Activist: Robin Hayes return, legacy of 2012, don’t bode well for integrity of 2016 GOP convention
That’s what NCGOP activist, and 2012 RNC delegate Sammy Dodd tells us in a written statement provided to us exclusively:
As soon as I heard the news that Robin Hayes was elected the new NCGOP Chairman at the April 30th NCGOP Executive Committee Meeting and Kangaroo “Trial” Court to oust the duly elected grassroots elected Chairman Hasan Harnett, I immediately saw the writing on the wall. You think this exercise was about Chairman Harnett being ineffective or breaking NCGOP rules? If so, then you better think again.
What I am about to share I have kept largely confidential, with the exception of a few friends, and fellow National Delegates. And before I begin, let me give you some background information on how I arrived at my conclusions, which you will see later.
In 2012 I was elected as a National Delegate to the RNC National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Many of the political hijinks that were pulled that year are well documented. Everything from the results of voice votes on a huge teleprompter before the vote was taken, changing the Party Rules to prevent Ron Paul from being nominated from the floor, disqualifying delegates from the State of Maine and replacing them with Romney delegates, and finally then Chairman Robin Hayes strong-arming the North Carolina delegation to support the Rules change.
You can read about that episode — and see an accompanying video — HERE. MORE:
In North Carolina, National Delegates are bound to vote in accordance with the results of our Primary. This is not only State Party rules, but State Law. The purpose of this law is to ensure that the Primary voters’ votes are represented at the Convention.
Knowing that, in 2012 I pledged my vote and was bound to Newt Gingrich. At the time of the Primary, Romney, Paul, Gingrich, and Santorum were all in the race, so each candidate received a certain number of delegates according to the percentage of the votes. But before the Convention, Gingrich and Santorum dropped out. However, by State Law and Party Rules, Gingrich and Santorum delegates were still supposed to cast their votes accordingly on the first ballot. In fact, the NCGOP made me sign a pledge form, threatening legal action and up to a TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR fine for deviating from said pledge.
When it came time to cast that first vote, no one came to me and asked how I was voting or to give me a ballot to cast my vote. Instead, the North Carolina delegation “voted” 49 for Romney, and 6 for Ron Paul. So what happened to the Gingrich and Santorum votes? Simple. My vote was cast for me without my prior knowledge or consent. In essence, this vote was not only in violation of State Party rules, but violation of State Law!
Robin Hayes is, and was, directly responsible for how the North Carolina delegation was to be proportioned and bound. Fortunately, I have not yet been held responsible for my law-breaking vote. The reason Ron Paul received votes was to appease his supporters and keep them at bay. However, it appears that Hayes believed it was okay to disenfranchise the Santorum and Gingrich voters; that they had fallen in line and supported Romney.
Now the 2012 National Convention is not the only time where North Carolina did not cast a legal proportional vote. In 2008 the delegation vote was cast 100% for McCain and nothing for any of the other candidates. I’m quite certain you can find many more instances in past years, since the law and Party rules have existed, concerning the same issue.
So what’s the moral of this story? Primary Elections don’t matter. Your vote does not count. If the RNC wants a particular candidate to obtain the nomination and run for President, that’s who you are going to get. Period. RNC “Yes” men, and errand boys like Robin Hayes make it all possible.
And how you may ask, does the Kangaroo “Trial” Court annihilation of Chairman Harnett on April 30th 2016 relate? Not only is the State Chairman unbound by virtue of his position, but also he has control of the delegation and its proportioning. By his actions in 2012, Hayes showed that he is the RNC’s puppet, and with a contested convention likely in Cleveland, the RNC needs their tool/agent/Chairman to control the North Carolina delegation. They knew Chairman Harnett would have followed Party Rules and State Law; Hayes will not. So what occurred on April 30th had nothing to do with the bogus set-up hacking charge or State Convention fees. This was, and is, about the RNC and the NC Delegation all along.
Dodd wraps up with a stern warning for Hayes and his cronies:
That being said, if North Carolina does not cast a proportional vote at the 2016 National Convention in Cleveland, I will personally hold Robin Hayes accountable. And since there is no statute of limitations on election fraud, I will reach out to delegates from the 2016, 2012, and 2008 conventions, and any other disenfranchised delegates and seek legal action, including a class action lawsuit against the NCGOP and the RNC. I have remained silent far too long but will not do so anymore. Mark my words Chairman Hayes, North Carolina had better cast a legal proportional vote in Cleveland.
