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(UPDATED: RNC Responds to PJ Media) EXCLUSIVE: RNC Operatives Join Holder’s Campaign Against Texas, Several Other States

Sources say RNC donations are being used to re-impose federal mandates struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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July 26, 2013 - 5:58 am

UPDATE: 

RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer is denying the claims made within this article, both via phone and by submitting comments below as “SeanS”.

Additionally, Tom Hofeller, mentioned in this article, claims via email that this article is “unequivocally false.”

PJ Media not only has 100% confidence in the accuracy of the article’s contents, we offered Spicer, via email, three additional questions for the RNC to answer regarding their denial:

1. Does RNC oppose a renewed Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, or is the story accurate that RNC consultants are working on a fix?

2. Does RNC oppose an amended Section 4?

3. Was RNC’s staff involved in the 2006 reauthorization of Section 5 — advocating amendment and higher burdens on states?

We stated that we would wait for their responses and would publish them in this article.

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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department will seek to recapture Texas and return it to federal oversight for approval of all election law changes such as photo voter identification. Holder’s move comes after the Supreme Court in June freed Texas and other states from the requirement that all state election laws be approved in Washington, D.C. Holder’s move prompted outrage from Texas Senators Ted Cruz, John Cornyn and Governor Rick Perry.

The three should also be angry with the Republican National Committee. PJ Tatler has learned that staff at the RNC have been spending RNC donations plotting to do exactly what Eric Holder is seeking to do – return Texas and other states to federal oversight.

According to RNC sources frustrated with the race-based effort, paid RNC consultant Tom Hofeller (thofeller@rnchq.org) is spending RNC donations to develop race-based criteria to grab Texas and other states and place them back into federal receivership. The sources tell Tatler that nearly all of the members of the actual committee have been kept in the dark about this effort, and no mention is ever made in RNC fundraising efforts — for good reason, because GOP donors would be furious.

Hofeller, a long-time RNC consultant on redistricting, has devised ways to force several states back into federal receivership by amending the Voting Rights Act to grab states and force them to obtain Washington, D.C. approval. He is hopeful that Congressional Republicans will use his RNC-generated ideas to accomplish this goal.

So far, the Republicans in Congress have shown more sense than the Republicans paid by the RNC, and are cool to the idea of returning states to federal receivership.

According to congressional sources, Hofeller has also been misrepresenting the importance of the law struck down by the Supreme Court. Hofeller has told Hill sources the federal election oversight law is essential to elect Republicans, something most Republicans on the Hill no longer believe is true. Hofeller has spread this message while being paid by the RNC.

RNC fundraising is down this year. If the rank and file learn that donations are being used to place states back under Eric Holder’s boot, to attack voter ID, and pay race-obsessed consultants like Hofeller, expect RNC fundraising to suffer further. Why should donors pay the RNC to help Eric Holder attack Texas?

The bigger question: why is the RNC paying anyone like Tom Hofeller one red cent to do something that the overwhelming majority of Republicans oppose?

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I've got over a decade on you with the Republicans [regular convention delegate and I've run a winning presidential campaign in my county], until last January when I gave up. It is too late to retake and rebrand it. It has gone over to the enemy. Last national convention they changed the rules so that central committees can veto "unsuitable" candidates if they win the nomination. Anyone conservative will be unsuitable. Found out that they also cut a Federal Court deal with the Democrats back in the 1980's NOT to fight vote fraud ever and anywhere, and renewed the consent decree in 2012. See US Third Circuit Court of Appeals case No. 09-4615 final order:

http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/rnc-v-dnc.pdf

The government, the Democrats, and the Institutional Republicans have burst the bonds of the law and the Constitution. There is neither time nor means to bring them back under control using the Republican party. A new party; call it Freedom Party, Liberty Rising, TEA Party, or whatever, can be the start of a framework for whatever resistance to tyranny comes about.

The task is not going to be easy. Success is NOT assured. But there is no hope in operating from within the Institutional Republican wing of the Governance Party.

Subotai Bahadur
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This may be the final wooden stake through the heart of the Republican party. It's so stupid. Don't they realize who their constituents are? This is nothing more than ugly corporatists acting in their own money grubbing interest against true conservatives. Every Republican primary needs to have a true conservative (i.e. Tea Party) candidate to combat these idiots who don't speak for me anymore.
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"The bigger questions is why is the RNC paying anyone like Tom Hofeller one red cent to do something that the overwhelming majority of Republicans oppose?"

