This is from a Ron Paul website but it has a lot of information we can learn from. (forgive the Paul links)
The Precinct Conventions that elect the Precinct Chairs are one of the power centers of society. Information about precincts is scarce (perhaps because it is so powerful), that's why I made this post to gather the useful information.
A county is divided into precincts. A precinct is an area that contains a maximum of 2,999 voters, usually with about 1000 voters within an area of several streets. The precincts are called the grassroots of the political parties. Each political party in each precinct is represented by a Precinct Chair (or Chairman/Leader/Executive/Delegate/Officer/etc, the position seems to be called by many names). The Precinct Chairs within a county make up a party Central Committee. Through the Central Committee's powers the Precinct Chairs together are extremely influential in the county, state, and the national party. Political parties are set up like a corporation in each state.
An explanation about why the Precinct Chair/Executive is so powerful, a "power center of society":http://www.networkamerica.org/most_powerful_office.htm
A 10-minute lesson in taking back the Precinct Chair/Executive offices:http://www.networkamerica.org/10minute.htm
See page 8 for a chart of the powers of the Precinct Chairs and Central Committee, some info page 7 onwards:http://peakdems.org/pdf/precinct_chair_handbook.pdf
The strategy for taking back the Precinct Chairs and Central Committee power center of society:http://www.networkamerica.org/action_program_2008.htm
An example for us:http://ronpaul.meetup.com/119/calendar/6910581/
The Precinct Conventions (or caucuses, etc) held on even numbered years (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) are where the Precinct Chairs and other Party office holders and in some cases delegates are elected by voters. In some states the Precinct Conventions are where delegates to the County, State, and National Party Conventions get their start. The delegates that make it to the National Convention are who choose the party's presidential candidate.
If we want to elect liberty people then we need to vote for liberty supporters as delegates (directly or indirectly through candidate slates) and Precinct Chairs in the Precinct Conventions, the County Conventions, and the State Conventions to get them to the National Convention where they can vote for liberty. The result is also our taking back the political party.
Each political party only accounts for 50% of the political power in America though, and the other party accounts for the other 50%. With only 50% of the political power we are still susceptible to the control of the other 50%, so we have to take back both major parties to regain actual control of the country. The parties in power are who control the election systems, third parties don't have any power and so they cannot control the election systems to ensure fairness, so they can't get elected. Like Ron Paul said, the system in this country is biased against democracy. Ideally our goal is to have almost all candidates in all parties running for all offices to be working towards our goals, just like the opposite of the 2008 presidential elections. The goals of the parties have already been so twisted around that the distinction between parties is essentially meaningless.
Other power centers of society are the economic systems, mainstream media, widely believed misconceptions, and the schooling system. Educating people about the truth and discrediting the mainstream media, and helping others free themselves from the controlled economic systems should also be our goals as Precinct Chairs and community leaders.http://www.openfarmtech.org/index.php/Films_Listhttp://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...D881B7AC8EE404
YouTube - John Taylor Gatto - 01 The Elite Private Boarding Schools
YouTube - John Taylor Gatto - On education
History of the Purposeful Degradation of Schools in the U.S
Brian Springer - Spin
Behind The Big News: Propaganda and the CFR
Money As Debt
The Money Masters - How International Bankers Gained Control of America
YouTube - The Council on Foreign Relations and the 2008 Election
So your immediate goals should be:
1. Get as many precincts with liberty Republican Precinct Chairs and liberty Delegates as possible. (Become a liberty Precinct Captain, find out more about your Precinct Conventions and how to become a Precinct Chair, canvass your precinct, organize with other Precinct Captains, find other people to be Precinct Chairs or liberty Delegates in other precincts, educate people on the Precinct Chair office and Central Committee, take back the Republican Central Committees)
2. Get as many liberty voters as possible. (print media ads, canvassing, get physical information into people's hands such as fliers/newspaper ads)
3. Get the liberty voters to the polls and Precinct Conventions. (phone calls, cars, buses, whatever it takes)
4. Get as many precincts with Democrat freedom movement Precinct Chairs as possible. Take back the Democrat Central Committees.
5. Take control of the Party Central Committees and elect liberty Delegates, endorse freedom movement people for local offices, and ensure fair elections.
Much of the information is thanks to this wonderful site: http://www.NetworkAmerica.org
Some info about precincts:http://www.oaklandgop.net/precinctdelegate.asphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precinct
Some info about party levels:http://www.mcrp.org/PermanentPolitical.htmlhttp://www.kanegop.org/kcrcc.htmlhttp://www.wsoctv.com/news/14800435/detail.htmlhttps://www.netsafa.navy.mil/ipg/Political_Process.htmhttp://enr2.clarityelections.com/Def...?c=lake&eid=20
Info about the Party structure and Precinct Conventions:http://www.texasgop.org/site/PageSer...name=RPTBasics
How to handle the Precinct Conventions and delegates:http://www.texasgop.org/site/News2?p...rticle&id=5742http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=1708http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=27066
Info about Precinct and County Chair positions:http://www.traviscountydemocrats.org
Strategy of the Revolution, recruiting and spreading from precinct to county control:http://freedomguide.blogspot.com/200...n-victory.html
Previous party take overs:http://www.theocracywatch.org/taking_over.htm
Study the strategy of the Art of War:http://www.sonshi.com/learn.htmlhttp://www.chinapage.com/sunzi-e.html
Info about county government. The Central Committees of the Parties helps elect county officials that control vast amounts of power over your life:http://www.mncounties.org/Publicatio...cture%2002.pdfhttp://www.mncounties.org/Publicatio...iesforKIDS.pdfhttp://www.clintoncountyiowa.com/STRUCTUREONECOLOR.PDFhttp://www.guidetogov.org/ca/state/overview/county.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politic..._United_States
Major party Executive Committees may be able to use the endorsement power for third party candidates:http://www.geocities.com/stoutdem/partydiscipline.html
I'll try to update, expand, and correct this with more information when available.
Control of the precincts and county parties with secret funding from bankers is what "Col." Edward Mandel House wrote about in his book of fiction "Philip Dru: Administrator" published in 1911. In 1912 House helped Woodrow Wilson get elected.
There are about 3,140 counties in the US, an average of 62 per state. There are an average of 12 precincts per county. So there are about 37,200 precincts in the US per political party. So it would seem that both major parties, and thus virtually the entire government apparatus of the US, are controlled by only about 74,400 people. Add some friends for each precinct and about 223,200 people could take complete control if they were well organized. And it could only take a majority of that number, since it seems only 51% are needed to control in the democratic elections of the precinct-county level. It may be that many positions are empty, and could be taken with just one vote.