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From:                                         Jason Thompson -- National Committeeman for Georgia <>

Sent:                                           Friday, May 31, 2019 9:52 PM


Subject:                                     Update from RNC Training Sessions


Winning in 2020



Update from RNC Training Meeting



Republican Friend


I just returned from Washington, D.C. where I was joined by Ginger Howard (our National Committeewoman) and David Shafer (our new Chairman) -- where we attended two days of training for RNC Members. The following topics were covered: voter registration (yes, we are going to do this), using data effectively, election-day operations, messaging, the GROW program , new applications, ballot security and more. This was an informative, intensive-training meeting.


Almost every states' three-member delegation (of the 168) was present, which was a very encouraging sign. We heard from RNC Chairman McDaniel, RNC Co-Chairman Tommy Hicks, Trump Campaign Political Director Chris Carr and various experts within their fields working at the RNC.


The RNC is exceeding fundraising goals, mostly coming from low dollar donations ($75 or less). This is a big change from prior years.


61.8 million dollars has been raised this year alone with 34.7 million dollars cash on hand. By comparison, the DNC has 7.6 million dollars of cash on hand and 6.5 million dollars of debt. The RNC has ZERO debt.


Ballot Harvesting: This is where a person is paid to hand out ballots, collect the completed ballots and bring them to polling stations. It is illegal in most states, including Georgia. Although the RNC has mounted legal challenges in federal court to ballot-harvesting measures in several states, there will be a effort in those states where ballot harvesting is now legal (i.e. California) to beat the Democrats at their own game.


Voter Fraud and Election Day Operations: The RNC has increased funding for election day operations, focusing on poll watchers and poll workers, in an effort to stop voter fraud. The consent order entered into in the 1980s which prohibited the RNC from participating in election-day operations has now ended.


Applications: We will now have options to choose which apps we want to use for walk-lists, calling, et al, which will include training.


Our GAGOP: Although we have a lot to do in our state (and our state party), after the training sessions and the conversations (and brainstorming) between the three of us, I came away from D.C. feeling encouraged, hopeful and that our party is headed in the right direction. We certainly have our work cut out for us and there are many areas that have been neglected. However, the ground work is being laid to turn our GAGOP into a political machine. It is with your help that will accomplish our goals, re-electing President Trump, Senator Perdue, focusing on those neglected areas and keeping Georgia RED.


Congratulations on the election and/or re-election of our new executive committee, a great group of individuals:


David Shafer: Chairman

Carolyn Fisher: 1st Vice Chairman

Brant Frost: 2nd Vice Chairman

Joseph Brannan: Treasurer

Vikki Consiglio: Assistant Treasurer

Mike Welsh: Secretary

B.J. Van Gundy: Assistant Secretary







G. Jason Thompson

National Committeeman for Georgia

(404) 664-4626



Jason Thompson -- National Committeeman for Georgia | 10475 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 820, Johns Creek, GA 30097


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