Note 11

Who won the primaries? Primary election results and our recommended conservative candidates for the General Election in November are here. Congratulate them, and then support these patriots who are standing up for our constitutional and conservative values. For all the deatils on the election results, you can visit the NC State Board of Elections website at https://er.ncsbe.gov/. Stand up for the Constitution LTC (Ret) Allen West was our Reagan Day speaker a few years ago. Here is his though...
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Election Update

2022 Election Update The good. On Tuesday a three-judge panel (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat) unanimously rejected a lawsuit from leftist organizations challenging the election maps created by the North Carolina legislature this fall and ordered elections to move forward. They ordered that candidate registrations resume at 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 24, 2022 and continue through and end at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 4, 2022. The bad. The same leftist organizations are expected to challenge t...
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Political Updates

Election Updates Recapping what I know or think about the 2022 election status: Candidate filing is on hold because of a lawsuit brought against the redistricting maps by our Governor and Attorney General to the NC Supreme Court. The Court wants written briefs by Jan 5, oral briefs by Jan 11. I'm guessing these are the potential outcomes: The Court throws out the lawsuit, and filing resumes by late January, or The Court throws out the redistricting maps and Asks the Legislature to redra...
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Time to step forward

Candidate registration begins Monday Anyone wishing to run as a candidate in the 2022 elections must register between noon December 6 and noon December 17. We still need candidates! This coming year will be especially interesting as two of the county commissioners (Jim Crawford-D in the 3rd district and Diana Hales-D in the 4th district) are NOT running for re-election. Please email (CCGOP_chair@pm.me) me if you are interested in any of the open positions. Now is the time! Board of Election...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Reagan Day Dinner Recap A big thanks to everyone that was able to participate in this year's Reagan Day dinner. Great (and short!) speeches from candidates and a thought-provoking keynote address. And the meal from Governors Club was equisite as always. See you at our next event! Chairman Whatley's visit North Carolina Republican Party chairman Michael Whatley answered questions on Saturday morning in Pittsboro. Some highlights: North Carolina will be 'in the eye of the hurricane' for ...
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We are all in this together

In three weeks candidates will need to register to run for office in 2022. We still need candidates, particularly running for commissioner in district 3 and 4, and for board of education in 4. Please don't think 'someone else will do this'. If not you, then who? If not now, then when? Encourage a conservative friend or neighbor to run for office. Contact me for more information at ccgop_chair@pm.me. Reagan Day A big thanks to everyone, especially our generous Sponsors, who attended our Reag...
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Everything 'free' is paid for by a taxpayer

A friend forwarded me this framework; it puts everything in perspective. Numbers are as of 2020. US Tax Revenue $3,420,000,000,000 (individual and business taxes) Federal Budget: $6,550,000,000,000 National Debt: $29,000,000,000,000 (and growing every year) New spending being proposed by the Democrats in Congress: $3,500,000,000,000 Now, let's remove '8 zeros' each time, and pretend this is a household budget: Annual family income: $34,200 Money the family spent last year: $65,500 Outstand...
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Update October 25

November Election Questions I've received several questions about the November 2021 municipal elections. The Chatham GOP is not supporting or sponsoring any particular candidate for those elections, as the Pittsboro and Goldston mayor and council races are technically non-partisan, and only residents of Pittsboro, Goldston, and the Goldston-Gulf Sanitary District are eligible to vote in November. The Siler City town races have been postponed until Spring 2022. If you are eligible to vote this...
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Chatham GOP Update

Hard Times Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times. — Unknown What kind of times are we in now? Don't like how what schools are teaching our children? Don't like our Chatham County taxes going up year after year? Don't like our Senators and Representatives continually spending into more debt? Don't like open borders, mandates from the government, spying by the IRS, abandoning our overseas allies, groveling before Chi...
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Newsletter, September 23

Chatham Schools Listening Tour Have you heard about the new Chatham County School Superintendent's 'listening tour'? This is your opportunity to share thoughts and opinions on the school district and the education of our children. This doesn't seem to be widely publicized for whatever reason. Here is the link for the dates, locations and times next week: https://www.chatham.k12.nc.us/relationshipsmatter. We need conservatives to express their opinion on education. Chatham September Meeti...
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Citizen or Subject?

