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Friday, March 11, 2016

Establishment tries to rig GOP delegates to convention

"Corruptus in Extremis"

  • The GOP Establishment moved four Republican activists to the U.S. Virgin Islands so they could be elected Delegates to the Republican National Convention.

(St. Thomas Source)  -  A career Republican political consultant who published a book about manipulating chaos at the 2016 Republican National Convention and three of his friends just moved to the territory and are trying to run as V.I. delegates to that same convention. John Yob, Erica Yob, Ethan Eilon and Lindsey Eilon tried, unsuccessfully, to register to vote, but despite not being registered V.I. voters, are still on the ballot for Thursday's Republican Party caucus.

John Yob is a Michigan-based consultant who worked recently for Rand Paul.  His book, published in February, titled "Chaos: The Outsider's Guide to a Contested Republican Convention," makes a case that what happens in the U.S. territories may make the difference between "chaos" and "catastrophe" at the national convention this year. 

Ethan Eilon is a former executive director of the College Republicans and a political consultant who briefly managed Jon Huntsman's 2012 presidential campaign in 2011.

Yob and Eilon worked together on the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign of Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra. Yob's political consulting firm Strategic National Consulting and Eilon's political consulting firm Vertical Strategies share the same building, located 190 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.
LinkdIn, the social media site for business resumes, lists Lindsey Eilon as executive director of the National Republican Women's Committee and says she is based in Greater Grand Rapids, Mich.
The organization is a Super Pac organized to solicit donations. Despite the impressive sounding name, it lists receipts and expenses of $5,300 with the Federal Elections Commission all for the 2012 election cycle with no expenditures for candidates.
Both have extensive resumes in Republican campaigns and Yob worked on John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008; Rick Santorum's in 2012; and is former national political director for Rand Paul's 2016 presidential run. Yob also worked on both of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's successful campaigns for that office.
The Yobs and Eilons very recently moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to Elections officials, the Yobs tried to register to vote on St. John, and then when unsuccessful there, changed the date of their arrival to the territory and applied again on St. Thomas, receiving voter registration cards.
The Eilons registered on St. Thomas.
Cards in hand, they put themselves in the running to be V.I. delegates to the Republican National Convention and appear on the VIGOP ballot. (See: USVI Official Republican Delegate Ballot in Related Links below)
On Friday, Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes sent a letter to V.I. GOP State Chairman John Canegata, saying the four people had been changed to "ineligible" and would not be eligible to register to vote in the USVI until March 27.

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Thanks to Ballot Access News for the heads up.

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