Oregon Secretary of State Responds to Tyler Smith’s Letter Insisting Reeves Group is the Correct LPO

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The Secretary of State of the state of Oregon has responded to the letters sent by Tyler Smith on February 19, 2014 and the letter sent by the attorney for the Libertarian Party of Oregon on March 19, 2014. Here is the text of the letter:

SOs 1 002

SOS 2 001

 

Here is a link to the letters and some background on the dispute .

Also, here is the pdf file for this latest letter:

Letter from SOS to Tyler Smith (P0382206xA8AA7)

 

36 thoughts on “Oregon Secretary of State Responds to Tyler Smith’s Letter Insisting Reeves Group is the Correct LPO

  1. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I’m thinking that there might be a possibility that this will be it. It will probably cost them quite a bit of money to appeal, and perhaps their funding has dried up. However the Reeves people have surprised that they’ve been at it this long, and maybe they’re afraid (and rightfully s0) that they need to end in a win, or they’ll get sued for attorney fees..

  2. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    The letter showed up as a graphic at my office, but I see they’re not showing up at home. Are people out there seeing them?

  3. Joe

    I don’t understand; don’t they have a new chair now after their convention?

    Too bad there don’t seem to be any minutes or other records of that massive meeting available.

    At least I don’t see any at:

    http://lporegon.net

    Which has not been updated.

    I wonder if it will still be up after the April 14 deadline?

    Of course this will all be settled by the courts long before then. . . .

    Joe

  4. Bob Tiernan

    Hey Dave Terry — In the event that your guys play tough and hold out, are you gonna chip in some money to help pay the $250 fine?

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    Bob T

  5. Bob Tiernan

    Joe: “Of course this will all be settled by the courts long before then. . . .”

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    Burke will want to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before he accepts anything like a final word, but even in the event of failure at that level, I guess the World Court is next.

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    Bob T

  6. Joe

    I meant this will all be settled in the courts before the SOS deadline for putting Gary’s name on the ballot last August, ooops, I mean the August before last August. Three Augusts before this coming August.

    🙂

  7. paulie

    Speaking of Mr. Hacker here is an oldie but goodie. Some of you will remember of which I speak but some of you will not..

    IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED :
    HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL

    FROM: LOTT DUFFER
    DEAR SIR / MADAM,

    I AM LOTT DUFFER, Cousin of Allen Hacker, AND CURRENTLY SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF Particulate Campaigns. THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU BECA– USE WE HAVE NOT MET NEITHER IN PERSON NOR BY CORRESPONDENCE. I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION, WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO AN ACCOUNT REQUIRING MAXIMUM CONFIDENCE.

    I AM WRITING YOU IN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE PRIMARILY TO SEEK YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ACQUIRING campaign FUNDS THAT ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED on a moon of Jupiter. MY PARTNERS AND I SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING A TRANSACTION BEGUN BY MY Cousin, WHO HAS LONG BEEN ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE EXTRACTION OF Cash IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND BRAVELY SERVED HIS party AS DIRECTOR OF THE Badnarik for Congress Campaign.

    IN THE year 2006, MY Cousin, THEN Campaign Manager for Badnarik, SOUGHT TO Bring Freedom to Planet Earth for Ten Thousand Years. THIS UNSUCCESSFUL VENTURE WAS SOON FOLLOWED BY A FALLING OUT WITH HIS former lover Mike Nelson, WHO went on to single handedly sabotage the Badnarik for Congress Campaign and bring on the ten thousand year reign of the Dark Lord Pizuzu.

    MY Cousin then SECURED THE campaign ASSETS on his secret Jupiter Moon Base. BUT MY Cousin’S FORMER Lover Mike Nelson was given CONTROL OF THE REPUBLIC OF America by the Dark Lord Pizuzu in return for betraying the People of Earth.

    MY FAMILY IS CALLING FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN FUNDING THE REMOVAL OF THE Lord Pizuzu and his vassal Mike Nelson, whom he has made immortal. AS COMPENSATION FOR THE COSTS OF REMOVING them FROM POWER and re-aquiring the campaign funds from the Jupiter Moon Base we will need a good faith deposit of 200 BILLION DOLLARS, BOTH IN THE INITIAL ACQUISITION AND IN LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT.

    WITHOUT THE FUNDS FROM OUR 2006 Campaign for Congress, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE Planet held captive by alien reptiles. THAT IS WHY MY FAMILY AND OUR COLLEAGUES ARE URGENTLY SEEKING YOUR GRACIOUS ASSISTANCE. OUR DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUES IN THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION INCLUDE THE SITTING VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RICHARD CHENEY, WHO IS AN ORIGINAL secret PARTNER IN THE Badnarik for Congress Campaign, AND CONDOLEEZA RICE, WHOSE PROFESSIONAL DEDICATION TO THE VENTURE WAS DEMONSTRATED IN THE NAMING OF A Major Texas University and a Chinese Food Staple AFTER HER.

