Between the end of August and the end of October, the MNGOP was asked to call a State Central Committee to address SERIOUS concerns. This meeting needed to be held PRIOR to the filing of a certification of compliance with statutes and Party governing documents BECAUSE the PARTY is NOT IN COMPLIANCE.
The path to compliance was not difficult.
The Chair ignored the requests and knowingly filed a false certification with the MN Secretary of State.
At any time, after December 1, 2023 any person or entity may challenge the Party Certification. The facts are filed and public because the MN SOS has placed them in the public domain, as it was required to do.
The Chair has placed MAJOR PARTY STATUS in jeopardy.
IN THE SPRING OF 2022, THE CHAIR AND DEPUTY CHAIR WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FACT THAT MN Stat 202A.12 REQUIRES Constitutions and Amendments to be filed with the MN SOS - AS THEY ARE PASSED.
The current Chair & Deputy Chair failed to comply with this requirement & failed to convene a state convention in 2023 to address the issue.
In 2022, the State Convention was forced to block vote on amendments because there was not time to finish business. The Minutes (which are dated incorrectly) are clear- only the amendments were voted on- not the Constitution.
The Chair announced, on August 25, 2023 that he filed a document that states it is an amended document. What did that document amend? It amended nothing or the constitution last filed in 1988.
The Chair confirmed the Party's non-compliance.
Time to fix the Party from the bottom up, as is required by the Constitution and Rules.
This means all provisions in the Constitution and Bylaws, at every level of the Party, must be followed.
This means that any BPOU or CD that disenfranchised Delegates and Alternates is NOT in compliance unless remedied.
This means all bodies of the Party must have Constitutions and bylaws CONSISTENT with the Party documents.
This Party has not been and is not in compliance with its Constitution & Rules. Officers of the Party have encouraged conduct, at the encouragement of or with the advice of attorneys who are better puffers than truth-tellers.
Any attorney paid for by the Party is obligated to protect the interests of the State Convention, which along with the Constitution, governs State Central. The State Executive Committee is not the client.
Any attorney that advises delegates to ignore the plain language of MN statutes and the Party constitution & rules is derelict.
Otter Tail Delegates Disenfranchised in 2023
In 2022, duly -elected delegates were denied their right to participate in the political process.
In 2023, 35 delegates have been removed from the process, in violation of their rights under statutes and any Party Constitution in play.
The PARTY is NOT in compliance with MN Stat 200.02.