Joe Biden has declared that any business with over 100 employees must require Covid vaccinations of its employees, or submit those not vaccinated to weekly Covid tests. Nothing in the US Constitution gives a President that authority over its citizens. His tyrannical order is blatantly unconstitutional and will be overturned in court. What makes this worse is the list of those exempt from this vaccination mandate, including Congress and congressional staffers, and Federal Judges and their staff...
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September 8, 2021 Update

September Schools presentation Please join us for the Chatham GOP meeting at 7:00 PM on September 14 at the Pittsboro Community House (65 Thompson St in Pittsboro) where we will hear from Susan Mills, the Vice Chair of the North Carolina Republican Party. Susan will speak on the state of our North Carolina public schools and how we can become involved in making them better. For specific information about what is happening within the Chatham County Schools, visit this Facebook link: https://www...
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August 31, 2021 Update

Candidate School Candidates must file to run for the 2022 election in 108 days. Have you been considering running for office in Chatham County? Don't know how or what to do? If you are seriously considering becoming a candidate, attend our Chatham GOP Candidate School next Tuesday, September 7. Email me for location and details if interested. These are the offices are up for election. Do you like the direction our nation, our state, and our county are taking? If not, get involved! US Senator...
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Critical Race Theory Meeting

Critical Race Theory in our SchoolsCritical Race Theory (CRT) is slithering into our public schools, whether it is called that or goes by something else. CRT teaches that race is the main determinant of success in America. CRT promotes the idea that people should be categorized and judged based on their group identity instead of their individual character, behavior, and merit.CRT undermines our American foundation that "all men are created equal". CRT proponents want to replace equal opportunity...
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August 3 update

Citizenship and Voter Registration - did you know? When a new voter registers to vote in North Carolina, there is no confirmation that the new voter is a citizen of the United States. All one has to do is mark a box stating they are a citizen. Lying about that is a crime, but no one checks. Just something else our North Carolina legislature needs to address. August Chatham GOP meeting We are holding our August 10th Chatham County GOP meeting at Bestfoods Cafeteria in Siler City, from 6pm ...
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Political Vaccinations

Let's clear the air on Chatham County COVID vaccinations amongst political parties. The Chatham County Republican Party encourages individuals to consult with their physicians and do their research and then make an informed choice about whether the experimental COVID vaccination is right for them. When the call for volunteers went out to assist in mass COVID vaccination clinics, hundreds of Chatham residents came out, and everyone worked together regardless of being a Republican, Democrat, Un...
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Upcoming dates to remember

Upcoming Dates to Remember July 30 Meet the Candidates The 4th District of the NC Republican Party is hosting a US Senator Candidate Town Hall in Durham on July 30. All seven of the current Republican Senate candidates (Banwart, Budd, Cooke, Harper, McCrory, Potter, Walker) will be there to explain their views and answer questions. RSVP to this great event here. July 31 Movie night Need something to watch on Saturday night? Come join us at the Chatham GOP Headquarters (189-B Thompson Street ...
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Independence Day newsletter

Independence Day Holiday We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.  Written 245 years ago those words seem as fresh and applicable today as they did to our founders, fighting for their freedoms from Bri...
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NCGOP Convention Update

NCGOP Convention The state convention last weekend in Greenville NC had the largest attendance ever - over 1,300 delegates from across the state gathered together as like-minded conservative patriots. We heard great speeches, from NC Council of State elected officials, to Chief Justice Paul Newby, to Clarence Henderson from the Frederick Douglass Foundation. The highlight presentations were from our outstanding Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, from South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and from ...
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May 30 Newsletter

New Chatham GOP Headquarters It’s official - we have signed the lease on our new headquarters. Please join us for our grand opening on July 4th at 187-B Thompson Street in Pittsboro. More details to come but put this date on your calendar. Downtown Pittsboro is also holding their Summerfest celebration that evening so plan on visiting us and then enjoying the Independence Day festivities. How can you help? Glad you asked! Of course, we need donations to support our headquarters ongoing lease ...
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May 2021 Newsletter

