(Chuck Muth) – Actor Gene Hackman shared an excellent analogy in the football comedy movie, The Replacements.
He referenced a duck on a pond. Above water everything looks calm and nothing much going on. But under the surface, the duck’s legs are paddling furiously.
Well, for the past few weeks I’ve been a duck on a pond. It might not look like I’m doing much on the surface, but behind the scenes things have been crazy. Here’s an update…
First, our Pigpen Project to clean up Nevada’s voter files is moving forward in a very positive direction.
We’ve established an excellent working relationship with the new Clark County Registrar of Voters and have already successfully moved a voter from the “Active” file to the “Inactive” file because she no longer lives at the address where she’s registered.
Which means one less mail-in ballot will be floating around next year.
We’ve also submitted our first “dead voter” report to the Election Department. Unlike others working on this issue, we’re not going to make any claims in this regard until we’ve completely verified the information.
Did so on this one. Now just waiting to hear back from the Election Department.
Also, we’ve been talks with a new software company that uses AI (artificial intelligence) to ID suspected “bad” registrations that we’ll follow up on.
If their technology does what they say it can, this will take light years off the process of finding “red flag” registrations.
We’re hoping the program will be ready to roll out right after the current legislative session wraps up.
Secondly, former State Assembly candidate Amy Groves has donated an 1,100 square foot office in the Green Valley area for us to use as the Pigpen Project headquarters. It should be ready for us to move into in the next couple of weeks.
Then off to the races!
Thirdly, I’m working with Gov. Joe Lombardo’s political team to greatly expand campaign training programs – for both candidates and activists – in Nevada, including taking the show on the road to Nevada’s rural counties.
What I need most right now are places to hold the workshops in Ely, Elko, Winnemucca, Fallon, Reno, Carson City, Minden, Hawthorne, Tonopah and Pahrump. So if you have any suggestions, please shoot them my way.
And by the way, the office Ms. Groves donated will also be used for a new candidate development program I’m going to launch in the Vegas area for the ’24 election cycle.
I’m REALLY excited about this one.
Instead of just telling candidates what they should do and how in a training workshop, with this new project I’ll actually sit down with the candidates on a regular basis and do it with them, if not for them.
A real game-changer for candidates who qualify and are accepted into the program.
Lastly…and this is the BIGGIE!
We’ve brought former conservative Assemblywoman Annie Black onboard as Citizen Outreach Foundation’s new Executive Vice President.
Annie and I worked extremely closely and extremely well during her successful campaign to unseat then-incumbent AssemblyRINO Chris Edwards in 2020 and during the 2021 legislative session, along with COF board member, Dan Burdish.
So we’re putting the band back together!
As most of you know, she’s a honey-badger. Not afraid of a fight and is a rock-solid conservative with political skills. Couldn’t be happier to be working side-by-side with her again.
Annie will oversee the day-to-day operations for the Pigpen Project, as well as oversee our fundraising programs and any number of other special projects that will inevitably pop up.
Basically, she’ll be doing all the work while I take all the credit! 😊
Expect to see and hear a lot more from her in the coming weeks. And if you’d like to share either congratulations or condolences, you can shoot an email to: email@example.com.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled program…
7 Worst Habits of Highly Unelectable People
- Picking the wrong race
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- Picking the wrong issues
- Picking the wrong time
- Picking the wrong consultants
- Picking unnecessary fights with the media
- Picking door-knocking over fundraising
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
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Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views, and founder of CampaignDoctor.com. You can sign up for his conservative, Nevada-focused e-newsletter at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.