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TBOR’s Executive Director On Why Wyoming Needs Instant Runoffs

June 14, 2021

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

June 11, 2021

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

June 7, 2021

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

June 2, 2021

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

May 25, 2021

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

May 19, 2021

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

May 18, 2021

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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Meet TBOR’s Newest Team Member!

Stormie Capps, who served as Administrative Assistant at Catalina Sea Ranch in Los Angeles for “Global Shaker” Phil Cruver and acting COO Maria Smith, now serves in the same role at Take Back Our Republic in Auburn, Alabama. “My true passion is support for teams with great visions,” said Capps, who was originally a Marylander before accepting positions in …

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Executive Director John Pudner featured on the podcast “Toppling the Duopoly”

“In this episode of Toppling the Duopoly, nationally-recognized expert in election reform and host Shawn Griffiths interviews John Pudner, the executive director of the nonpartisan nonprofit Take Back Our Republic. Take Back Our Republic is committed to educating the public on conservative solutions to reform. In the process, it builds nonpartisan coalitions to take on …

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TBOR Coordinator Spotlight: Kentucky Coordinator Wesley Powell

For almost the past 10 years you could say he’s been backup to many of the biggest acts in entertainment and worked on stage with them around the United States and the world. In fact, according to him you can name even some of the most obscure talent in the industry and he’s been there …

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Coordinator Spotlight: North Carolina Coordinator Jacob Argue

Jacob Argue Seattle, Washington (Home) North Carolina Take Back Our Republic Coordinator After graduating high school in the Seattle, Washington area and being given an academic scholarship to attend the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Jacob Argue, being a young man who loved the outdoors, accepted the opportunity and in 2019 graduated from …

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Northeast Regional Coordinator Jim Rubens Discusses National Security Vs. Political Corruption in The Fulcrum

Rubens was a Republican state senator in New Hampshire from 1994 to 1998. He is now on the board of American Promise, which seeks to amend the Constitution to allow tighter controls on money in politics, and New England chairman of the democracy reform group Take Back Our Republic. Pay-to-play crony capitalism is much more profitable than …

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Coordinator Spotlight: Alabama Coordinator Calvin Cullen

Calvin Cullen Clay, Alabama It was while doing research on political policy and advocacy groups when Calvin Cullen of Clay, Alabama came across Take Back Our Republic and found both his political philosophy in life and Take Back’ “I may be a bit more of a populist in things, but I believe our government should …

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Final Day for Electoral College Challenge

Presumably attorneys just submitted case info for a Pennsylvania challenge as required by 9 a.m. ET today by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, just as the Arizona Supreme Court said they would review a challenge there without hearing arguments – all on the final day for challenges based on the Safe Harbour deadline to replace any State’s Electoral College voters. Barring …

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Executive Director Joins Joe Thomas in the Morning

Executive Director John Pudner joined Joe Thomas on his Charlottesville radio show recently to discuss TBOR’s efforts and the Georgia Runoffs. You can click the link below to listen to their conversation. https://omny.fm/shows/joe-thomas-in-the-morning/112520-107wchv-georgiarunoffs-w-takebackorg-jpudne

TBOR President Francis Johnson Joins Fox&Friends

Recently TBOR President Francis Johnson joined the hosts of Fox&Friends to discuss the 5,000 Alabama students that have not shown up for virtual classes since Covid-19 cases began to spike again. Click below to watch Francis’s interview. https://video.foxnews.com/v/6212811516001#sp=show-clips

In This Together A Partner Group To TBOR Explains GA Senate Runoff Elections

From one of our partner organizations In This Together. UNDERSTANDING THE GEORGIA SENATE RACES Georgia, unlike most states, requires their senators receive a majority of votes rather than a simple plurality. This means that the winner must receive more than half of the votes cast in their election in order to win. If no candidate gets …

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TBOR Coordinators Collaborate to Highlight Big Money in Politics in IBTimes Op-Ed

TBOR coordinators Paul Lichstein and Jason Fike collaborated over the weekend on an op-ed for the IBTimes highlighting prop 23 that was on the ballot in California earlier this month and how it’s a prime example of big money affecting politics. You can read their op-ed in its entirety here. KEY POINTS Proposition 23 was asking …

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TBOR ED Discusses Election Fraud and Possible Changes for the Next Election

This week TBOR Executive Director John Pudner discussed election fraud and 4 potential reforms for the next election with Jeff Biggs of KTRH in Houston. To listen to John and Jeff’s discussion click below. Election Fraud: Possible Changes For Next Time

Executive Director Outlines 4 Potential Election Reforms

TV networks broadcast clashes at voting facilities for the first time in 20 years.  In response, most conservatives would likely rally around Election Day standards for mail-in ballots throughout the country, such as allowing observers from each party to witness the matching of voters’ signatures before a ballot is opened and counted — thus providing the …

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Hannity Says He Wishes TBAF President Election Prediction Wrong

Thursday 28 million radio listeners to Sean Hannity’s show tuned in for a show featuring Take Back Action Fund President John Pudner, US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Eric Eggers of the Government Accountability Institute. Click for the show in its entirety. At the 1:02 mark Hannity introduces Pudner and Eggers, and then starts to …

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Executive Director Starts Day On Fox News Radio Tour

Executive Director John Pudner spent the moring on multiple Fox News radio interviews regarding the truth about the vote-counting process and eventual winners. The projection email I sent you Election Day morning (below) and the prediction email from last week proved to be extremely accurate as the count continues to play out. I refuted the media and …

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TBOR Executive Director Crunches Election Day Numbers for the Hill

While we do not endorse candidates, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner crunched the election numbers for the Hill today. In 2016, he predicted Trump’s win by picking 48 of 50 states correctly as well as Clinton’s popular vote win within one point. However, this year he believes Trump will fall short but that the Republican …

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The largest TV station in Alabama’s Capital City interviewed Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson regarding a November 3 ballot initiative.

