Republican Voters of Texas PAC continues deceptive electioneering during 2020 Primary Election

This sign, which appeared at the Willis Community Center Early Voting location, is a warning to voters to beware of the Republican Voters of Texas PAC, which the Montgomery County Republican Party condemned as “deceptive” on June 4, 2019.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Montgomery County, February 25 – Despite the Montgomery County Republican Party’s formal condemnation of the group by a resolution at a meeting of County Republican Chairman Wally Wilkerson and the Republican Precinct Chairs, the Republican Voters of Texas PAC has continued its deceptive electioneering practices into the March 3, 2020, Republican Primary Election and the Early Voting currently going forward. This newspaper has confirmed several new deceptive actions by the organization, which the wife of County Chairman candidate Bryan Christ and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley created to try to beat back conservatives who have led the local Republican Party into becoming its strongest ever.

During the first seven days of Early Voting, the Republican Voters of Texas PAC has:

  • Paid poll workers rather than only using volunteers in order to increase the number of people appearing at the polling places for the supposedly “grassroots” organization, which actually is under the control of left-leaning political candidates and Riley, who has one of the most liberal spending and taxation records of any member of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court.
  • Misrepresented to hundreds of voters that the organization represents “Republican voters” and the “Republican Party” neither of which endorse candidates in contested Republican Primary Elections.

On June 4, 2019, Wally Wilkerson, Chairman, and Reagan Reed, Vice Chairman, presided over an enormously unified meeting of the Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) in which the elected Precinct Chairs celebrated the strength of the Grand Old Party (GOP) and the cohesion which the new Party leadership under Reed and the Steering Committee have shown since June, 2018. By a landslide margin of 25 votes in favor to only 15 against, the GOP County Executive Committee condemned the divisive “Republican Voters of Texas PAC,” which Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley and his social party planner created in order to try to defeat conservative candidates.

Despite the formal condemnation by the official Republican Party, the “Republican Voters of Texas PAC,” which some Republican Party leaders, including County Chairman candidate Jon Bouche, have dubbed “the wacko PAC,” the deceptive group has continued to proceed with its plans to deceive voters in the March 3, 2020, Republican Primary Election. Claiming they support “unity” and wish to avoid “divisiveness,” the “Republican Voters” group, many of whom have worked to try to elect democrats as recently as the 2018 General Election, has endorsed candidates and passed out deceptive voter guides to create confusion among voters.

Several Republican Primary Election candidates, who have fallen for the fake group have actually engaged in full interviews and “vetting” by the organization which is little more than a front for pro-government-spending Big Government policies of Riley and his top political lieutenants.

Reed explained, “This group exists to divide and destroy the Republican Party. It is composed of a handful of embittered left leaning establishment Republicans who are upset that conservatives finally have a say in the party. They have decided to leave the party unless they can get back in control.  They are now fraudulently using the Republican Party label even though they are not affiliated with the Republican Party. I am glad to see many candidates have recognized what a joke this group is and have declined to participate in their sham endorsement process.  I will certainly be working against any candidate who accepts their endorsement.”

“This group exists to divide and destroy the Republican Party. It is composed of a handful of embittered left leaning establishment Republicans who are upset that conservatives finally have a say in the party. They have decided to leave the party unless they can get back in control.  They are now fraudulently using the Republican Party label even though they are not affiliated with the Republican Party. I am glad to see many candidates have recognized what a joke this group is and have declined to participate in their sham endorsement process.  I will certainly be working against any candidate who accepts their endorsement.” – – Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed, December 29, 2019.

The MCRP also condemned the divisive behavior of the PAC’s president, Maritza Ghiselle “Ritzy” Fletcher, vice president John Webb, and treasurer Linda Stuckey for “destructive, divisive, deceptive, [and] spiteful activity within the Montgomery County Republican Party.” The Riley-sponsored PAC published a “hit list” of conservative leaders the fake Republican group hopes to defeat and, during the November 2018 General Election, “worked to defeat any and all…Republicans who stand in support of the RPT [Republican Party of Texas] Rules, Texas Election Code and the newly adopted MCRP bylaws.”

With 62.5% of the elected Republican Party Precinct Chairs voting in favor of the resolution to end the terribly divisive behavior of the fake Riley PAC, the Republican Party announced that it “condemns and denounces the…[fake] PAC and demands that they cease and desist their bad faith use of the word ‘Republican’ in the name of their PAC and that they immediately discontinue this type of destructive, divisive, deceptive, spiteful activity…”

In past elections, Wilkerson has personally condemned the “Conservative Voters of Montgomery County,” a political action committee which Riley paid in 2018 to endorse a slate of candidates he favored in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election.

The author of the “Resolution Condemning Deceptive Electioneering by the Republican Voters of Texas PAC” was Henry Daniels, the elected Republican Precinct Chairman of Conroe’s Voting Precinct 40.

During the brief debate on the resolution, one Precinct Chairman stated that he realized that every word of the Resolution was true but he chose to vote against it anyway. In response, another Precinct Chair said, “So you’re going to vote against the truth?”

Precinct 35 GOP Chairman, Steering Committee member, and Republican Party County Chairman candidate Jon Bouche, who is also an elected Board of Directors member of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, explained that Riley and his party planner had formed the fake PAC to oppose the MCRP after the Republican Party of Texas’s State Republican Executive Committee voted unanimously – including Senatorial District 3 Republican Committeewoman Judy Parada – that MCRP had properly adopted Bylaws and followed State Rules and the Texas Election Code. In response, Wilkerson, in bizarre fashion, proclaimed that MCRP is not “a part of the Republican Party of Texas.” Since those turbulent times in 2018, Wilkerson has begun to cooperate in some ways with the unifying leadership of conservative elected Vice Chairman Reagan Reed and his team of elected officers, including Bouche, Treasurer John Hill Wertz, Secretary Rachel Bingham, and others.

Despite the unifying efforts of Reed and his leadership team, Riley and his social planner have continued to oppose the MCRP at every turn.

Precinct 74 Precinct Chair Ginger Russell, who is also the Magnolia Area Chair for the Republican Party and assists and oversees the work of the Magnolia area Precinct Chairs, and who is a renowned expert on public education issues, threw her support behind the Resolution during the debate, after she explained that Riley’s fake PAC seemed “to target conservative Republicans.” Russell, also known as “The Quiet Lady From Magnolia,” for her softspoken demeanor, has spent considerable time with Riley and is actively involved in Republican women’s clubs.

Bouche said, “I was so happy to see the enormous unity the Resolution engendered. The Montgomery County Republican Party is stronger than it has ever been in its history. We were the state leader among Republican County Parties in the November, 2018, General Election. I’m excited about our future.”

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