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October 02, 2023 11:28 AM UTC

Sound The Sad Trombone For Dave Williams Once Again

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  • by: Colorado Pols
Former Sen. Kevin Lundberg, GOP chairman Dave Williams, indicted ex-Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters (R).

As the Colorado Sun’s Jesse Paul reports, members of the Colorado Republican Party Central Committee meeting over the weekend rejected the latest attempt by far-right chairman Dave “Let’s Go Brandon” Williams to purify Republican primaries in Colorado of influence from heretical unaffiliated voters:

The Colorado GOP’s central committee on Saturday decided against opting out of the state’s 2024 primaries to block unaffiliated voters from helping select Republicans’ general election candidates.

The outcome was despite a second attempt in as many months by the Colorado Republican Party’s leadership to adopt complicated parliamentary changes aimed at making it easier to meet the high threshold of support needed to opt out…

The party had until Sunday to make an opt-out decision, so the failed vote Saturday means Republicans won’t have another chance to try to opt out of the 2024 primaries.

Although the GOP Central Committee once again couldn’t deliver for Williams on the question of opting out of the 2024 primary, the legal battle to achieve the same result continues with the lawsuit from the party represented by Trump coup plotter John Eastman seeking to block enforcement of Colorado’s semi-open primary law. That lawsuit faces stiff headwinds, not the least of which being Eastman’s possible disbarment for his role in the January 6th coup plot.

Remember, this is all happening based on the highly dubious theory that unaffiliated voters are holding back “Ultra MAGA” candidates like the losers of the 2022 Republican primaries including Williams personally, and that if the party faithful could nominate crackpots like Ron Hanks, Tina Peters, and Dave Williams without interference from unaffiliated voters they would be more competitive than the “establishment” choices.

At this point, you’ll never convince these people otherwise. It will take yet another thrashing at the polls in November of 2024 to prove that the far-right faction of the party who seized power after 2022 has no better plan for winning back support in Colorado.

Until then, the analogy of rearranging deck chairs on a sinking ship has rarely been more apt.

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5 thoughts on “Sound The Sad Trombone For Dave Williams Once Again

    1. There is something called reciprocal discipline for lawyers which means that if disciplinary action is taken in one jurisdiction, the jurisdictions are notified and usually impose the same sanction as the first jurisdiction imposed. 

    2. I don't think he's admitted in Colorado, but he could be admitted to the U.S. District Court for Colorado, based on his CA bar license.  Not required to be admitted to CO bar to be admitted in the federal court here, but disbarment in CA would lead to disbarment from the USDC-CO

      1. The suit is described by CPR:

        The Colorado Republican Party is suing the state in an attempt to stop unaffiliated voters, the state’s largest voting bloc, from participating in Republican primary elections. 

        The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Denver on Monday, alleges that Proposition 108, which voters approved in 2016, is unconstitutional.

        And the standard, from the Court's website:

        Per the local rules of the court, admission requires the following: An active license in the highest court of a state, federal territory, or District of Columbia; and. Good standing in all courts and jurisdictions wherein admitted.Aug 2, 2021

        Attorney Admission Information | US District Court of Colorado

        US District Court – District of Colorado (.gov)

         

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