Newaygo County Republican News
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth,
they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
-- Abraham Lincoln
2020 Election Response letter from Senator Bumstead
Thank you for contacting my office regarding your thoughts and concerns on election integrity in our state and what actions are taking place. I swore an oath to uphold the United States Constitution and Michigan Constitution. My colleagues and I continue to work with legal counsel to ensure that we are doing all that we can with the real authority that is granted to us through the United States and Michigan Constitutions.
Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution gives each state the discretion to choose how to appoint presidential electors. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in multiple cases that state legislatures have authority to choose whatever method they want of appointing electors, prior to an election. This is done through the legislative process and ultimately signed by the governor. A July 2020 Supreme Court decision upheld the power of states to pass laws requiring presidential electors to vote for their party’s candidate for president. The Supreme Court opinion mentions, “Article II includes only the instruction to each State to appoint, in whatever way it likes.”
In 1954, the Michigan Legislature passed the Michigan Election Law which says that presidential electors in our state are awarded to the winner of the popular vote. Any presidential elector that refuses or fails to vote for the winning candidates for president and vice-president is required to resign and be replaced with an elector that will vote for the winner of the popular vote.
On November 23, the bipartisan State Board of Canvassers voted to certify Michigan’s election results. Our elections process does give candidates several opportunities to challenge results, and any claims of fraud in our election must go through the courts. The Michigan Legislature has no authority to overturn an election, reject certification or appoint different presidential electors because those powers are not granted to the legislature through the United States or Michigan Constitutions.
In 2018, Michigan voters overwhelming approved Proposal 3 with support from 66.90 percent of residents. Proposal 3 added several policies to the Michigan Constitution, including straight ticket voting, automatic voter registration, same day voter registration, and no-excuse absentee voting during the 40 days before an election. Proposal 3 also added language to the constitution to provide for the use of election results auditing by the Secretary of State. State law does not currently allow the Legislature to demand an audit, but on November 16 many of my colleagues and I in the Legislature sent a letter to the Secretary of State Benson requesting a full, independent audit to be conducted to investigate accusations of voter fraud.
Shortly after the election, the House and Senate Oversight Committees began hearings on claims of fraud and voted to issue a subpoena to the Michigan Bureau of Elections for records about the elections process. On December 1, the Senate Oversight Committee heard testimony regarding absentee voter counting at the TCF Center. On December 2, the House Oversight Committee heard testimony from Rudy Giuliani and President Trump’s legal team.
As the House and Senate Oversight Committee hearings move forward, I will continue to monitor these committee hearings, so we can identify policies to improve and strengthen our system to restore confidence in its integrity.
Thank you again for contacting my office. If I may ever be of any further assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact my office by phone at (866) 305-2134 or by email at email@example.com.
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Resolution!!
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
The Electoral College was established by the framers of the U.S. Constitution as a mechanism for the selection of the head of our Executive Branch of government. This system attempted to ease the control of the “hinterland” by the heavier populated urban areas of the nation. In many ways it has demonstrated success. However, critics have long complained that this system is unfair, insisting that the “popular vote” should determine the election winner.
Attempts to change the Electoral College have been pursued: substituting a split of the votes per state as opposed to “winner take all” or attempting to eliminate the Electoral College via constitutional amendment.
The latest attempt now being offered up is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NVIC). This is an Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Currently 15 States and the District of Columbia have adopted this agreement. This represents 72.6% of the needed 270 votes to select the President.
Newaygo County Republicans firmly reject the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and urge our State governmental leaders to do the same!
Resolution Adopted on August 1st, 2019- Internet-Public Commons or Private Company?
Google, which controls 92% of the internet search market, has U.S. authorities looking at them as a monopoly, needing antitrust intervention. Other major tech platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, have been openly criticized for employing monopolistic control over their content.
Project Veritas’ undercover sting revealed Google actively blocking political viewpoints, restricting access and prioritizing items presented in search requests. Much of this action is overt and many times subliminal. Regardless of the method, the purpose is to control opinion and direct political power. This display of information funneling is extremely troubling and is toxic to our 1st Amendment freedoms.
At issue is whether these Tech Companies are private and operate as “publishers” of content and opinion, the same as a newspaper?
Are these Tech Companies public commons that operate as “utilities”, presenting all information regardless of its content and recipients, the same as an electric utility?
Rep. John Reilly, Oakland Township, has introduced HB 4801. This bill would make it illegal to “censor, ban or shadow-ban”, or use other means to exercise viewpoint discrimination against users on the basis of the person’s political opinions.
Newaygo County Republicans support this measure and strongly confirm that full information must be provided to the public-absent editing and/or opinion of the internet provider.
Resolution adopted by the Newaygo County Republican Party on June 6, 2019
The Trump Administration has implemented a new set of Tariffs which will be levied upon all products and services entering the USA from Mexico. This program will be implemented in a series of step percentages starting at 5% and increasing in 5% increments to 25%. Cash money transfers (remittances) leaving the USA to Mexico may also be addressed.
