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West Virginia Field Team Rocks 9th Street Live Festival

August 2, 2021

Last Friday, our field team hosted a West Virginians for Transparency Night at 9th Street Live in Huntington, WV. It was a great night filled with meaningful conversations about the state of our country and how we can return the power back to everyday Americans. Field Coordinator, Johnny Babilon, spread our message through local radio …

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West Virginia Field Team Meets With Veterans

July 30, 2021

Last week our Board President Francis Johnson joined our field team and visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, located in Belington, WV. We spoke to a group of twenty to twenty-five veterans about the work that we are doing to help our veterans, active duty service members, and their families throughout the state …

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TBOR Board Member Richard Painter Joins Fox&Friends To Discuss Hunter Bidens Art Show

July 23, 2021

Earlier this morning TBOR board member Dr. Richard Painter joined the hosts of Fox&Friends to discuss Hunter Biden’s upcoming art show and the ethical concerns that arise from the sale of Hunter’s art and how it could be a loophole for buyers to gain influence with the White House.

TBOR’s John Pudner and Board Member Richard Painter Featured On NTV BC-Moscow

July 19, 2021

Over the weekend NTV BC-Moscow interviewed Executive Director John Pudner regarding Hunter Biden and the sale of his artwork and the 911k payments made from the University of Pennsylvania to President Biden over the last few years for a no-show Professors position. TBOR does occasionally get international news coverage and unbeknownst to TBOR staff NTV …

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$68m China>UPenn, $911k UPenn>Biden

July 15, 2021

RealClearPolitics and Newsweek coverage of TBOR’s efforts to disclose potential pay-for-play politics follow the iconic “Follow the Money” line uttered by Hal Holbrook (playing Deep Throat) to Robert Redford (playing reporter Carl Bernstein) in the Watergate movie (All The President’s Men). We now know the money in this story included: $68 million from China to …

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TBOR Cheyenne Kickoff Event Featured in Multiple Wyoming Outlets

July 13, 2021

TBOR’s Wyoming chapter launch in Cheyenne just prior to the 4th of July weekend was a huge success! The event was attended by over 85 people and was highlighted this weekend in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle as well as the Pinedale Roundup, Sublette Examiner, and Gillette News Record. Wyoming continues to be a key state for …

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TBOR Exposes Potential Biden-China Pay-for-play

July 12, 2021

RICHARD W. PAINTER AND JOHN PUDNERON 7/12/21 AT 7:30 AM EDT How can we have a U.S. ambassador to Germany who raised secret money from Saudi Arabia and China while paying candidate Joe Biden over $900,000 as a university professor who never taught classes? What would be the response on Capitol Hill if Presidents Donald Trump, Barack …

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West Virginia Field Team Rocks 9th Street Live Festival

Last Friday, our field team hosted a West Virginians for Transparency Night at 9th Street Live in Huntington, WV. It was a great night filled with meaningful conversations about the state of our country and how we can return the power back to everyday Americans. Field Coordinator, Johnny Babilon, spread our message through local radio …

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West Virginia Field Team Meets With Veterans

Last week our Board President Francis Johnson joined our field team and visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, located in Belington, WV. We spoke to a group of twenty to twenty-five veterans about the work that we are doing to help our veterans, active duty service members, and their families throughout the state …

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TBOR Board Member Richard Painter Joins Fox&Friends To Discuss Hunter Bidens Art Show

Earlier this morning TBOR board member Dr. Richard Painter joined the hosts of Fox&Friends to discuss Hunter Biden’s upcoming art show and the ethical concerns that arise from the sale of Hunter’s art and how it could be a loophole for buyers to gain influence with the White House.

TBOR’s John Pudner and Board Member Richard Painter Featured On NTV BC-Moscow

Over the weekend NTV BC-Moscow interviewed Executive Director John Pudner regarding Hunter Biden and the sale of his artwork and the 911k payments made from the University of Pennsylvania to President Biden over the last few years for a no-show Professors position. TBOR does occasionally get international news coverage and unbeknownst to TBOR staff NTV …

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$68m China>UPenn, $911k UPenn>Biden

RealClearPolitics and Newsweek coverage of TBOR’s efforts to disclose potential pay-for-play politics follow the iconic “Follow the Money” line uttered by Hal Holbrook (playing Deep Throat) to Robert Redford (playing reporter Carl Bernstein) in the Watergate movie (All The President’s Men). We now know the money in this story included: $68 million from China to …

