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.
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.
RNC is exceeding fundraising goals, mostly coming from
low dollar donations ($75 or less). This is a big
change from prior years.
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.
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.
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.
We will now have options to choose which apps we want to
use for walk-lists, calling, et al, which will include
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.
the election and/or re-election of our new executive
committee, a great group of individuals:
Fisher: 1st Vice Chairman
Frost: 2nd Vice Chairman
Consiglio: Assistant Treasurer
Van Gundy: Assistant Secretary