Editor: This is cross-posted from American Resistance 2016!
Related Update: Muslim Brotherhood-dominated groups announce massive voter registration campaign, here.
Update January 6: Excellent comment from Maryland Cathy:
You can carry voter registration forms around with you so that you can get people to fill them out to either register for the first time or to change their party affiliation. They can turn the form in themselves, mail it, or you can turn them in to the election office.
You should tell people that if they don’t hear back from the election office in a reasonable amount of time, that they should call to be sure that the form made it and is being processed.
Sometimes if people sign up at voter registration drives, their forms get lost if they are for the “wrong” party.
I have signed up my chimney sweep, pesticide guy, etc. by having the forms available.
In your travels you are probably meeting people who say, “I’m voting for Trump (Cruz, Carson, or Paul)” and they haven’t voted in recent elections or have never voted in a primary.
Remember we learned in 2012 that if all of the middle class Republicans had bothered to vote, Romney could have won, but discouraged, they stayed home.
Unless you’re deeply involved already and know the rules, everyone reading this should call your county or state board of elections office today and find out what the rules are for your state about voting in the primary.
Some states require registration in a given party (not a registration as an Independent) to allow you to vote in say the Republican primary. It is vital that you be able to help select the Republican nominee if you want a Washington ‘outsider’as the next President.
If you are in a such a state (that doesn’t allow Independents to vote in the primary), even if you are angry at the GOP, there is nothing shameful about registering as a Republican for the primary and then returning to your Independent registration after the 2016 election. Make sure they know that party registration doesn’t matter in the general election in November.
In our right hand side bar [at American Resistance!] we provide a link for primary dates in all 50 states, click here to see those dates.
While you are on the phone with your election board, ask what the deadline is for running against an incumbent and what is required to get on the ballot. No sense yakking about ‘primarying’ someone if the deadline has come and gone.
Also, remember it will take a lot of resources (or a huge volunteer force with time) to unseat someone like Paul Ryan who will have national resources coming to his rescue. So, also consider an independent run for the seat and make him work.
So to wrap-up, when your plumber, your grocery clerk, or your hairdresser tell you they “love Trump” (Carson, Cruz, Paul) and are voting for him, ask them if they are registered to vote in the primary and tell them the dates in your state that they must be registered by in order to do that.
If they say they “love Bush or Rubio,” mislead them! LOL! Just kidding!