Precinct Committeemen: Have you been McPurged?

Wednesday evening: The PC numbers in challenged districts are finally posted. Click on link in the first paragraph and you‘ll get a free ride.

According to reports, today is the day the results for the precinct committeeman races will finally be available and posted at the Maricopa County Recorder‘s website.  Given that election day was over a week ago and early ballots were being tabulated over the past month, the excessive wait makes little sense. 

As we noted previously, these races take on greater significance given the high level, behind the scenes machinations to remove elected conservatives— many longtime PCs — from within the precincts. The unpaid, grassroots workers of the Republican Party are once again having an elbow thrust in their gut, as the GOPe (establishment) is working with Team McCain to oust McCain disloyalists — real or imagined — from the party ranks. Concerted efforts include purposely overfilling the allotted number of committeemen allowed in each precinct and then either mailing out or hand delivering cards to households listing names comprising a “conservative slate.”  The maneuver is intended to aid the establishment by knocking actual conservatives off the roster. The fact that these are loyal Republican workers is of no consequence when it comes to the down in the weeds, devious schemes few would expect busy U.S. Senators to engage in.

This is not a new phenomenon. Former Sen. Jon Kyl engaged in these underhanded tactics in 2012As we pointed out at that time, the precinct committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected precinct committeemen who elect the intra-party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have malleable stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected — though they campaign as committed agents of border security.

Following McCain’s censure by elected state committeemen at the 2014 annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party, he undertook a mission to replace conservatives. His deceptive trickery with out-of-state Obama donors made the national news. Read about his tyrannical tactics in Front Page magBreitbart, and POLITICO.

McCain’s retaliatory actions against conservatives went even further, as he and liberal Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich) urged IRS’s Lois Lerner’s involvement in a scheme to target conservatives for additional scrutiny from the tax agency.

For memory refreshers, this was Kyl’s deceptive campaign ad before the votes were tabulated and he joined McCain in another amnesty deception. Here is McCain’s infamous border walk ad, where he urged building the danged fence. Jeff Flake also lied as he conveniently tacked right on the border in a tight race. The open border newspaper went ballistic, calling his change of heart on legalizing millions of illegal aliens “jarring.” He bore the newspaper’s wrath by being called a “politician” no longer a “statesman.’

The editorial board needn’t have worried.  He reverted to his amnesty stance the very next day as he colluded with his mentor McCain and formed the disreputable Gang of Eight with liberal senators Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and others.

Check here later today to see if you’ve been McPurged. No specific time was given for the release of the vote totals.

In this Jan. 17, 2016 press release, Tyler Bowyer, Maricopa County Republican chairman gives voice to the grassroots activist’s dissatisfaction. He gets it


13 Responses to Precinct Committeemen: Have you been McPurged?

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    Off topic, but AZ story:

    Dems are running attack ads against Paul Babeau.
    Guess they’re not so “inclusive” after all.

    story found on today

  2. Former GOP PC says:

    All conservatives owe a debt of gratitude to SRAZ for shedding light on these very real deceptions. Many newer elected precinct committeemen don’t believe that these schemes are actually underway and have been ongoing under the auspices of U.S. SENATORS, no less. It’s amazing that the very people who pay their none too shabby salaries and get them elected through their efforts as PCs are the very ones they target. My wife and I fell under the sharp blade of McCain’s purging guillotine during a previous election cycle after devoting years to the Republican party as elected and unpaid PCs. We are their toilet paper, intended to be used and flushed.

    Senators retain their full yearly compensation once they have met the minimum age requirement and service requirement. The base salary is $174,000, not including benefits and outstanding perks including “fact finding” travel junkets that often include their spouses. Leadership posts pay nearly $20,000 more.

  3. Susan Hicks says:

    Sad, very sad days for AZ and America!

  4. Longtime GOP PC says:

    Maybe the answer lies in a work stoppage. Get elected as precinct committeemen and then do nothing to help these sorry ass politicians. As we’ve seen when they install their own people, the recruits never show up for district meetings and consequently never lift a finger to help the GOP or any of these erzatz Republicans. We should follow their lead!!

  5. MacBeth says:

    STILL nothing on the Precinct Committeemen up on Helen Purcell’s website.

  6. CD 8 PC says:

    What’s the delay? We’ve been patiently waiting, have stifled our frustration and are now getting angry. Over a week later we have a right to know what the election results are!! Are PCs not important enough? We’re on the ballot. Other candidates know where they stand. What about us??

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Off Topic: I know some here like NewsMax. I never did after I read that Chris Ruddy contributed a million dollars to five million to the Clinton Foundation several years ago. Never trusted the guy. Who with any sense of dignity gets involved with the Clintons. Pay to play can be a b!tch.

    Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band Sought Diplomatic Passport from Clinton State Department – Judicial Watch

  8. Hunter says:

    The results are out now. For the most part, I don’t think they are good for conservatives.

    • theprecinctproject says:

      Here are numbers to ponder regarding why conservatives can’t seem to change the Party apparatus. And it’s because they don’t participate.

      Maricopa County has 738,269 registered Republicans. Divide that by 125 and you get a rough approximation of the precinct committeeman quota (each precinct gets 1 if there’s a single Republican residing within it and then one more for every 125 additional Republicans residing within it, or majority portion thereof).

      So, there’s approximately 5,900 precinct committeeman slots. Probably close to six thousand, as there’s 724 precincts. But let’s use the lower number of 5,900.

      After the Republican precinct committeeman elections, there are now 2,774 elected precinct committeemen in the Maricopa County Republican Party. So, we’ve only got about 47% of the precinct committeeman slots filled.

      Let’s assume half of the registered voters and half of the elected precinct committeemen are conservative Republicans.

      Then let’s see what percentage of conservatives are actually “in” the Party apparatus at the precinct level and engaging with their local district committee and the county committee:

      1,387/369,134 x 100 = 0.375%; in other words, less than four-tenths of one per cent of conservative registered Republican voters in Maricopa County are engaged “inside” our Republican Party apparatus.

      Therein lies the problem.

      With rare exceptions, the conservatives who are precinct committeemen do not do a very good job of seeking out other conservative Republicans and recruiting them to fill up the vacant precinct committeeman slots in their own precincts and other precincts within their legislative districts (or otherwise). It’s not easy, and it takes persistence, but unless and until conservative Republican precinct committeemen focus on recruiting, recruiting, recruiting other conservatives into the Party’s PC ranks, we will continue have a party that seems to be split about 50-50, on average, in the PC ranks, which leads to less likelihood of electing conservatives to the officer ranks, including the state chairman’s slot. (The election of Lori Klein Corbin was a great victory at the state convention.)

      If you are a conservative: Pray. Recruit. Repeat.

      Thank you.

      • Hunter says:

        I was referring to the contested PC races where McCain’s people were targeting particular people for defeat. Rob and Marne Haney, for example, were targeted and defeated.

        Regarding the overall picture of party leadership, you are correct that conservative Republicans should actively recruit conservative PCs to fill every slot in their precincts. Appointed PCs should be recruited immediately even though they can’t vote for leaders or be elected as State Committeemen. If they are recruited now and kept somewhat active, they can run for election 2 years from now (and be on the ballot after having gotten sufficient petition signatures). The critical thing is to get a full slate of conservatives running for PC on the ballot.