6 Fs REMAIN IN 10-14-15 REPORT CARD FOR LINN COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE

10-19-15 

Greetings, Republican Party of Iowa (RPI), Linn County Republican Central Committee (LCRCC) Officials, and all—

Website http://www.iowalive.net/lcrccdysfunction.htm and http://www.iowalive.net/reportcardlcrcc.htm   and  others on http://www.iowalive.net/  have reported on chaotic conditions at  LCRCC.    

As a result, continued fighting over rule violations, incorrect meeting minutes, honesty, ignoring body procedures and other chaos occurring in LCRCC meetings is not reported in Iowalive’s monthly reports, even though it can consume up to 30% of the monthly meeting. 

Iowalive’s focus is rather on the below scorecard addressing caucus performance issues vital to keeping Iowa’s first in the nation caucus.

In addition, Iowalive is looking for new conditions and procedures that would make LCRCC, and other Iowa precinct caucuses, more exciting and worthwhile.   None have been mentioned or found!

This post contains an updated report card that LCRCC can also use as a check list to prepare for 2016 caucuses, that will meet or exceed those so successfully accomplished in 2012!  The stage is set for record caucus attendance and media coverage—under the skeptical eyes of those determined to rip the first-in-the nation-caucuses out of Iowa. 

The following monthly report card is provided with the committed intention of keeping those caucuses in Iowa!!   It is based on what is known at this time, as well as existence or absence of preparations and plans for highly successful 2016 caucuses.  Other county central committees might find the Report Card useful as well.  Including democrats, who perform little better than republicans.   Caucus performance will keep or lose Iowa’s first in the nation status. 

2016 LCRCC CAUCUS REPORT CARD—CAN ALSO BE USED AS A CHECK LIST

Suitable Preparations and Plans, or the Lack of them, Are in Included in Each Grade

This month shows only two improved grades, from Fs to D-.   

This Report Card will be updated and posted monthly.

2016 CAUCUS REPORT CARD FOR LINN COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE (LCRCC) --CHAIRED BY CINDI GOLDING

DESCRIPTION OF CONDITIONS, PREPARATIONS AND PLANS

TO DATE 8-15-15 LETTER GRADE, A THROUGH  F

TO DATE 9-14-15 LETTER GRADE, A THROUGH  F

TO DATE 10-14-15 LETTER GRADE, A THROUGH  F

NUMERICAL SCORE

Overall progress towards LCRCC being the 3rd county to report accurate 2016 caucus results, as it was in 2012.

F

F

F

0

Have staff to run every caucus site as a voting place requires at least 290 staffers,  based on 2012 caucus success.

F

F

D-

0

Will have as many or more caucus cites as in 2012, to encourage participation and handle record crowds.  This will avoid  complaints from caucus participants. 

F

F

F

0

Caucus sites will have  capacity to accommodate record crowds

F

F

D-

0

For 6 weeks prior to caucuses, volunteers must be found, vetted and trained on how to run their caucus. Printed caucus materials must be picked up by the volunteers, or delivered to them. It is one hell of an effort. 

F

F

F

0

If more than one caucus at a location, have separate rooms for each precinct big enough for record crowds  attending.  

F

F

F

0

People attending are checked against the most recent voter list available from the County Auditor and collated. If those coming in are on the list as a registered Republican, give them a presidential ballot and move them to the meeting area. 

F

F

F

0

Precinct pre caucus dry runs are effectively planned to ensure the causes run smoothly at all sites

NA

NA

F

 0

Everybody, shows their photo I D. Let there be no fraud. 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

If not registered to vote, or not registered on the list as a Republican, they must fill out a mail in voter registration card. Only after pledging allegiance to party may they enter the caucus meeting area and receive a presidential ballot. 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Capable temporary caucus chairs have been identified and assigned

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The temporary caucus chair keeps an eye on it all.  Chair should be a veteran caucus leader and/or previous caucus participant if possible. The temporary chair will be called upon to resolve issues arising. 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Confusion and questions at the point of entry must be dealt with. Those at the wrong caucus must be redirected. 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The temporary chair calls the caucus to order. Election of a permanent caucus chair is the first order of business. Pass the donations bag for money. The caucus may let some from the precinct make a brief statement supporting their candidate. People will tolerate a neighbor speaking. 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

CONDUCT THE VOTE ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WITH ALL HASTE!  

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Perform dry run of reporting voting results to RPI, prior to the caucus

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Report accurate voting results to RPI

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Total number of caucus participant complaints compared to successful 2012  caucuses. 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

AVERAGE SCORE TO DATE

 

 

0

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Scores is Asked to Provide Them.

http://www.iowalive.net/9-14-15lcrccreportcard.htm

Sincerely,

Iowalive   A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa