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Derek Black’s Election to the Palm Beach County R.E.C.: SIDNEY DINERSTEIN’S EMAIL RESPONSE

December 5, 2008

I received a (purportedly) personal reply from Sid Dinerstein, Director of the Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee regarding my query about Derek Black, 19 year-old winner of the ’08 election to that committee, and who Mr. Dinerstein publically said he would personally not allow to be “seated” (between you and me – a slight bit of role playing in this letter in order for it to be considered seriously):


[Letter to Palm Beach County GOP Committee submitted at <http://www.gop-pbc.org>%5D

Here’s a general question for Mr. Dinerstein and the rest of the Palm Beach GOP community:

Why do you think you can deny the “seat[ing” of a duly elected member of the Committee you chair?

You don’t believe in representative democracy, is that it?

I’d like an answer, although I doubt I’ll get an answer, I’m a proud Republican and am dismayed by what you, Mr. Dinerstein, are quoted as saying about Mr. Derek Black. Perhaps you know you are on shaky legal ground?

Yours Truly,

xxxxx xxxxxxxx

[EMAIL THREAD]:

Sid Dinerstein <siddinerstein@yahoo.com>     Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:13 AM
Reply-To: siddinerstein@yahoo.com
To: xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com
xxxxxx:

We are on firm ground.
Mr. Black, as well as many other applicants, did not complete the qualifying documents on time. He, and all the others, were not seated across the state.
Thanks for your comments.

Sid

xxxxx <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com>     Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:47 PM
To: siddinerstein@yahoo.com
Well I appreciate your reply sir.

– [xxxxxx]

[Quoted text hidden]

Truth is, belying its title, the Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee (REC) is of limited influence – though it is technically the governing body of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County (a region with a great deal of money and where politics is highly contested between the two-party-opoly).

Derek Black, son of Stormfront.org founder and West Palm Beach resident Don Black, ran and was duly elected to a precinct – which one I wasn’t clear on – but these sorts of committees are not entirely democratic bodies – they are like clubs, in effect, and there is an “application” process as well, according to the County REC’s web site. Now whether this was added as a result of Mr. Black’s election or not I don’t know.

Below is the text from a PDF document on REC “precinct vacancies”:


Vacancies on the Palm Beach County
Republican Executive Committee as of January 11, 2006

The Republican Executive Committee (also known as the REC) is the governing body of the Republican
Party of Palm Beach County.  The REC elects the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer of
the Party. Members of the REC also approve the Party’s constitution; Rules of Procedures; and budget.

The Republican Executive Committee of Palm Beach County is made up of one hundred (100) districts.
Approximately twenty four hundred (2,400) registered Republicans live in each REC District. Members of
the Republican Executive Committee represent the registered Republicans who live in their executive
committee district. They serve as the Party’s liaison to those Republicans in that particular part of the
county.  The REC is the basis for our grassroots efforts and we rely on REC Members to organize and
develop their districts, recruit new volunteers, and work to get out the Republican vote in their districts
during elections.

Below you will find a list of precincts where there are vacancies on the REC.  If there is a vacancy in your
precinct and you are interested in applying to become a member of the REC please go to our website at
http://www.gop-pbc.org and download an application.  Once you have filled out the application please fax
or mail it back to our headquarters along with a copy of you voter registration card.  The deadline
for submitting your application is 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 25, 2006.  Our fax number is (561)
686-1898 and our address is 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 210, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  If
you have any questions please contact Mark Hoch at mhoch@gop-pbc.org or (561) 686-1616.

ALL APPLICANTS FOR THE REC MUST BE A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN IN PALM
BEACH COUNTY

The Following Precincts have vacancies on the REC for a Committeeman:
1060, 1062, 1066, 1068, 1108, 1114, 1124, 1126, 1128, 1132, 1140, 1156, 1164, 1166, 1168, 1182,
1184, 1186, 1188, 1190, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2032, 2034, 2116, 2118, 2120, 2142, 2144, 2146, 2148,
2152, 2154, 2160, 2162, 2164, 2166, 2168, 2174, 2176, 2184, 2186, 2188, 3020, 3024, 3026, 3038,
3040, 3044, 3058, 3060, 3064, 3066, 3067, 3078, 3126, 3128, 3130, 3132, 3134, 3136, 3137, 3138,
3140, 3142, 3146, 3147, 3150, 3152, 4008, 4020, 4022, 4024, 4056, 4058, 4059, 4124, 4126, 4128,
4138, 4140, 4150, 4152, 4156, 4172, 5044, 5048, 5050, 5052, 5054, 5056, 5058, 5060, 5062, 5066,
5068, 5070, 5071, 5072, 5074, 5076, 5080, 5082, 5102, 5103, 5104, 5110, 5112, 5114, 5124, 5130,
5131, 5132, 5138, 5142, 5146, 5150, 5156, 6002, 6004, 6005, 6006, 6008, 6010, 6012, 6014, 6016,
6018, 6020, 6022, 6024, 6026, 6028, 6030, 6032, 6034, 6036, 6038, 6040, 6044, 6046, 6047, 6048,
6049, 6144, 6146, 6148, 6150, 6152, 6154, 6156, 7016, 7022, 7090, 7092, 7094, 7096, 7098, 7100,
7102, 7104, 7106, 7120, 7124, 7126, 7128, 7150, 7152, 7180

