You’re an excellent communicator. You have all your facts straight. You research every topic before you feel comfortable taking a side. You know that truth always prevails when one applies logic. You are tech savy. You know the ins-and-outs of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and blogging; you make meaningful comments on every cutting edge political, economic and social website. People respect your opinion. Now you talk to them. You talk to your colleagues at work; your family during the holidays; perhaps the store clerk at checkout. Slowly, and with a lot of time and effort, you have been winning votes over to the side of Liberty. Maybe as much as two to three a day. No?! You are better than that? Let’s say you employ 4 hours a day and are able to convert twenty-five people a day. My, you ARE a champion for liberty, aren’t you!
Now what if I told you of a way to convert a few thousand votes every month at the personal cost of only two hours of your time, max? Interested? With a little extra work, you might be able to influence tens of thousands of votes. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Look at the green sidebar of this webpage. See the “South Carolina Precinct Data” page? Click on it and look at your County population and the number of precincts in that County. Let’s take Greenville as an example. Greenville County, South Carolina has 144 precincts divided among 438,119 citizens, according to our chart. If we assume for the sake of argument that the population is roughly divided among the precincts, we can assume that each precinct contains, very roughly, 3000 citizens. Now Greenville is a big county for South Carolina. But even if one were to apply this formula to smaller counties, we find at least 600 voters in each precinct. Though there are smaller numbers in the smaller counties, there may be an extra, hidden surprise in these smaller counties that make them “extra special.”
But first, back to Greenville. Let’s say you live in this county and would like to find out what precinct you are in. Go back to the green side bar and select the “Find Your Precinct by State” page. Select “South Carolina Voters” and enter the required information (these links are provided and maintained by each States’ election board). You now know your precinct (and other pertinent information). You can learn more about your particular precinct, such as the zip-code that applies to it, by additionally exploring the “Precincts by Zip-code” link, also within the “South Carolina Precinct Data” page. Now, call your County Chairman for your party and ask if your precinct is unorganized. If not, tell them you have been considering joining the party, and getting involved locally, and you would like to represent your precinct as an executive committeeman. In South Carolina, this is all you may have to do. In other States, there may be a few additional steps. Congratulations! You now literally vote for 600 to 3000 people when you show up to your party’s monthly meetings. You don’t need to convince them to sign up for your blog or ask them to ‘friend’ you on Facebook!
There is the other possibility, of course, that your precinct is already organized. As discussed in an earlier post, regularly scheduled reorganizations occur every two years in most States. At the time of writing this post, we are a full year away from South Carolina’s next reorganization. That’s actually good, because you’ll need some time to prepare. Contact us through this website to get some guidance on what to do next. In some cases, we may be able to get you installed sooner. In other cases, not.
Earlier, we mentioned some “hidden gold” in some of the smaller counties. Let’s talk about that now. Did you know that not every county has an operating party established? If you are motivated to find one or two other like minded individuals, you could create your own county party and now control all votes within the county. At the very least, your County deserves to be represented!
Additionally, every County gets to send at least one delegate to the State convention. Therein lies the gold! Candidates for State delegate from larger Counties have to duke it out to be selected or win an election of their peers to be a State delegate. You would only have to select the best choice among three friends that you have personally hand picked. The State delegate represents tens of thousands of voters at the State level. How many hours of your time would have been required to affect that many votes doing it the ‘old way?’ Now, for those that live in bigger Counties, you can still compete among your peers to be selected for State delegate. But even if unsuccessful, you could still locate friends and like minded individuals within unorganized precincts within your County, and tell them about this strategy. Now, instead of controlling only 3000 votes, you are multiplying your influence with each recruitment. If you are good and can install only five more executive committeemen, you now have influence over 15,000 voters. Become a good recruiter, and even the ‘other side’ will begin to be influenced.
The goal of the Liberty Tree Precinct Project is to help you succeed. We want to assist you in any way possible. So if you have questions, or concerns, or need help, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by filling out the form under the “I Want to Advance Liberty!” page. We can also discuss things by email at the address located on the sidebar or in the “About Us” page. Additionally, you can ask questions via the comments forum. Don’t forget to follow our progress by signing up on the “follow” tab.
What kind of Champion for Liberty can you become?