State GOP May Not Allow Reorganization after Chairman Patterson Fails to Deliver



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

A week ago, it was announced at a County Central Committee that the February, 2021 State organizational convention was NOT going to happen.  Aaron Park in his :Right on Daily” broke the story.  “CAGOP Update: Worried About Her Re-Election? Team Jessica Patterson Floats Idea of Cancelling Feb 2021 Convention + Mail Ballot Initiatives a “Test Run” for Virtual 2021 Convention?

As we say when playing bridge, let me review the bidding.

  1.  No voter registration
  2. No May 2020 convention
  3. ‘repeal of endorsements for candidates, without giving the Board more than 10 hours notice—and the candidates to be cancelled—not a word.
  4. Has protected Pro-Biden CRP delegates for months—until a delegate forced the issue
  5. Now the possibility of NO convention in February—when officers are elected.  They will do this by mail in ballot.

Seriously should the staff of the people running for CRP office run an election?  I have an idea,  Under State law, homeowners association must hire a neutral thord party to run the whole election process.  I would suggest the California Republican Party hire  an outside firm to run the election.  Otherwise there will be questions about how it is run.

The bigger problem is that without the Party registering voters, not holding meeting, our contact with the Party is a daily barrage of letters asking for money and the perception that the California GOP has a Tent so big, it includes Biden supporters among the voting delegates.  Want to lose your volunteer base?  Read the above and you see the problem..


Several years ago the San Francisco Republican Central Committee supported Willie Brown for Mayor, thinking that Willie would give them something.  He gave one GOP’er a minor Commission on which to serve..  Since then no one has needed to talk to the GOP in San Fran.  Looks like the Los Angeles Central Committee is going the same way.  On Saturday then passed a resolution urging Republicans to support Democrat DA Jackie Lacey.  Yes she is running against the Soros candidate George Gascon.

He passage of the resolution will make someone feel good—the GOP’er who promised Lacey the support.  At the end of the day, this diminishes the GOP  Then, it should be noted that out of 156 voting delegates, 53 attended  the meeting.

They also voted to oppose Prop. 19.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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11 months ago

How well has that right wing tilt worked out for you? I just read an article that stated only 24 percent of state voters are registered Republican.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
11 months ago

In 2018, Steve Frank was told by a Tea Party operative that the CRP required a hostile takeover from within.

Steve Frank disagreed.

Two years later, Jessica Patterson shows Frank’s bet on the CRP was a losing one. Apparently, not all state GOPs are alike!

All politics is downstream of culture. If a state’s dominant CULTURE is unethical, there can be no political solution. None.