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Primer for A Primary

Many of us become Precinct Committeemen for just one reason: because we hopefully envision a primary challenge for a current elected official.

This short article is simply to inform you that your hopes for change in your local elections have a basis in fact and reality. You can do this!

Many of us consider our effort at an automatic disadvantage when considering a primary challenge for a politician we dislike, or who is not serving our community’s interests. We know the politician has built-in name recognition and the manifest advantages of incumbency. Thus, we often defeat ourselves in our own minds before we seriously consider locating a primary challenger candidate. This articles sets forth the truth about how easy it really is to advance a primary challenger against an entrenched incumbent. Let’s not allow our own thoughts to defeat us before we begin.

In the video below, Michael Smith of Texas’ Heritage Alliance talks about the ‘Three Open Secrets’ of primary elections and just how easy they are to win.

We’ll cut to the chase for you here:  only about 10% of qualified voters actually vote in most primary elections.  Thus, a primary can usually be won with only 5% + 1 of the party votes in the district.  When you break it down into precincts, it looks even easier.  If there are 300 party members in your precinct, that means only 15 voters are making the real decision for your primary in your precinct.  Let’s add a 2% fudge factor for certain victory and call it 21 + 1 voters for victory.

Can you and your team persuade 22 voters out of every 300 in your precinct?  I think you can!

Let Micheal Smith tell the full story:

 

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About Ron Robinson

Ron Robinson (Alhambra, CA) is founder of PROCINCT.net, a national internet platform that broke the party Voter Vault/PDI monopoly and delivered precinct walk lists in the 2010 election for over 16 million voters in wards in 20 US states. PROCINCT.net added Precinct Committeeman (PC) Strategy support in Dec of 2010 and is rapidly emerging as a premier online Precinct Strategy resource having worked directly with party and election officials in states to remove local obstacles to becoming a Precinct Committeeman. He is GOP Chair for the AD49 GOP Central Committee, a member of the Los Angeles County GOP Central Committee and a member of the LA GOP Technology Committee. Robinson worked as New Media Director for the John Colbert campaign for US Congress. He is an expert in social media and internet security and an outspoken advocate of precinct committee work, GOTV work, and transparency in party governance.
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You know you’re past the age of adventure when electoral math is exciting. But hey, whatever it takes to git ‘er done.