Ottawa County Republican Party chairman David Kroll says that he was pushed out of his position last week, with the local party establishment illegally holding a meeting on Zoom before the regularly scheduled meeting was intended to take place, and booting him from his elected position.
“Last week Thursday was supposed to be our election, but establishment ended up creating up a Zoom meeting that took place an hour before the regularly scheduled meeting, so a few people went there, and we couldn’t have a quorum at the real meeting, and they elected a new chair,” Kroll told Big League Politics.
Kroll, who is still Ottawa GOP chair until the end of the year, is attempting to overturn what he believes is a fraudulent vote, but the state party does not seem particularly interested in assuring electoral integrity.
“So they’re declaring victory, even though they broke the bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order in doing so. I am reaching out to Michigan Republican Party about these rule violations but they’re falling on deaf ears,” he said.
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In audio obtained by Big League Politics, Christian Coalition of Michigan chairman Keith den Hollander and former Ottawa County GOP Chair Adam Tountas – two very well-connected individuals in western Michigan GOP politics – can be heard approaching Kroll and trying to coax him out of running for the chairman post, explaining to Kroll that the big money does not want him in that role.
“The response I got [from the donors] is that they’d like to see someone else in that role,” den Hollander said to Kroll, explaining how there is nothing he can do as Ottawa GOP chair to satisfy the big money paymasters pulling the strings behind the scenes.
“And so, it’s unfortunate, it’s really unfortunate, but there isn’t anything you can do that would change their mind. You can surround yourself with an entirely new organization, but it still wouldn’t matter,” he added.
Den Hollander was put into the role of vice chair during the convention that Kroll believes is unlawful. The new Ottawa GOP chair is slated to be former state senate candidate Rett DeBoer.
After Kroll resisted den Hollander’s appeal to bow out of the Ottawa GOP race, Tountas called Kroll and attempted to offer him a deal to compel his departure.
“The electeds want you out. They want to retire you, and so, what I did was immediately go to work because, you and I go back ten years, we’re friends, I got no problem with you, but I immediately went to work and started putting together what I’ll call a settlement package for you,” Tountas said.
“So, what I’ve proposed is you’re going to get the state committee seat, and…you’re going to get an award for being an outstanding county party chair. I’m going to go into my own pocket and get it for you, and find a plaque or something engraved nice and a bottle of whatever whiskey and liquor you drink, and that’s it,” he said.
Kroll believes he did the right thing by recording the audio because it exposes the corrupt underbelly of Michigan Republican Party politics in which big money calls the shots.
“There’s been fraud going on before. There’s been fixed elections within the party and that is what needs to be exposed,” he explained.
“Republicans should be calling their elected officials and telling them we need fair elections. More people should be calling and demanding transparency. More people should be asking for a new election to take place in Ottawa, and that’s what I am looking into now,” Kroll added.
Big League Politics has reported on the complete and total failure of a Michigan Republican Party that did nothing to prevent voter fraud before the election and is now rushing to certify the dubious vote without so much as performing a legitimate investigation:
Earlier this week, Big League Politics reported on the cowardly Republicans on the state board of canvassers who signed off on a dubious vote even after dozens of conservative whistleblowers have come forth detailing a third-world gangster vote steal operation that occurred in the city of Detroit.
One Republican on the state board of canvassers, Norm Shinkle abstained from the vote, being too weak to actually oppose electoral impropriety. The other Republican on the state board of canvassers, Aaron Van Langevelde, actually voted with the Democrats to certify election results marred with improprieties and abnormalities.
“We have a clear legal duty to certify the results of the election, as shown by the returns that were given to us,” Van Langevelde said. “We cannot and should not go beyond that. As John Adams once said, ‘We are a government of laws, not men.’”
“This board needs to adhere to that principle and do its part to uphold the rule of law here today. This board must uphold the law and comply with our legal duty to certify this election,” he added.
Van Langevelde received a great deal of support from the liberal media. He also received the backing of the House Republican leadership in the state, who will keep him employed in his cushy role with the party for going along with the façade.
“Aaron has been a very valued member of this team and will continue to be next session,” said Republican Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth of Farwell.
Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield of Clarklake praised Van Langevelde’s betrayal as a great example of “America at work.”
“As we have been saying consistently for weeks, the Legislature will uphold the law and respect this result as it works to improve the process for next time,” Chatfield said.
Van Langevelde works as a policy adviser and deputy legal counsel for the Michigan House Republican Policy Office. He was effectively carrying out policy from his GOP establishment masters when he joined Democrats to betray his oath of office earlier this week.
Perhaps the reason why the MIGOP leadership is so weak is that legitimate grassroots leaders are crushed by big money and the hand-picked leaders refuse to do anything that is not directly ordered by the special interests.