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TBOR Cheyenne Kickoff Event Featured in Multiple Wyoming Outlets

TBOR’s Wyoming chapter launch in Cheyenne just prior to the 4th of July weekend was a huge success! The event was attended by over 85 people and was highlighted this weekend in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle as well as the Pinedale Roundup, Sublette Examiner, and Gillette News Record. Wyoming continues to be a key state for …

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TBOR Exposes Potential Biden-China Pay-for-play

RICHARD W. PAINTER AND JOHN PUDNERON 7/12/21 AT 7:30 AM EDT How can we have a U.S. ambassador to Germany who raised secret money from Saudi Arabia and China while paying candidate Joe Biden over $900,000 as a university professor who never taught classes? What would be the response on Capitol Hill if Presidents Donald Trump, Barack …

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TBOR Board Member Joins Fox&Friends to Discuss Biden Artwork Concerns

Recently TBOR Board member Dr. Richard Painter joined the hosts of Fox&Friends to discuss the potential legal concerns surrounding the sale of Hunter Biden’s artwork. Dr. Painter formerly served as President George W. Bush’s ethics attorney. The Fox&Friends article and interview can be found here.

TBOR Continues Building Momentum in Wyoming

TBOR Executive Director and sister organization TBAF Board Member Perry Hooper met with over 100 Republican leaders this weekend in Wyoming to talk about how an Instant Runoff would help make sure elections in the state were fair.

TBOR Board Member Painter Criticizes Hunter Biden Art Sales in WaPost

The Washington Post quoted TBOR Board Member Dr. Richard Painter criticizing the plan to enrich the Biden family through art sales by Richard Biden. “(Hunter Biden’s plan to sell art) is drawing detractors, including ethics experts as well as art critics who suggest that Hunter Biden’s art would never be priced so high if he …

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TBOR Welcomes Victoria Sorg As New Development Director

Sorg Joins TBOR as Director of Development Victoria Sorg will serve as the first Director of Development for Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), the non-profit educating the public on conservative solutions for political reform. The non-partisan organization advocates to ensure power and influence is returned to “We The People” instead of outside special interests groups.  …

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TBAF team canvasses Wyoming re: Instant Runoff

The Take Back Action team led door-to-door canvassers in Cheyenne and Douglas, WY this week to talk to residents about the potential to bring instant runoffs to the state. “Most of Wyoming is rural so we are inviting people to events, but in places like Cheyenne it is great to go to them to answer …

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WV County Tour stop #5: Kanawha County

For the 5th stop of the WV County tour, Johnny and Noah spent time in Kanawha County at the Capitol Building, located in Charleston, WV. The field team attended the second extraordinary session of the state legislature, as ordered by Governor Justice. Prior to the opening of the session, Johnny and Noah walked through the …

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West Virginia Field Team Speaks at Barbour County Event

WV County Tour stop #4: Barbour County For the 4th stop on the WV County tour, Johnny and Noah visited the city of Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia. While in Belington, the field team walked the main strip and talked with local business leaders about West Virginians for Transparency. They even spoke with the …

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Field Team begins tour of 6 WV Counties in 6 Days

This weekend the West Virginians for Transparency field team is starting a 6 day, 6 county tour in the state. They will be attending and speaking at local GOP meetings, county festivals, picnics, and West Virginia Day celebrations. The tour includes stops in Berkeley County, Marshall County, Nicholas County, Kanawha County, Barbour County, and Putnam …

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Join to Discuss 3 Options for Electing US Presidents

Do you support the system that elected Donald Trump President with a 304-227 Electoral College win in 2016? Do you believe Hillary Clinton’s 4 million vote win in California that gave her a national majority despite losing the other 49 states by a combined 2 million votes have made her the President? Would you prefer …

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TBOR’s Executive Director On Why Wyoming Needs Instant Runoffs

Over the weekend TBOR Executive Director John Pudner wrote an op-ed for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle outlining how the state would benefit from Instant Runoff elections. This op-ed followed Johns testimony to state legislators at the capitol earlier in the week where afterward the Joint Corporations Interim Committee voted 9-5 to advance the Instant Runoff …

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West Virginia Field Team Attends Special Session

This week the TBOR field team was on the ground in Charleston to meet with state delegates during the special session. Below is an update from Field Coordinator Johnny Babilon, for continued updates from the West Virginia field team visit TransparentWV.com After being invited to the special session of the West Virginia Legislature, earlier this …

