.M. local time in the same years as Precinct Conventions are held, each County shall hold a County Mass Convention to fill any vacancies in Precinct offices as may exist after the Conventions provided for in 6.01 above

And it's not just Precinct Officers who get to go to the County Mass Convention. Here's what the rules say about who may attend:

    All registered Republican voters (except those who switched their registration to Republican after the candidate filing deadline), who reside in the County, are entitled to attend and vote upon all matters that come before the County Mass Convention.

So even though you elected your conservative Precinct Officers, and sent them off to the County Mass Convention, their votes can be diluted by a meeting packed by party insiders who invite their friends to get out and preserve the status quo.

That's why you need to also go to the County Mass Convention with your Precinct Officers. You can learn more about the County Mass Convention at the bottom of this page, but let's stay with Precinct Officers a little longer.

If precinct officers are not elected at the Mass Convention, then they can be later "appointed" by the County Committee. What is the "County Committee"? Here's what the rules say about that:

    4.01. Membership: The membership of each County Committee, unless a contrary local rule is specifically approved by the RSCC, shall consist of the Precinct Officers and the County Officers.

The first meeting of the County Committee takes place right after the County Mass Convention. Here's the rules on that:

    4.03. Election of Officers: The members of a new County Committee will be called together immediately following the County Mass Convention, and at the same location, by the Chairman of the preceding County Committee to elect the new Officers.

You can CLICK HERE to learn more about the County Committees but here's what happens if there are still Precinct Officer vacancies after the Precinct Convention and County Mass Convention:

    4.04. Vacancies: Vacancies in the County Committee, its officers or any Precinct Officer, including officers for newly-created Precincts, will be filled by the County Committee, except that long-standing vacancies may be filled by the State Chairman as provided in 2.06.

So if you do not choose your Precinct Officers, do you see how quickly the control of the County Party falls into the hands of the party insiders. Is it any wonder they don't really care if you know about the meetings or if you attend. If you don't show up and vote, you simply hand control of the party over to insiders who make all the decisions.

The solution is simple. You need to show up and vote. Here are those dates, times and locations again:


Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:00 am
(local time in the morning) - at your precinct polling place


AND


Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 am
(local time in the morning) - at your County Courthouse


If you are a conservative and interested in helping us take over the GOP CLICK HERE

And if you are not in Kentucky you still need to join us. We are anxious and willing to work with other conservatives in other states, to set out on this web site how you too can take over your state's Republican party.