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On May 12, 2012, the Arizona Republican party held its Quadrennial State Convention to elect national delegates, alternates, and a committeeman and committeewoman to represent Arizona at the Republican National Committee. It is our position that the election process was seriously flawed. We hope to work with the party leadership to resolve any and all outstanding concerns.

Letter to
The Arizona State Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrisey
The Republican National Party Chairman Reince Priebus
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Arizona State Republican Party and Republican National Party.

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Uphold the party's integrity, honesty and transparency.

Dear Chairman, officers of the AZGOP executive committee, and fellow Republicans:

We would like to share these concerns on behalf of Republicans from all across the state of Arizona and fellow Republicans in other states. It is our hope that our message is both heard and appreciated for its candor and its factual basis. We also hope it is clear we only want to uphold the Republican values of integrity, transparency, and honesty.

On May 12, 2012, the Arizona Republican party held its Quadrennial State Convention to elect national delegates, alternates, and a committeeman and committeewoman to represent Arizona at the Republican National Committee. It is our position that the election process was seriously flawed. We hope to work with the party leadership to resolve any and all outstanding concerns.

Following are some of the most important concerns regarding the convention, all of which have been documented through a combination of video recording, multiple witnesses, and written statements and affidavits:

- There were instances of favoritism of one candidate’s delegates over another even before the convention commenced, such as arranging names on the ballot out of alphabetical order and with asterisks, giving them an undue emphasis.

- In violation of convention rule #4, during the opening speeches, several speakers openly and repeatedly endorsed a specific delegate slate. The convention chair and other AZGOP officers did nothing to enforce the rule.

- The balloting process was easily corruptible, such as having a ballot composed of multiple detached pages, making it impossible to determine afterward whether a voter had illegally marked more names than he was allowed to.

- The security for the balloting process was ill-defined and porous. For example, several voters were observed receiving and turning in more than one ballot, and there were no controls for preventing this. Ballots were distributed in stacks; people were told to “take one and pass it down.” An observer wearing no credentials badge and sitting in the roped-off side area was offered a ballot.

- The tabulation of the vote counts was reckless and inconsistent. The computer program had been written only recently; it had not been certified, calibrated, or thoroughly tested for accuracy; and when tabulating the same batch of ballots, it returned different results over multiple trials.

- The run-off election of the national committeewoman was postponed.

- Post-convention, the ballot counting process is still far from resolved. There are multiple vote counts of the same ballots offering divergent results for the Congressional District “A” delegates and alternates, as well as the “B” delegates and alternates. The multiple vote recounts for at-large “A” alternates, “B” delegates, and “B” alternates are likewise inconsistent, and none of them match the results published by the AZ GOP party leadership.

These are some of the most notable concerns we have, but unfortunately there are others.

We assume that all fair-minded Republicans, regardless of their particular views or candidate preferences, are just as interested as we are in maintaining the integrity of our great American political process. We invite other concerned party members to join us in working to return sovereignty to our great State of Arizona and integrity to all levels of governance.

Currently, we, the undersigned, are reviewing our options regarding the conduct of the Quadrennial State Convention. We look forward to a swift resolution and discovering our common ground as we work toward replacing Obama and restoring our country to its Constitutional principles.


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Sincerely,