    I WOULD BESEECH YOU TO TRANSFER A SUM EQUALING TEN TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (10-25 %) OF YOUR YEARLY INCOME TO OUR ACCOUNT TO AID IN THIS IMPORTANT VENTURE. THE Bank of Nigeria WILL FUNCTION AS OUR TRUSTED INTERMEDIARY. I PROPOSE THAT YOU MAKE THIS TRANSFER BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH (15TH) OF THE MONTH OF December.

    I KNOW THAT A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD MAKE ANYONE APPREHENSIVE AND WORRIED. BUT I AM ASSURING YOU THAT ALL WILL BE WELL AT THE END OF THE DAY. A BOLD STEP TAKEN SHALL NOT BE REGRETTED, I ASSURE YOU. PLEASE DO BE INFORMED THAT THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION IS 100% LEGAL. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO CO-OPERATE IN THIS TRANSACTION, PLEASE Put your head in the oven and shut the door tight.

    I PRAY THAT YOU UNDERSTAND OUR PLIGHT. MY FAMILY AND OUR COLLEAGUES WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. PLEASE REPLY IN STRICT CONFIDENCE TO THE CONTACT NUMBERS BELOW.

    SINCERELY WITH WARM REGARDS,

    Lott Duffer

  8. Michael H. Wilson

    This is typical of Burke. He gets people involved in one of his schemes and then steps back out of the way. When the problems arise he has avoided all responsibility and possible fines. This habit of his goes back as far as the mid 1990s.

  9. Wes Wagner

    The $250 fine for failing to file would opening ceremonies on the part of the SoS … you don’t get to just pay a $250 “tax” to refuse to disclose all your campaign finance transactions in perpetuity.

  10. Dave Terry

    Joe: “I don’t understand; don’t they have a new chair now after their convention?”

    Silly boy, Il Duce is Chairman forever. AND he has the blessings of Pope Paulie!

  11. Joe

    >>Silly boy, Il Duce is Chairman forever. <<

    I was referring to the election of a new chair at YOUR convention. Funny how that never even crossed your mind(s), or "agenda" or "business." —

  12. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Dave, I’d be happy to post a write-up of your convention or any of the other writers would. No April Fool’s Day joke–

  13. paulie

    Paulie, that letter is a classic. Superb writing.

    Thank you, although I only wrote the parts that are not in all caps. The rest is straight copy and paste from a parody of a Nigerian scam letter seeking “investors” in the US invasion of Iraq (and possibly a copy and paste of an actual one before that). As I recall it took me less than a minute to write 🙂

  14. Wes Wagner

    Could I charter you to make a similar letter that looks like a legal filing by the Oregon Republican Party’s general counsel?

  15. Wes Wagner

    Nah… no Gary Johnson coins… I don’t deal in counterfeit libertarians.

  16. Joe

    “Video of Reeves’ LP Oregon Group Convention goes viral; highlight of Tonight show” would have made a good headline for today.

  17. Nicholas Sarwark

    All this shows is that the Oregon Secretary of State joins a long list of people and groups who got this issue wrong. Why couldn’t the Secretary of State have followed in the illustrious footsteps of a prior LNC, a convention credentials committee, and the secretary of the LSLA?

    Since I’m in that long list, I guess I’ll just commiserate with the Secretary of State over a pint of Samuel Adams’ new beer.

  18. paulie

    “Video of Reeves’ LP Oregon Group Convention goes viral; highlight of Tonight show” would have made a good headline for today.

    Do it up. I have a different Oregon one I want to do if I don’t get too tired, which I already pretty much am since I got up at 5 am and need to do same tomorrow.

  19. Wes Wagner

    Reeves (Burke) et.al. registered a miscellaneous PAC named “Libertarian Party of Oregon” on 4/11/2014

  20. Electoral Watch

    Too bad Oregon foolishly defeated Top Two.

    Then both groups could be on the ballot; and we wouldn’t be subject to the embarassing scene of “libertarians” fighting each other over who gets to suck the statist teat of subsidized elections.

  21. paulie

    foolishly defeated Top Two

    Contradiction in terms. Defeating top two by definition can never be foolish, while passing it always is.

    Then both groups could be on the ballot;

    And neither would be on the ballot in an actual election that can actually elect anyone.

    and we wouldn’t be subject to the embarassing scene of “libertarians” fighting each other over who gets to suck the statist teat of subsidized elections.

    Because no Libertarians would get to be in the government elections, having been safely eliminated in the qualifying round before any significant percentage of the population pays any attention; and knowing this, most likely not have filed to run even in that.

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