"Keep Your Word." Free the Delegates National Ad Campaign -- GOP Accountability Project -- Collusion & Intentional Fraud Alleged by Republicans of Their Own Party

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    Aug 29, 2016 12:37 AM GMT

    http://www.freethedelegates.com/Audit the GOP

    We hereby demand an immediate audit of all petitions and "withdrawal" forms from the Republican National Convention. Despite the majority of eleven (11) state delegations having completed petition forms, the acting secretary of the convention falsely, and with knowledge of the falsity, stated that only nine (9) had been submitted petitions with three (3) states, in collusion between the GOP and the as-of-yet nominee, withdrawing support.

    In addition to a lack of transparency, many withdrawal forms incorrectly used the year 2012 and were thus invalid. In addition to the secretary of the convention hiding from being handed the petitions, delegation microphones turned off, and the acting chairman not responding to proper points of order on the floor, we believe a knowing, intentional fraud was committed.

    We, the undersigned, demand an open and transparent audit without delay

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    Aug 29, 2016 12:39 AM GMT

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    Aug 29, 2016 2:29 AM GMT
    I still want to know who revised the Republican platform to soften the Ukraine language. Trump (RIP in November), Manafort (RIP), and Priebus (RIP soon) have denied involvement there. Someone ought to find out and compel the RNC to investigate. There's a scandal there that's waiting to be unleashed. Let's open the floodgates of hell.
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    Aug 29, 2016 4:05 AM GMT
    Maybe not directly but at least tangentially related to your concern with regard to how the GOP is approaching foreign affairs--with or without Trump--you might find this interesting...

    The Demise of the Republican National Security Establishment
    http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1201849/the-demise-of-the-republican-national-security-establishment/The skirmish between Senator Bob Corker and the Obama Administration over the UN Security Council resolution on the CTBT* is yet another reflection of the demise of the internationalist wing of the Republican Party. Donald Trump’s nomination and his musings about Vladimir Putin are (hopefully) sui generis, but his random thoughts about the Bomb, NATO, wars of choice and nation-building are rooted in the George W. Bush administration’s most ill-conceived decisions.

    ...Nowhere is the demise of Republican internationalism more evident than in reflexive opposition to diplomatic accords that reduce nuclear dangers, including those negotiated by Republican national-security elders...

    The good works of these Republican elders include the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Interim Strategic Arms Limitation Accord, the Vladivostok Accord, the Threshold Test Ban Treaty, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, two strategic arms reduction treaties, and the Open Skies Treaty. These accomplishments no longer account for much on the Republican side of the aisle on Capitol Hill.

    Just as there is no functioning Republican political establishment, there is no longer a functioning Republican national-security establishment. Add this to the wreckage of the George W. Bush Administration. Elders who have negotiated meaningful treaties while serving in the executive branch have retired, or passed on. A new generation of elected officials is trying to build careers by championing muscle-flexing and tearing down these accomplishments. Insurgents flourish in the wilderness. They seem not to have learned from the costly mistakes of the Bush Administration...

    ...he tough talkers insist on negotiating conditions that will result in diplomatic failure, to be followed by harsh remedies...

    Reflexive opposition has reached systemic proportions. Not one Republican on Capitol Hill broke ranks to support an agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Instead, Republicans signed up en masse to a gross mischaracterization of this agreement as enabling Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. None of the stage-full of Republican candidates in this slash-and-burn presidential cycle reminded voters of past Republican diplomatic accomplishments to reduce nuclear dangers, or promised to pursue new ones.

    ...To support diplomacy to reduce nuclear dangers is to invite fierce opposition – not from Democrats, but from fellow Republicans. It’s hard to find profiles in courage on Capitol Hill against this toxic wave powered by a pervasive, visceral dislike of the last two Democratic Presidents – one that will assuredly carry over to the next. Add Vladimir Putin’s deconstructionist tendencies to the Republican Party’s implosion and the challenges ahead are as daunting as in the 1960s...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Nuclear-Test-Ban_TreatyThe Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, for both civilian and military purposes, in all environments. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 September 1996 but has not entered into force as eight specific states have not yet ratified the treaty.
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    Aug 29, 2016 4:06 AM GMT
    That blog is produced by...
    [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Lewis_(academic)[/url]Jeffrey Lewis is an American expert in nuclear nonproliferation and geopolitics, currently an Adjunct Professor at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (otherwise known as the CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and director of the CNS East Asia Nonproliferation Program.[1] He has written two books on China's nuclear weapons, and numerous journal and magazine articles, blog posts, podcasts, and tweets on nonproliferation and related topics.

    He is well known as a popularizer of nonproliferation and strategic topics since 2004 via his blog site "Arms Control Wonk".[2] and the related Arms Control Wonk Podcasts, which are cohosted by him and Aaron Stein. He also tweets as @ArmsControlWonk

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    http://www.stimson.org/users/3297Michael Krepon is the Co-Founder of the Stimson Center. He worked previously at the Carnegie Endowment, the State Department, and on Capitol Hill. His areas of expertise are reducing nuclear dangers -- with a regional specialization in South Asia -- and improving national and international security in outer space.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stimson_CenterThe Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a combination of analysis and outreach. The Center's stated approach is pragmatic ― seeking to provide policy alternatives, solve problems, and overcome obstacles towards a more peaceful and secure world.

    Stimson seeks to offer decision-makers pragmatic solutions and policy-relevant information and analysis. The Center focuses on challenges such as water management, wildlife poaching, and responses to humanitarian crises, while still playing a role in debates on nuclear proliferation, arms trafficking, and defense policy.

    Stimson seeks to provide expertise for the policymaking community – the U.S. executive and legislative branches, international institutions and governments, and policy research institutions – as well as the media, academia and general public.