15 thoughts on “Activist: Robin Hayes return, legacy of 2012, don’t bode well for integrity of 2016 GOP convention”
Good for you Sir. I feel certain you will be launching your suit.
The problem with the GOPE Dopes whom have been elected such as Tricky D. Burr is that they are really socialist masquerading as Republicans to fool naive drive by voters. The GOP dopes are as fake as professional wrestling. They stand for nothing.
Dick Burr mailed me a letter in 2013 stating that with the senate and house they would absolutely defund Obama Care and strengthen the borders and defund executive amnesty. All the while, Dick Burr funded all of it. Republicans need to send Dick a message and maybe Tillis would move to the right. If Burr wins it will be the same old same old with Thommy Tillis and Dick Burr. Conservatives gain nothing if Dick goes back to the senate.
Just one thing, Sammy. He does not lawfully hold the title of Chairman and should not be addressed with that title.
I don’t remember who said it, but someone in the 19th century made reference to ”picking up a crown from the gutter”. That phrase represents exactly what Robin Hayes did. He is a usurper and should be treated with distain.
The faces of the NC GOP are the new chairman and the ED: A snake and a worm. Yep, we’re cooking with gas now.
We the People have to accept our responsibility in these disgusting affairs. We elected the people to the Central Committee. The 30th proved that our problems do not end with the Central Committee but extend to the Executive Committee. Party elections are next. Start now the fix our party. Should there be criminal investigations and law suits in the meanwhile? By all means yes, but do not let this election slip away to the Democrats. We select the people on the ballot. Let’s start putting the best people on the ballots. Our work is in the party elections and the primaries. Let’s do it right.
There is an amendment proposal to the POO to fix the Executive Committee by removing legislators from that body. Someone here posted that the ED has promised to obliterate that proposal. Unfortunately, a low convention turnout will help him do that.
ED’s are not supposed to be campaigning for or against party policy. They are hired to carry it out, not make it. Those elected to party office including delegates are the ones who make it, NOT the employees. This one is way out of line with his monkeying around in party policymaking.
Someone should ask Dallas “Drunk on power” Woodhouse what his role is? And ask him how Tillis is doing in his socialist role as US Senator? PATHETIC! How’s defunding Obama Care coming, Dallas? Thought that was Tillis’s main objective? Ha, that jerk funded it! But, Dallas doesn’t care because his insurance is free! GTH Dallas!
The CC hired this piss ant that constantly makes a mockery of the NC GOP. They should have to pay for that. Unfortunately, irreparable damage has been done. Too many of our leaders aren’t fit to lead.
It’s really a shame to see the state GOP leadership turning into such a dumpster fire after the successes we’ve had in electing conservatives to office around the state.
That success was built on the backs of passionate conservatives. Now, the party leadership is rejecting the will of all us that have worked hard to get out the vote and fundraise for candidates.
While I personally don’t support Trump, the party needs to follow the rules and the laws of North Carolina. The party structure shouldn’t be used for some kind of personal agenda touted by a few political players interested in keeping the status quo.
This really should be a wake-up call that we need a shake-up in Raleigh. Dallas Woodhouse in particular has annoyed me for years – his antics make the party look like a bunch of drunken party boys. Every person associated with the executive committee needs to project an image of a party with principles and a passion for North Carolina’s future.
I am curious to the following portion of Mr. Dodd’s written statement:
“… the NCGOP made me sign a pledge form, threatening legal action and up to a TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR fine for deviating from said pledge.”
I have read where others mention this however I have not yet seen sourcing to what provides the legal platform for a $10,000 fine against violation of this “pledge form”.
Trivial or common knowledge, perhaps, but still lost on this reader.
Richard Carter Jr
Democracy a word whose definition has no bearing whatsoever on the NCGOP.
Do as we say or we will sue you and send Quido to where you live and will break your leg. I thought scare and strong armed tactics were reserved for gangsters and terrorist types?
Seems we were all wrong. I wonder if Godfather Hayes will come after me because I don’t give a rat’s quid for the Republican Party.
The good part is it’s too late for Hayes to save his boy Pat McCrory. Maybe he can give the soon to be former gov a job as a mob enforcer.
Hey Sammy, make sure you have several videos going to cover what actually happens and provide proof. Happy RINO Hunting.
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