The Ongoing Battle for the Soul of the MN GOP - Proposal to Remove State Party Leadership

Nov 30, 2023

The Republican Party of Minnesota has called a State Central Committee (SCC) meeting on December 9, 2023.  Delegates for SCC received a message this week from an organization affiliated with the Mille Lacs County local party unit - “Rebuild the MN GOP” - with a proposal to remove Chair David Hann, Deputy Chair Donna Bergstrom, and RNC National Committeewoman Barb Sutter, including detailed charges.

Most of the issues concern legitimate questions regarding the MN GOP’s major party status, precarious financial position, and abysmal results that should be answered by the State Party leadership.

See here for the full message:

“...On November 22, 2023, the Chair was personally served with a Statement of Charges explaining why he must be removed, as required in Article XVI, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Republican Party of Minnesota.

The Chair has the duty to respond to those charges. The Delegates have the right to hear his responses and seek any needed clarification about these charges and to then vote on whether he should be removed or deserves to retain his status as Chair.

If the Delegation determines removal is necessary to protect the Party, the Delegates have the RIGHT to select a new Chair.

The Party will not unite until this matter is resolved…”

Charges against Chair Hann

Charges against Deputy Chair Bergstrom

Charges against Committeewoman Sutter

This is the latest in an ongoing battle as grassroots conservative activists across the state have attempted to take back control of the MN GOP.  Note that at the last State Central Meeting, held on August 8, 2023, nearly half of the delegates supported a motion to remove chair David Hann.

The MN GOP also faces accusations of election tampering and altering data to hamstring conservative grassroots candidates not favored by state party leadership.

Alpha News - “Endorsed Minnesota GOP candidates say party is working against them” 

The MN GOP has spent large sums of donation dollars in the past couple years on legal battles - directed at other conservative organizations and local Republican party units.  

See below for just a few more examples across Minnesota:

Otter Tail County:

Star Tribune - “GOP Divide Boils Over in Otter Tail County Dispute”

Action4Liberty - “Corrupt Otter Tail GOP Bans 33 Delegates”

Clay County:

Star Tribune - “Bitter Fight Between Moorhead GOP Factions Lands in Court”

Morrison County:

Minnesota Reformer - “Police Called to County GOP Convention After Right-Wing Activists Raise Ruckus”

Senate District 50:

Indeed, at our own SD50 Convention in March of 2023, which saw long-standing leadership completely ousted, illegal balloting and election tabulation irregularities occurred that could have changed results had they not been discovered, confronted and corrected.

The Republican Party at all levels (including our own local party units) has been infiltrated by establishment RINOs hell-bent on maintaining control and stifling the will of We the People.  The only solution is for conservative patriots to get involved at the local level and take back control of the direction of the party that purports to stand proudly for Constitutional values and principles.

Let us know if you’re willing to help be part of the solution.

We will continue to update you as this story develops.

The New SD50 Republicans

We are proud to stand for the values stated in the preamble to the Republican Party of Minnesota Constitution:
The Republican Party of Minnesota welcomes into its party all Minnesotans who are concerned with the implementation of honest, efficient, responsive government. The party believes in these principles as stated in the Declaration of Independence: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, it is the party committed to equal representation and opportunity for all and preservation of the rights of each individual. It is the purpose of this constitution to ensure that the party provides equal opportunity for full participation in our civic life for all Minnesota residents who believe in these principles regardless of age, race, sex, religion, social or economic status.