This action is being initiated by President Trump in response to the organized and well funded caravans of immigrants leaving Central America then crossing Mexican territory to seek "asylum" here in the United States. Hopefully, the Mexican Government will aggressively intervene and curtail this assault on our sovereignty.
It is unfortunate that the Washington swamp dwellers, deep state and the never Trumpers have employed every tool at their disposal to block or delay any attempt to secure our southern border. Court filings and lawsuits, funding blockages with congressional involvement and legislative inaction have forced this tariff dilemma.
Donald Trump took an oath to "protect and defend the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic". Donald Trump, as our president is pursuing this oath of office with total commitment. Any individual swearing this oath must join the fight or be electorally defeated, impeached from the court or jailed if convicted of this treasonous crime. The rest of us, including Newaygo County Republicans, must rise up and get behind President Trump.
Disaster Request Denied
Newaygo County experienced an extremely abnormal and devastating weather event on March 14th, 2019. Heavy rain on snow covered frozen ground resulted in extreme flooding throughout our county.
This immediately caused impassible roadways, damaged parks and wastewater facilities along with flooded homes. Governor Whitmer’s Administration immediately declared our county an emergency disaster.
Newaygo County lost 11 culverts and endured severe damage to 33 roads with a cost of upwards of $300,000!! The Newaygo County Road Commission spent 30% of its non-dedicated budget trying to cope with this weather impact.
With the Disaster Declaration in place our Road Commission turned to the state for help, requesting funds from the Disaster and Emergency fund. That request was DENIED!
After running with an explicit theme- “Fix the Damn Roads”, Governor Whitmer is demonstrating whose and what roads are important to her. Is our rural community insignificant to her political fortunes?
Newaygo County Republicans respectfully urge the Governor to reconsider our Road Commission’s request for emergency dollars to repair our roads.
Disasters are non-partisan as to who suffers and should be non-partisan as to who is helped.
Infanticide Resolution Passed by Newaygo County
Unanimous Support to Reject U.S. Senator’s Votes
Fremont, MI: (Immediate Release) The Newaygo County Republican Executive Committee unanimously rejected the infanticide vote taken in U.S. Senate regarding a bill (S 311) called the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act”.
“Our Michigan Senators Peters and Stabenow each voted for infanticide” said, Diane Schindlbeck, Newaygo County Chair. “The ‘Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act’, voted against by each of Michigan’s two Democrat Senators, merely requires that a baby born alive after a failed abortion be afforded health care similar to any other child born alive at the same gestation age. Democrats who want ‘free health care for all’ somehow cannot provide any health care to an innocent survivor baby."
The Resolution (attached with this release) unanimously approved by the Committee states in part: “Newaygo County Republicans believe that the unborn deserve the protection of law and that killing via abortion is inhumane. But this vote is not about a woman's choice- it affirms infanticide.”
Schindlbeck (White Cloud) was recently elected to a two year term as Chair. She follows Michigan Senator Jon Bumstead (R - District 34). Schindlbeck is also founder of the West Michigan Republicans. Learn more about West Michigan Republicans here http://www.leadersforthepeople.com/. She is also co-founder of the Michigan Trump Republicans (https://m.facebook.com/MichiganTrumpRepublicans/).
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Newaygo County Republicans invite you to learn more about us and our involvement at the local, county and state levels. We like balanced budgets, smaller government, local control, opportunity for all, defending the Constitution, freedom, and our republic form of government. As it was once said, "all politics are local". We believe that. Grassroots! That IS us.
Over many decades, the Newaygo County Republicans has distinguished itself statewide, as a premier Michigan grassroots political organization…...representative government at its best. We are the ultimate growth and opportunity political party. To have the enjoyable experience of a lifetime, including by making a difference in the elections, get involved with us. We look forward to seeing you. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-502-6192. Learn more here http://www.newaygorepublicans.org/
President Trump - Hold Fast and Build the Wall
Of our American government: to establish justice; to ensure domestic tranquility; to provide for the common defense.
All of these directives require a secure border.
Everyday illegal immigrants are crossing our borders. This is a blatant defiance of justice,when one enters our country illegally.
Tranquility is threatened when people enter without having been vetted for disease, criminal history, drug and or weapon possession.
Common defense is totally ineffective when our borders are ignored.
The President of the United States takes an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. President Donald J. Trump has correctly identified these illegal crossing as an imminent threat; securing our borders is a requirement, not an option.
The Newaygo County Republicans urge the President to hold fast, ignore the shutdown, and BUILD THE WALL.
Diane J. Schindlbeck, Chairman
Glen H. Sparks, Vice-Chairman
Newaygo County Republican Party
Now is the Time
For All Good People
Welcome to the Newaygo County Republican Committee in the Great State of Michigan.
We spell Voter with a capital "V". We are a Party of all people: First time Voters, 18-30 year old Voters including Millennial Voters, middle aged Voters, senior citizen Voters, and very senior citizen Voters.
