....and the crooked crap from Alaska. The GOP can thank RAND Paul for holding back his father from running as a third party candidate:
For the record, this is what I, Evan Cutler, wrote (not said) in my email to Eric of the Alaska Dispatch today:
Thank you for your questions. Here are my answers.
1. Do you think the Alaska Republican Party is intentionally trying to make it difficult for Paul delegates to complete state party business and to participate at the state convention or national convention?
My Answer: “While I cannot read anyone’s mind or intentions, the numerous verbal and written accounts I’ve received from frustrated delegates of varying candidate affiliations, would make a reasonable person suspect this is the case. As a duly elected Delegate and District 27 Bonus Vote myself, I now sit on the ARP State Central Committee, and feel duty bound to do my level best to help turn this unfortunate situation around.”
2. I've been forwarded several emails, a few of which originated with you, that accuse party officials of continually making it difficult -- through disinformation or mismanagement -- for Paul delegates to participate. Please comment on that.
My Answer: “Considering your question asks about “disinformation” and emails alleged to have originated from me, it is impossible for me to make an informed comment without seeing said emails, and matching them against my own records of sent mail. All I have advocated for is that the party follow its own rules and the law to enable all duly elected delegates to fully participate in the election process regardless of what candidate they support.”
3. Do you stand behind your previous statement in March, that perhaps its time for new leadership for the Alaska GOP?
My Answer: "True leadership is the ability to pull people together towards common goals, not separate out one’s supporters and discourage the rest from participating in the process. With some notable exceptions, Incumbent Party Leadership to my mind is harming our party. By doing so, they are inhibiting all of our ability to focus on working for a fair and open party process that draws Alaskans of every stripe to work together for life, liberty, Constitutional law, and a sustainable economy. I for one, will be voting for new party leadership.”
4. How did the Paul 2012 national presidential campaign become involved, to the best of your understanding as a Paul organizer for Alaska?
My Answer: “To be clear, I am simply an unpaid, grassroots volunteer organizer who happened to start the Facebook Group Alaskans for Ron Paul 2012 this past New Years Eve. That group grew to over 650 members, and then spawned 40 other Alaska groups for each District. The official Ron Paul 2012 Paid Campaign Staff visited our state, and we dearly appreciate all of their energy, encouragement, and intelligence, most especially their bringing Dr. Paul to speak in both Fairbanks and Anchorage on March 4th where over 2,500 participants came to hear Dr. Paul’s Message of Peace, Personal Liberty, and Respect for the Constitutional Rule of Law. It has been my honor to contribute what time and resources I could to help their efforts.”
5. What are the prospects for some Santorum-Alaska delegates to land in the Paul column?
My Answer: “We welcome Santorum & Gingrich supporters with open arms and have already had a number of them join the cause! We fully support a fair process that encourages full participation from every delegate in the election process.”
Evan Cutler, Organizer
Alaskans for Ron Paul 2012 (http://www.alaskans4ronpaul2012.org/
Girdwood, AK 99587
From: Eric C. Adams [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:07 PM
HOW PAUL LOST ALASKA:
But Alaska? Paul enjoys a deep volunteer base here. His supporters were organized on Tuesday night. It would seem, though, that the campaign simply wasn't able to convert that enthusiasm into victory.
Ron Paul for Alaska campaign chief Evan Cutler said the candidate's supporters and organizers who were out at the polls Tuesday night harbored other suspicions.
"People were turned away at the polls that were registered to vote due to confusion among the poll volunteers. Voter registration databases were outdated," Cutler said his organizers reported, going on to add that, "younger voters, voters of a certain demographic were turned away" and that the campaign had conducted exit polling across the state and that numbers reported by the state party leaders "didn't jibe."
The allegations didn't stop there. Cutler also accused party bosses of levying "poll taxes" of at least $50 for participation in post-vote district conventions. The Paul campaign even accuses Alaska GOP Chairman Randy Ruedrich of rigging his own district via teleconference to make sure Mitt Romney -- the state establishment Republican choice -- won a majority.
An email Cutler sent Ruedrich was forwarded to Alaska Dispatch.
"There were some other complaints about the process in your own district," it said. "According to the reports I received, when the District Convention convened there were 7 delegates in your cohort and 7 in the Ron Paul one. Instead of letting people vote then, I was told you instead called supporters from your side one by one until you had enough people on the Romney side on the phone to take all the delegate slots. …"
While the he-said, she-said continues, one thing is certain: the Alaska Republican Party's rules are labyrinthine. Who knew that people could vote via teleconference in a district convention? Doesn't that seem like a recipe for accusations of preference or vote-weighting?
"It's fully appropriate," Ruedrich said.
The Paul campaign doesn't think so and Cutler said he and other up-and-coming young Republicans weren't pleased with the way Ruedrich was managing the state's GOP.
"Ruedrich and others are bending their own rules for Romney. It's not fair. There's a history of game playing in Alaska's Republican Party. People shouldn't be disenfranchised. They shouldn't have to pay to play. … Ruedrich should probably go," Cutler said.
Alaska's Republican presidential poll is conducted solely by party bosses like Ruedrich and isn't overseen by the state's Division of Elections. Cutler isn't the first conservative to call for Ruedrich's head.
But much mightier politicians (including Sarah Palin) have taken him on, only to be frustrated again and again.
Don't forget- in November write in Ross Perot.