Take Back Our Republic, and its sister organization Take Back Action Fund, both oppose the measure as stated in the news clip from Johnson, whose family ties in the area predate him serving as President of the Alabama-based organization, with military ancestors including his uncle, a Tuskegee Airman. “I think it was rushed through because …

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Executive Director Interviewed on Sinclair TV Stations

John Pudner, the President of Take Back Action Fund and Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, was interviewed Wednesday on Sinclair TV stations such as WJLA in Washington DC. The story aired the day before the final Presidential Debate. To find the Sinclair TV affiliate in your area, see this list below of more …

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TBOR Board Member Explains Why Redistricting Reform is Good for Virginia Business

Recently TBOR board member Sarah Bonk outlined why redistricting reform is good for Virginia businesses and employees in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. A well-functioning democracy in a healthy political system is in the best interest of both the public and businesses. It can help catalyze the seeding and growth of new businesses and industries. It can …

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TBOR Executive Director Quoted in IBTimes On Day 2 of Barrett Hearings

John Pudner, president of the conservative Take Back Our Republic, said it’s not surprising the Senate Judiciary Committee decided to get the process underway just 22 days ahead of Election Day. “While the Supreme Court closes for Columbus Day, 29 states no longer count Columbus Day as a holiday, and 79% of American students believe …

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Radio interview this morning caps 4-State Western Tour

TBOR initial invite months ago to attend the Vice Presidential Debate at the University of Utah was scuttled by Covid-19 shutting down the audience. However, our ED traveled 800 miles in less than a week leading up to last night’s VP debate, ending with this morning’s interview airing on KNEB throughout Nebraska and two other …

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Executive Director John Pudner Quoted in IBTimes on Impact of Trump’s COVID Diagnosis

This morning TBOR’s John Pudner was quoted in the IBTimes on how President Trumps postive COVID-19 test will affect the coming election. “Our Constitution can handle the crisis of the president contracting COVID-19, but can the citizens handle it?”  “Even if Trump ends up unable to fulfill his presidential duties to his satisfaction, the Constitution …

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TBOR Executive Director Quoted in The Hill Regarding New Presidential Polling

The Hill quoted TBOR’s Executive Director John Pudner, though the interview was conducted before news of the President and First Lady testing positive for COVID, everyone at TBOR wish’s them both a speedy recovery. “It’s concerning,” said John Pudner, a veteran Republican campaign operative who now runs the nonpartisan group Take Back Our Republic. “I think …

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TBOR ED featured in The Western Journal

The last time Take Back Our Republic appeared in the Western Journal, the media outlet’s audience had just passed the Drudge Report and USA Today in Alexa Ratings. We appreciate them running our latest Op-Ed: Confirming a Supreme Court Nominee Is the Democratic Thing To Do – No Matter What. To read the entire piece, …

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Executive Director Quoted in The Daily News

Executive Director John Pudner spoke with the Daily News earlier this week regarding Senator Romney’s support to vote on the new Supreme Court nominee. Pudner was quoted as saying “It’s policy versus personality for him,” To read the rest of John’s quotes and the article in its entirety click here

TBOR ED Discusses Supreme Court and Addition of Justices on Sinclair Network

Earlier this week TBOR’s John Pudner discussed the Supreme Court vacancy and the potential for the addition of more justices on the Sinclair Network. Below you can read an excerpt from the story. John Pudner, the president of the non-profit Take Back Action Fund and former adviser to Romney in 2008 and aide to former …

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Join the 2020 Wolf-PAC Warrior Workshop!

Our friends at Wolf-PAC are hosting a three-day virtual conference this weekend and Take Back Our Republic is going to be part of it! The event will kick off Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 pm ET, and run throughout the weekend.  Get your $10 ticket here Here are some events you won’t want to miss: …

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Executive Director John Pudner Quoted in Politico on Supreme Court Vacancy

Yesterday TBOR Executive Director John Pudner discussed the Supreme Court vacancy in Politico, below is an excerpt from John’s comments. “It helps Republicans for one reason — they were losing,” said John Pudner, a Trump supporter who worked for Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney in 2012 and George W. Bush in 2000 and now leads …

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TBAF President Discusses ActBlue on Fox and Friends

Earlier this morning John Pudner joined Fox and Friends to discuss the untraceable donations made through ActBlue discovered by sister organization Take Back Action Fund’s research.

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner on Fox Montana

TBOR’s John Pudner was a guest of Fox Montana anchor Stella Sun. To watch the interview click below.
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