The Following Precincts have vacancies on the REC for an Alternate Committeeman:
1014, 1016, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1024, 1026, 1028, 1030, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1036, 1038, 1039, 1040,
1048, 1052, 1054, 1058, 1064, 1078, 1080, 1086, 1088, 1090, 1092, 1096, 1098, 1102, 1104, 1130,
1134, 1136, 1138, 1142, 1144, 1146, 1148, 1154, 1158, 1160, 1162, 1170, 1172, 1174, 1176, 1178,
1180, 1192, 1198, 1200, 1204, 1206, 1208, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2056, 2058, 2060, 2062, 2064, 2066,
2068, 2070, 2072, 2074, 2076, 2078, 2080, 2082, 2084, 2086, 2088, 2090, 2094, 2096, 2098, 2100,
2102, 2104, 2108, 2110, 2122, 2124, 2126, 2128, 2130, 2132, 2136, 2150, 2158, 2170, 2172, 2178,
2180, 2182, 3002, 3004, 3006, 3008, 3010, 3012, 3022, 3028, 3030, 3032, 3042, 3048, 3049, 3056,
3062, 3068, 3070, 3072, 3080, 3084, 3085, 3086, 3087, 3092, 3093, 3094, 3100, 3101, 3102, 3106,
3108, 3116, 3118, 3124, 3148, 3154, 3162, 3164, 4018, 4026, 4028, 4044, 4046, 4048, 4060, 4064,
4066, 4070, 4072, 4074, 4075, 4076, 4078, 4080, 4082, 4084, 4086, 4088, 4090, 4092, 4094, 4095,
4096, 4098, 4100, 4106, 4108, 4110, 4112, 4114, 4116, 4118, 4120, 4122, 4130, 4132, 4134, 4135,
4136, 4144, 4145, 4146, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4168, 4174, 4176, 4178, 4180, 4182, 4184, 4186, 4188,
4194, 5002, 5004, 5006, 5016, 5018, 5020, 5022, 5024, 5026, 5027, 5028, 5029, 5030, 5031, 5032,
5036, 5038, 5040, 5041, 5046, 5090, 5092, 5100, 5116, 5126, 5128, 5134, 5136, 5137, 5140, 5144,
5145, 5148, 5152, 5154, 6050, 6052, 6056, 6058, 6060, 6062, 6064, 6066, 6068, 6070, 6072, 6074,
6076, 6078, 6080, 6081, 6082, 6084, 6086, 6088, 6090, 6092, 6094, 6096, 6098, 6100, 6120, 6124,
6126, 6128, 6130, 6136, 6138, 6142, 6143, 6168, 6170, 6172, 6174, 6186, 6188, 6190, 6192, 6194,
6196, 6198, 6200, 7002, 7004, 7006, 7008, 7010, 7012, 7014, 7018, 7019, 7020, 7021, 7024, 7026,
7028, 7030, 7031, 7032, 7058, 7064, 7070, 7072, 7076, 7078, 7080, 7082, 7084, 7086, 7088, 7108,
7110, 7112, 7114, 7116, 7118, 7132, 7136, 7138, 7140, 7142, 7144, 7146, 7148, 7154, 7156, 7158,
7160, 7170, 7172, 7178

