Ottawa Grassroots Defense Fund

Campaign Created by: Joel Studebaker

The funds from this campaign will be received by Joel Studebaker.

Goal: USD $25,000
Raised: USD $ 20,582

Ottawa Grassroots Defense Fund

On December 1, 2022 the Ottawa County Republican Party held its county convention to elect a new Executive Committee. The Ottawa County grassroots precinct delegates voted for 24 new Executive Committee members with an overwhelming supermajority vote. Nearly two weeks later on December 14, 2022, three individuals sued the Ottawa County Executive Committee.

Instead of consulting with the new Executive Committee, the current Interim-Chair of the Ottawa County Executive Committee retained a lawyer and then proceeded to enter into an agreement with the three plaintiffs to invalidate and remove the newly-elected Executive Committee, and nullify the supermajority vote of the precinct delegates. This agreement was reached without notice nor due process!

To overturn this fraudulent usurping of power we must immediately fight back, and we need your IMMEDIATE help to do it!

We need to raise $25,000 before December 30th as we consider all of the legal options before us. We are asking anyone who wishes to join us in this fight to contribute to this defense fund. The newly elected Executive Committee, and the delegates who elected them, must not be disenfranchised without legal recourse.


Lawsuit Status Update
December 28, 2022
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support. We filed a motion to dismiss the original injunction as well as a countersuit to ensure a peaceful transition which technically should be final on January 1. We have a hearing on January 3 so the timing is as good as can be expected given the holidays. 

Thank you again for your support. We appreciate your help. God-willing we will put this behind us and be able to march forward lawfully.

Be Blessed!



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