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July 3, 2012 Mr. Allen AlleyChairmanOregon Republican Party311 B Ave, Suite N (2nd Floor)Lake Oswego, OR 97034Re:
Action by Oregon GOP Executive Committee Dear Chairman Alley: Our firm represents the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee, Inc.(the “Paul Campaign”). It has come to our attention that the Executive Committeeof the Oregon Republican Party (“Oregon GOP”) convened an improper meeting onJune 30, 2012 to allegedly address “business” resulting from the district conventionsheld the previous weekend. It appears that this meeting was convened for the specificpurpose of improperly appointing a new slate of Alternate Delegates for four of thefive congressional districts. The “business” of this improper meeting was to changethe results of elections at the congressional district conventions that the ExecutiveCommittee did not like.The Executive Committee’s
actions are a blatant violation of the rightsof party members who were selected as Alternate Delegates at the district conventionsthrough the democratic and proper parliamentary process.We are aware that certain members of the party leadership in four of the fivecongressional districts attempted to railroad the process by running out the clock whenit became clear that their “approved” delegates had not been elected to serve. In spiteof this egregious behavior by certain party leaders, consistent with proper parliamentaryprocedure, a duly recognized majority of delegates to these district conventionscontinued the process and elected slates of Alternate Delegates. These proceedingswere recorded by both audio and video and there are scores of witnesses. As I am sure you are aware, by operation of well established law, a political partymust act in accordance with its own rules and may not act in an arbitrary manner.