The Following Precincts have vacancies on the REC for a Committeewoman:
1014, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1024, 1026, 1030, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1048, 1052, 1054, 1060, 1062, 1066,
1068, 1074, 1076, 1077, 1084, 1096, 1098, 1104, 1144, 1206, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2020, 2022,
2024, 2026, 2032, 2034, 2046, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2150, 2158, 2170, 2172, 2178, 2180, 2182,
2186, 2188, 3014, 3024, 3026, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3048, 3049, 3050, 3052, 3054, 3056, 3058, 3060,
3062, 3064, 3068, 3070, 3072, 3074, 3076, 3078, 3084, 3085, 3086, 3087, 3088, 3090, 3091, 3092,
3093, 3094, 3096, 3098, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3108, 3116, 3118, 3122, 3124, 3128, 3130, 3140, 3152,
4004, 4010, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4016, 4018, 4044, 4046, 4048, 4050, 4052, 4054, 4144, 4145, 4146,
4148, 4154, 4155, 4170, 4192, 5048, 5054, 5056, 5058, 5066, 5068, 5070, 5071, 5072, 5074, 5076,
5080, 5082, 5102, 5103, 5104, 5110, 5112, 5114, 5128, 5138, 5140, 5142, 5144, 5145, 5146, 5148,
5150, 5152, 5154, 5156, 6044, 6046, 6047, 6048, 6049, 6050, 6052, 6056, 6058, 6064, 6066, 6070,
6072, 6086, 6088, 6090, 6092, 6094, 6096, 6098, 6100, 6104, 6110, 6112, 6114, 6116, 6118, 6136,
6138, 6142, 6143, 6144, 6146, 6148, 6150, 6152, 6154, 6156, 6190, 6192, 6196, 7016, 7090, 7092,
7094, 7096, 7102, 7120, 7124, 7126, 7128, 7132, 7136, 7138, 7140, 7180

The Following Precincts have vacancies on the REC for an Alternate
Committeewoman:
1002, 1003, 1004, 1006, 1008, 1010, 1012, 1018, 1019, 1042, 1044, 1046, 1050, 1056, 1058, 1070,
1072, 1078, 1080, 1082, 1083, 1086, 1088, 1094, 1100, 1102, 1106, 1108, 1110, 1112, 1114, 1116,
1118, 1120, 1122, 1124, 1126, 1128, 1130, 1134, 1136, 1138, 1142, 1146, 1148, 1150, 1152, 1154,
1158, 1160, 1162, 1166, 1168, 1170, 1172, 1174, 1176, 1178, 1180, 1182, 1184, 1186, 1188, 1190,
1192, 1198, 1200, 1202, 1204, 1208, 2028, 2030, 2036, 2038, 2040, 2042, 2052, 2054, 2056, 2058,
2060, 2062, 2064, 2066, 2068, 2070, 2072, 2074, 2076, 2078, 2080, 2082, 2084, 2086, 2088, 2090,
2092, 2098, 2100, 2106, 2112, 2114, 2122, 2124, 2126, 2128, 2130, 2132, 2134, 2136, 2138, 2140,
2142, 2144, 2146, 2148, 2152, 2154, 2156, 2160, 2162, 2164, 2166, 2168, 2174, 2176, 2184, 3002,
3004, 3006, 3008, 3010, 3012, 3016, 3018, 3022, 3028, 3030, 3032, 3066, 3067, 3082, 3110, 3112,
3114, 3120, 3126, 3132, 3134, 3136, 3137, 3138, 3142, 3146, 3147, 3150, 3160, 3168, 3170, 3172,
3184, 4002, 4006, 4008, 4056, 4058, 4059, 4064, 4066, 4072, 4076, 4080, 4082, 4088, 4090, 4092,
4096, 4098, 4100, 4120, 4124, 4126, 4128, 4130, 4132, 4134, 4135, 4140, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4168,
4174, 4176, 4178, 4180, 4182, 4184, 4186, 4188, 4190, 4194, 5002, 5004, 5006, 5008, 5010, 5012,
5014, 5020, 5028, 5029, 5030, 5031, 5034, 5036, 5038, 5040, 5041, 5044, 5046, 5050, 5052, 5060,
5062, 5090, 5092, 5124, 5130, 5131, 5132, 6042, 6054, 6062, 6068, 6074, 6076, 6078, 6080, 6081,
6082, 6084, 6120, 6122, 6124, 6126, 6128, 6130, 6132, 6134, 6140, 6162, 6164, 6166, 6176, 6178,
6180, 6182, 6184, 6186, 6188, 6194, 6200, 7002, 7004, 7006, 7008, 7010, 7012, 7014, 7018, 7019,
7020, 7021, 7022, 7024, 7026, 7028, 7030, 7031, 7032, 7058, 7064, 7070, 7072, 7076, 7078, 7080,
7082, 7084, 7086, 7088, 7134, 7150, 7152

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