We invite you to learn more about us and our involvement at local, county and state levels. We like balanced budgets, smaller government, local control, opportunity for all, defending the Constitution, freedom, elephants, red white & blue, apple pie and a republic form of government. As it was once said, "all politics are local". We believe that. Grassroots! That IS us.
Over many decades, the Newaygo County Republican Committee has distinguished itself statewide, as a premier grassroots political organization...representative government at its best. We are the ultimate Growth and Opportunity Party. If you like what we like and want the enjoyable experience of a lifetime, including making a difference in the 2014 Mid-Term Elections, the 2016 National Elections, and local elections, get involved with us. We look forward to seeing you.
Watch Here for Upcoming Events
"Follow truth as the only safe guide, and... eschew error, which bewilders us in one false consequence after another."
-- Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1819
The Newaygo County Republican Executive Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at Lakes 23, 1100 Ramshorn Dr, Fremont. Dinner is 5:30pm,followed by the meeting at 6:00pm. Our meetings are open to the public and we would love to have you join us.
**January 7th,2021 cancelled due to Covid / Rescheduled for 6:00 pm Thursday January 21, 2021- County Call to Convention to follow at 7:00 pm **Location is The Stream at 1 State Rd in Downtown Newaygo, MI**
April 7th, 2021
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October 7th, 2021
December 2nd, 2021
Newaygo County Call to Convention
Newaygo County Republicans
Official Call to the Newaygo County Convention. There shall be a meeting of the duly elected Precinct Delegates and the At-Large Delegates to the County Convention at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Lakes 23 in Fremont, MI.* If Covid 19 restrictions affect our meeting we will hold our Convention virtually by response to the email email@example.com.
The purpose of this meeting shall be to elect Delegates and Alternates to the February 6, 2021 State Convention to be held at a location TBD. The purpose of the State Convention is as follows:
• Receiving reports of the election in the fourteen (14) congressional district caucuses of:
o 14 Congressional District Chairs (1 per congressional district) and the other officers;
o 98 members of the Michigan Republican Party State Committee (one of whom shall be the Congressional District Chair) (7 per congressional district);
o 14 Convention Vice Chairs (1 per congressional district);
o 14 Assistant Secretaries (1 per congressional district)
• The election of:
o one (1) State Chair
o one (1) Co-Chair (who, pursuant to Article III A of the Bylaws of the Michigan Republican State Committee, shall be the running mate of the Chair)
o one (1) Coalitions Vice-Chair
o one (1) Outreach Vice-Chair
o one (1) Grassroots Vice- Chair
o one (1) Ethnic Vice-Chair
o one (1) Administrative Vice-Chair
o one (1) Youth-Vice Chair (who, pursuant to Article IV A of the Bylaws of the Michigan Republican State Committee, shall, when elected, not have obtained the age of 25)
• Transacting other such business as may properly come before the State Convention
Precinct delegates and certain at-large delegates given the preference under Rule 8 of the Convention Rules, but who do not attend the County Convention, must notify the chair of the County Executive Committee Glen Sparks or the following designee Secretary, Michelle Kuikstra in writing (the “Notification”) of the person’s intention to become a delegate or alternate delegate to the state convention. The notification can be in any written form, including by letter or email, and must be received by the Chair of the County Executive Committee (or designee) by no later than the start of the County Convention. Failure to provide the notification as provided herein shall mean that the person shall not be given the preference under Rule 8 of the Convention Rules. It is not necessary to send a notification if a person attends the County Convention.
*If the Convention has to go virtual, the list of Delegates and Alternates will be made in order of contact.
Only Precinct Delegates elected at the August 4, 2020 Primary Election, the most recent Republican nominees for County and State Legislative offices, incumbent members of Michigan Legislative offices, the Michigan Congressional Delegation, the Republican National Committeeman and National Committeewoman from Michigan and Michigan Republican Party Officers (see Rule 5B) where such person resides in the county in question will be seated and considered eligible to vote at this convention.
Glen Sparks Chairman Michelle Kuikstra Secretary
Newaygo County Republican Executive Committee Designee
Important Dates for 2021 , Precinct Delegates and Voters
Electoral College Vote Cast
January 6th, 2021
Thursday, January 21st, 2021 7:00pm
Saturday February 6th, 2021
NEWAYGO COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER !!!
We had a Great Lincoln Day Dinner on
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2020 AT 6:00 PM
We had dinner under the tent and everyone was pleased with the dinner as well as our guest speaker John Tillman WITH HIS SPEECH...
THE POLITICAL VISE: HOW AMERICA'S POLITICS IS CRUSHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
There were flags and signs available for our Candidates running for office and bumper stickers and other campaign material.
Hard Working Members
Email any of the committee members listed here, or use the handy contact form. We appreciate your interest!
Who to Contact
Glen Sparks, Chairman
Michelle Kuikstra, Correspondence Secretary
Bob Hayes, Treasurer
For High School and College outreach
Michigan Republican Party Information
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