2022 Elections While the 2022 elections are 19 months away, candidates are already beginning what will be a hard-fought campaign against the rising socialist agenda. The biggest election in North Carolina looks to be that of US Senator. As of right now, there are three announced candidates for the seat of retiring Senator Burr: Mark Walker, Pat McCrory, and Ted Budd. There may be more nominees to come. We won't know for some time how the US House seats nor how the North Carolina House and Senat...
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April 2021 - Patriot's Day

Patriot's Day Yesterday was April 19. You probably did not hear much about the significance of that day from our news media, but it should be one of our national holidays. On that day, April 19 1775, our history as America began with 'the shot heard 'round the world'. People like us, farmers and shopkeepers, gave their lives that day at the beginning of the American Revolution for independence from Britain. Eight pairs of fathers and sons stood shoulder to shoulder on Concord's Lexington Green ...
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March 2021 - convention recap

A big thanks to everyone who was able to participate, either in person or on line, in the 2021 Chatham Republican Party convention last Saturday. We had a really good meeting with great speakers and it was a chance to renew friendships. Officers and Executive Committee Every two years we elect County officers of the Party and the County GOP executive committee. For 2021-2022 the officers are: Chair: Terry Schmidt 1st Vice Chair: Rick Brownfield 2nd Vice Chair: Bill Crawford Secretary: Terri Ty...
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February 2021 updates

Chatham County Republican Convention The Chatham County Republican Convention will be held on March 20, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM. Please put this on your calendar. We plan to hold our convention virtually via Zoom so more registered Republicans can attend. Come meet with fellow conservatives and learn more about how the Republican Party is organized. As this is an odd-numbered year, we will hold elections for Chair, 1st and 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, the Executive Committee, and d...
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The purge begins

Another sad day. The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to impeach former President Trump. Articles of impeachment are at the US Senate accusing him of 'wilfully inciting violence agains the government of the United States'. The Democrat-controlled US Senate is scheduled to begin the trial the week of February 8, 2021. Apparently the trial will not be presided over by the Chief Justice of the United States, as called for by the Constitution. Instead, Senator Patrick Leah...
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A sad day for conservatives

Inauguration Day 2021 Today is a sad day for conservatives in America: the inaguration of the leftist pair of Biden and Harris. This pair loves government more than country. Washington DC is an armed camp: not for any threats to the activities necessarily, but certainly as a show of force by Biden, saying 'I'm in charge, and I have the guns'. As for me and my house, we will not be watching the festivities. Extreme anger across North Carolina I participated in the North Carolina County Chai...
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Welcome to 2021

We had some successes in the 2020 elections: all eight state-wide judicial positions, the Lieutenant Governor and other Council of State positions, re-electing Ted Budd in the 13th District. We had some spectacular failures, regardless of how those failures were caused. Some of us thought 2021 would be a welcome change after the year 2020. It is not starting out that way, so it is up to us to change it. We need your thoughts The Chatham County Republican Party needs your thoughts and input...
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Elections are Not Over

Georgia Senate Races Several on this email list have asked 'what can I do to help the Georgia Republican Senate Runoff Races?' The North Carolina Republican Party has these suggestions: Make Phone Calls to Georgia voters. Go down to Georgia and join the activists from all over the country in door-to-door canvassing. Donate to the Georgia Battleground Fund, which directly supports both candidates. You can use the below link to sign up to participate in winning these critical races for the ...
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Chief Justice Race in Chatham County

The voting, the machine recounts, the hand recounts, and the voter challenges are over. Justice Beasley has conceded; Justice Newby will be the next Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. How did the recounts turn out in Chatham County? Glad you asked! Beasley asked for a recount. Chatham County machine recounts exactly matched the previous election results. Beasley asked for a hand recount. Chatham County hand recounts exactly matched the previous election results. The Beasley ca...
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December 2020

Happy Holidays! With Hannukah beginning tonight and Christmas two weeks away, the holiday season is in full swing, although it seems quite different this year with lockdowns due to COVID. Let’s all pray that 2021 will be better than 2020. Stay safe and healthy, everyone. Election Updates Re-election of President Trump seems much less likely with lawsuit losses in Federal Courts. We can still hope for a Supreme Court positive outcome, but I give that very low probability of success at th...
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