This is an ACTION ALERT for those of you following the RNC/GOPe road map and actively engaged in following the maneuvers within the Republican Party.
Previously we shared the RNC rule changes which modified all primary elections between March 1st and March 14th 2016 to make delegate distributions “Proportional” based on a percentage of the vote. All contests held on or after March 15th 2016 were then winner-take-all (or some assembly therein).
The construct of the 2014/2015 rule changes were specifically created to make the pathway for Jeb Bush and block any candidate who was able to garner a “movement” coalition, or what the RNC called a “momentum candidate” (ie. Non-Jeb) To assist in that endeavor the GOPe road map entailed a “splitter strategy” to fracture the vote and create the pathway for Jeb Bush.
However, as most are well aware, since Donald Trump entered the race the RNC/GOPe road map was thrown off track and modifications to the original plan have been ongoing over the past several months.
This alert is to highlight what the RNC and State Republican Parties are doing behind the scenes right now as they modify the rule changes, adapt to the risk that is now Donald Trump and Ben Carson, and try to assist the establishment candidate Jeb Bush.
Many primary race rules vary from state-to-state, but a general assembly of proportional delegate distribution carries throughout.
- Each of the congressional districts (within the state) are assigned 3 delegates.
- Generally, the top three finishers within the district each get one delegate (Some states are top two with 2+1) .
- The remainder of the state delegates are then distributed (again proportionally) based on each candidates percent of the total state vote.
- 3 Party Delegates (committeeman, committeewoman and republican state chair) are uncommitted and attend the national convention with the ability to give their vote to the candidate of their choice.
Using the latest polling data from North Carolina a projected outcome would look like this: 13 congressional districts = 39 delegates, 30 state delegates totaling 69 (+ 3 party delegates):
However, recent changes in North Carolina highlight the maneuvering currently underway by the party apparatus. They have now removed the district delegates and changed to a system whereby all of the state’s 69 delegates are assigned based on the percentage of the statewide popular vote.
[…] A.J. Dauod, the Sixth District Republican chairman, said Sunday the Republican National Committee also gave the state party 72 delegates, instead of 12, because of the move. That makes North Carolina the state with the sixth highest number of delegates at the convention. (link)
Which gives you this outcome (far right column under “Changed Rules”):
Much like the original rule changes (Proposed in 2014 – finalized in February 2015) the goal is to assist Jeb. You can see how the top three finishers now lose the benefit of victory, and the downstream candidates #4, #5, #6, #7 all gain benefit from the new distribution method.
The original rules were constructed to insure a momentum candidate was stopped. The latest round of rule changes work in a similar fashion.
In addition the “winner-take-all” states are undergoing rule modifications requiring a candidate win with 50% +1 in order to win the delegates (example Georgia). Given the difficulty with a large field of candidates that level of support is less likely. Requiring 50% +1 essentially removes the “winner take all” status and makes those states also proportional, or as the RNC would call it “Winner-Takes-Most“.
PROACTIVE ACTION – Contact your local Republican Party HQ and find out what is the current status of the delegate rules for distribution in your district and state; AND whether they are planning to change/modify them.
♦ February 2016 – Iowa, then New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.
March 1st through March 15th all (by RNC/GOPe rule changes) proportional assigned primary races.
March 1st – Texas: 155 Delegates (Open Primary) Alabama: 50 Delegates (Open Primary) Tennessee: 58 Delegates (Open Primary) Vermont: 16 Delegates (Open Primary) Arkansas: 40 Delegates (Open Primary) Georgia: 76 Delegates (Independents and Republicans) Massachusetts: 42 Delegates (Independents and Republicans) Oklahoma: 43 Delegates (Closed Primary) Virginia: 49 Delegates (Open Primary)
March 5th – Louisiana Primary: 46 Delegates (Closed Primary)
March 8th – Michigan: 59 Delegates (Closed Primary) Idaho: 32 Delegates (Caucus/Convention – Closed) Mississippi: 39 Delegates (Open Primary)
March 13th 2016 – Puerto Rico: 23 Delegates (Open Primary)
March 15th – ♦ North Carolina: 72 delegates – proportional assignment per state party rule change last week – (Independents and Republicans) ♦ Florida: 99 Delegates (Winner Take All/Most) Closed Primary – ♦ Ohio: 66 Delegates (Winner take all) Independents and Republicans ♦ Illinois: 69 Delegates (Proportional) Open Primary
Just a Reminder, this is an insurgency. – The modern enemy of Wall Street is Main Street vulgarians. The enemy of the RNC/GOPe is not Democrats, it’s Grassroots Conservatives, more vulgarians.
The Republican Party, and the Republican media apparatus, view us as their enemy. We are the enemy they need to protect themselves from:
In 2014, the RNC approved selection rules that govern how each state’s delegates are portioned out from the primaries. Under one of the changes, states holding their primaries between March 1 and March 14 will have their delegates doled out proportionately with election results, a change that will likely stymie a movement candidate.
States that have primaries on or after March 15 will be winner-take-all states.
That’s important because another RNC rule change requires that a candidate must win a majority of delegates in eight or more states before his or her name may be presented for nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
With 18 GOP presidential candidates, for now, it will be that much harder for any candidate to win a majority in any state, let alone eight. (Article July 2015)
Isn’t the entire reason for campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina etc. to make a movement/momentum?
In addition Rule #40 changed in 2014 from previously five needed state wins, to a newer threshold of eight (8):
Officially, it’s Rule 40 in the RNC handbook and it states that any candidate for president “shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states” before their name is presented for nomination at the national convention. (article March 2014)
Again, ask yourself who does this benefit? A candidate can win seven states outright, and still not have their name presented for nomination?
These rules were made/affirmed in 2014 – Who or what exactly was the GOP concerned about blocking in 2016 that would necessitate such rules? When combined with other rule changes you can clearly identify a consolidation of power within the RNC apparatus intentionally constructed to stop the candidate of the GRASSROOTS from achieving victory.
It’s all part of their GOPe Roadmap.
♦ Reference and Resources – (links to internal MSM references are contained within prior outlines): RNC Rule Changes RNC Rule Battles
- ♦ Following The Money
- ♦ The GOPe Roadmap
- ♦ The Roles of The Players – “The Splitters”
- ♦ How each candidate is aligned in the Roadmap
- ♦ Arrow #1 Trump Hits The Super-PACs – The GOPe Achilles Heel
- ♦ Arrow #2 Trump Hits Bush – Inside The Wall Street Fortress
- ♦ Arrow #3 Trump Cuts Off Rubio/Bush switch – The GOPe Switch
- ♦ The Rick Perry Tripwire Exposed – DC Super-Pac
- ♦ Jeb Bush Super-Pac Will immediately spend $10 Million
- ♦ Proving there is only one political party in Washington DC
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part One (The GOPe Ruse)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Two (Stop being played)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Three (Intellectual Details)
- ♦ How To Defeat the GOPe Road Map
- ♦ Current Polling Exposes – the Ohio, Florida, Texas, Virginia, New York Splitters
- ♦ Florida Polling Exposes – Donald Trump defeating Jeb’s Florida Strategy
- ♦ Rush Limbaugh Discusses/Affirms – The “splitter strategy”
- ♦ The Biden Paradox – Trump Winning Means Clinton Must Be Removed
- ♦ Salem Media Communications (GOPe Media Arm) Launches Attack
- ♦ Open Letter To GOPe – The Conservative Frustration
- ♦ Why The GOPe Will Never Stop Attacking Donald Trump