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TBOR ED Testifies; Joint Wyoming Elections Committee Advances Instant Runoffs 9-5

Monday TBOR’s Executive Director John Pudner testified to the Wyoming Joint Elections Committee in favor of instant runoffs, and hours later the committee advanced the issue 9-5.  The live-streamed meeting and John’s testimony can be viewed below. John’s testimony appears from the 3:03 to the 3:15.30 mark on the video. Also see a picture of …

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Wyoming Chapter Kickoff July 1st

TBOR will be launching its Wyoming state chapter with a kickoff event in Cheyenne, July 1st at the Powder River Art Gallery. The event is free to the public and we’d love to have you stop by anytime between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM MT and meet the Western Field Team and Executive Director John …

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TBOR’S Ashley Sellers Featured On Local CBS Affiliate in Guntersville

Last night TBOR Events Coordinator Ashley Sellers was a guest on the local CBS affiliate in Guntersville to discuss the property tax increase for city residents that failed to pass in a special election on May 11th. An excerpt from Ashley’s interview can be found below. “The biggest thing that I found and the other …

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TBOR’s Ashley Sellers Pens Guest Column in Guntersville Advertiser

On Tuesday, Guntersville officials hoped residents would approve a proposed tax for school construction and other items on the ballot. Unlike the passage of a similar measure in Montgomery last November, Guntersville voters did the right thing. They defeated the tax hike with an impressive 58 percent to 42 percent margin on Tuesday. Others close …

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Field Team attends Reagan Picnic in Martinsburg, WV

On Saturday, Lars Wiechmann (National Field Director), Noah Durham (Central Field Director), and Johnny Babilon (Eastern Field Director) attended a Reagan Picnic at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, WV. They met with many conservative leaders from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan county to discuss the work they are doing in the state for “West Virginians for …

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Wisconsin Statewide TV Covers TBOR Final 5 Push

Take Back Our Republic Made the case for Final 5 voting in this Roanoke Times oped, by recruiting large crowds for a presentation and launch, and for going to the people in a statewide listening tour. However, perhaps no effort made the need for Final 5 more clear than this great segment on statewide TV …

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Action Fund Wins Another Ballot Referendum

As recently as last week officials predicted a proposed tax for school construction and other items in Guntersville would be approved on Tuesday’s ballot by a similar margin to the 62 percent to 38 percentage passage of a similar measure passed in Montgomery in November. However, the Auburn-based Take Back Action Fund, the sister organization …

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TBOR Wisconsin Chapter Launches Final 5 Voting Effort

Last week TBOR Wisconsin coordinators Rich and Lena Eng launched the effort to educate Wisconsin citizens on the Final Five voting method. The launch centered around a zoom conference with over 50 attendees for the meeting. Rich and Lena will continue to build the grassroots effort around the state. You can check out last weeks …

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Roanoke Times Features TBOR Regarding Final 5 on Eve of GOP Convention

Click here for the Roanoke Times Op-Ed which begins: The combination of ranked-choice voting and the VA State GOP convention May 8 may offer a pathway to a “Final 5” election process that revives the giant State Conventions of the 1990s. In the 1990s, three efforts in Virginia turned out 13,000 or more Republican state …

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TBOR Events Coordinator and Exec. Director Meet with LG, Speaker, Senate Majority leader, and Congressman

Take Back Our Republic’s Events Coordinator Ashley Sellers (center left top photo) and Executive Director John Pudner enjoyed a great event hosted by the first Alabamians to host a TBOR event in Alabama’s Capitol City, Jeff, and Deborah Miller. The event gave Sellers and Pudner a chance to talk to Cong. Robert Aderholt (center right …

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GOP Sweeps Jungle Primary; Final 5 Ramifications

Saturday a Texas jungle primary assured Republicans of a Congressional win in a district won narrowly by President Trump (51% to 48%). This result, covered in Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball (see forwarded email below) makes an interesting case study for proponents of moving to a “Final 5” system to elect candidates.  Instant Runoffs. Assuming you never heard …

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TBOR Wraps Up Western States Tour

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner wrapped up 8 days of a Western Tour around the Denver Capitol today. Meetings Monday included government affairs leaders, reform leaders, and TBOR Colorado coordinators. The tour started last week in Salt Lake City, Utah where John was joined by Western Field Director Clark Caras, Donor Liaison Jessica Murphy, and …

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