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Spot Report: rVotes Heads for Ohio

If you are serious about online activism tools, then clear the deck in your browser – all the links below open new tabs or windows so you don’t lose your place in this article.  You will want to study the history of rVotes and it’s promise to the conservative cause.

Always first where news on the best GOTV applications have come from (and are headed) Carol Greenberg and Anita Moncrief have been tracking with OFA ever since it became a serious threat during the 2008 elections.  Naturally enough, they have followed through and have kept us informed as the same class of applications has become available to conservative activists.  Carol is one of few conservatives who has seen both VoteBuilder and rVotes in operation and will attest to the fact they are near mirror images of each other.

World class activist “killer” application rVotes is headed for the battleground state of Ohio.

Carol first broke the release news at the end of last month,  (I wrote about it here)  and now rVotes will be available in her own home state of Ohio.

This means the “early adopter” presence of the killer app in one of our key battleground states and promises to put us on near-parity with our opponents in that state.

But it will do far, far more than that for the conservative cause.

If you recall, Ohio is the state where I called for a major effort to enroll new PCs in the Republican Party in John Boehner’s CD8.  The reason, of course was to create resistance in John Boehner’s CD8 to automatic pre-primary approval of Boehner as the district’s ‘automatic’ congressional candidate.  I’ve been hoping that such a threat would stiffen Boehner’s spine considerably in the budget negotiations.

Now such an initiative (and similar initiatives)  will only gain strength faster as Tea Party and similar groups will have access to rVotes.   The Tea Parties and similar groups will have access at no charge however Republican candidates above the mayoral level will be charged a nominal monthly fee much less than other database systems which can’t do anything near what Rvotes can.

Today a person familiar with the history of OFA/VAN told me that when first approached, the DNC wished death on the developers because implementation of VAN would mean considerable loss of centralized control of activists’ activities.  But the unexpected bonus that the DNC didn’t forsee was that it also networked ACORN, SEIU (and other unions) and Planned Parenthood into a common, shared database.

Even a good measure of the Democrats’ training videos will stand us in good stead as we learn to use rVotes effectively in our own areas.

Rejoice with me for Ohio, and start your own planning for how you will get rVotes in your own state.

Ron Robinson is founder and creator of PROCINCT, is a GOP official/activist in Los Angeles county, a new media & activist blogger and a businessman.

Ron Robinsonhttp://www.procinct.net
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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  1. Thanks Ron for doing an excellent compilation.

    We have to remember here, that this is going to take a “village” to accomplish this. Not just Ohio, but assistance for Ohio, and other states in the mix.

    Just as Blanche Lincoln was tossed by those outside her district, and Scott Brown as well on the Wall Street reform we will need people from outside of Ohio who are willing to make calls and offer their contact info.

    This is the beauty of Rvotes. Anyone is welcome, no matter what their state of residence.

  1. Thanks Ron for doing an excellent compilation.

    We have to remember here, that this is going to take a “village” to accomplish this. Not just Ohio, but assistance for Ohio, and other states in the mix.

    Just as Blanche Lincoln was tossed by those outside her district, and Scott Brown as well on the Wall Street reform we will need people from outside of Ohio who are willing to make calls and offer their contact info.

    This is the beauty of Rvotes. Anyone is welcome, no matter what their state of residence.

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