It wouldn't be The Stupid Party if it weren't doing stupid things.
37 weeks ago
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Isn't there a way to find out if the RNC is using money is the manner claimed in this article, such as their tax paperwork?
37 weeks ago
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This proves once again that the Republican establishment are big government loving statists. I used to call them Dem-lites, but they seem to be worse than that.
37 weeks ago
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Dear SeanS,

Please go back to whomever it is you are trying to defend here (if it isn't you yourself) and tell them what you're reading here. The distrust of the RNC is real and growing. I gotta tell you, I'm more inclined to believe the above article has at least a grain of truth to it than some anonymous person popping in to deny an anonymous report. Aren't you the least bit shocked to find that the RNC has lost so much support? Apparently not as your first inclination is to personally name a PJM author as being on the losing side of something of which we're all trying to figure out has anything to do with this.

The GOP has, time and time again, rebuffed the will of us "crazy right-wingers" who believe government is too big and is spending too much money to buy votes. That something so patently obvious as that is something that the GOP or RNC or any other acronym would ignore is proof enough to me that the actual health of our country is at terrible risk. And it IS being ignored. McCain and Romney are all the proof we need.

That you would interpret my vote for McCain or Romney as being one of support is your first mistake. Neither ever made my short list. Both were hold-my-nose votes. And I speak for millions when I say that.

The sooner you realize that the better off we'll all be. Take special note and consideration for the viewpoints here and go back to your friends and show them that they have a long row to hoe to gain back any measurable trust.
37 weeks ago
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They don’t care what we want as a people; they are on the other side. They want at the trough and don’t want any impediment to getting their mouths in place. They would prefer the mask stay in place, but if not, then not. The trough is all.
37 weeks ago
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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department will seek to recapture Texas and return it to federal oversight for approval of all election law changes such as photo voter identification.So, for the layman, this means Holder is filing a lawsuit? Sorry if this posted twice.
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So what's the deal?

The RNC has and deserves no credibility, but this is no mere bagatelle. This is an accusation of base treason.

There's no beef here one way or another. Where's the beef?
37 weeks ago
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Pride goeth before the fall.
37 weeks ago
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They're gonna try to cram this down down our throats? They're gonna try to cram amnesty down our throats? The GOP is finished.

They think we have to vote for them because there's no alternative...oh there's an alternative. Staying home. Or maybe vote for the Libertarian candidate. What I do know, is that I will never vote for another REP ever again.
37 weeks ago
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History teaches us that there were communists in the Democrat Party in the 190s and 1950s; we know that the present day Democrat Party is rife with socialists.
It is not unthinkable to believe that the Republican Party has its own Wallaces, Hisses and Rosenbergs at work albeit not for Soviet spy agencies, but for the socialist/progressive/liberal agenda of the Democrat Party, but beyond what may be derided as rank speculation, the evidence is that all too often the RNC is working at odds with conservatism, at odds with small government,at odds with reduced spending, and at odds with liberty, federalism, and the rule of law.
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I do not donate to the RNC. As history teaches, they are untrustworthy.
I do donate. To individual candidates, to other organizations who are not part of the problem. To me, as an institution, the national organization of the Republican Party has given us Romney, McCain, Bush I & Bush II. The Tea Party favored, small government Senators Rand, Ron Johnson, Lee, Cruz were not erected because of the RNC. Even turncoat Rubio, who is still better than turncoat Crist (what is it with Florida anyway?) was not elected due to RNC.
Angelo Codeviila is right when he says: "Yet the question: “who or what does the Republican Party represent” continued to sharpen because the Reagan interlude was brief, because it never transformed the Party, and hence because the Bush (pere et fils) dynasty plus Congressional leadership (Newt Gingrich was a rebel against it and treated a such) behaved increasingly indistinguishably from Democrats. Government grew more rapidly under these Republican Administrations than under Democratic ones.

In sum, the closer one gets to the Republican Party’s voters, the more the Party looks like Goldwater and Reagan. The closer one gets to its top, the more it looks like the ghost of Rockefeller. Consider 2012: the party chose for President someone preferred by only one fourth of its voters – Mitt Romney, whose first youthful venture in politics had been to take part in the political blackballing of Barry Goldwater." See http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/02/20/as-country-club-republicans-link-up-with-the-democratic-ruling-class-millions-of-voters-are-orphaned/2/
Rule 1. No $$$ for RNC.
Rule 2. $$$ for local organizations; individual canidates & TRUSTWORTHY limited government organizations.
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(what is it with Florida anyway?)

Probably has something to do with all the Progs from the NE moving to Florida when they get old and because they have your tax dollar paid for pensions to do nothing but vote here and back home and pretty much be the parasites they are...
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"The bigger question: why is the RNC paying anyone like Tom Hofeller one red cent to do something that the overwhelming majority of Republicans oppose?"

Because the professional officeholders which the RNC represents would prefer that minorities be corralled into minority districts. Keeps them from having to campaign on subjects that appeal to all the voters. Besides many of these types prefer permanent minority status; that way they don't actually have to govern and take a stand on any given issue.
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