Ellis Won’t Quit; Continues to Divide California Democratic Party

Kimberly Ellis

Over the email in-box from Kimberly Ellis today:

To Whom It May Concern: Right now, our Federal government is embroiled over questions related to political campaigns and outside influence. A clear conflict has grown between those nestled in power and those who seek truth.

Here in California, our State Democratic Party is faced with similar questions relating to the election of multiple statewide officer races, as well as several regional director races.

Those seeking truth and validity in the outcome of the election are being derided and blamed for a division in the Party. It is a tragedy that some fail to see that the Party has not been unified in a long time. The divide between the rank and file activists of the Party and those with tremendous political power is stark and will likely widen unless there’s a radical change in approach and tone in discussing this difficult and complex issue from the CDP, its representatives and officers, as well as elected officials.

There is no question that this year’s CDP officer elections are not aiding our Party’s reputation. But rather than focusing the negativity on those who are raising legitimate issues, we would be better served to understand why they are being raised and resolve them as quickly as possible. An independent, third party audit would do exactly that.

The decision of what happens next rests in the hands of the six individuals who make up the CRC. We strongly feel that the current composition of the committee cannot render a fair and impartial decision on any of the issues raised in our challenge because of intractable personal conflict of interest.

Of the five individuals who voted in this CDP officer election, 100 percent of them voted for Eric Bauman. Beyond this, one member of the Committee, Garry Shay, has publicly criticized Kimberly Ellis for her challenge of the vote. Another member, Michael Wagaman, served as Chair of the Credentialing Committee – the body responsible for the credentialing process now under scrutiny. Another member, Coby King, served as Parliamentarian over a process that is also in question.

Should the Party hope to move forward with its reputation intact after the conclusion of this process, it must be aware of the conflict that is inherent in the current composition of the CRC; this body, as it stands comprised today, has little to no credibility that it can be fair and impartial with respect to this specific challenge based on personal conflict of interest and reasonably understood bias.
At this point, Ellis keeps hurting the party.  There still remains a lack of any new facts that support her contention she was somehow cheated out of the election.  When there are no facts, attack the character of the people who make the decisions.

TheLiberalOC calls on Kimberly Ellis to concede gracefully.  If she can’t, its time that seat at the table offered to her on election night go to someone interested in uniting the party instead of dividing it.

  11 comments for “Ellis Won’t Quit; Continues to Divide California Democratic Party

  1. David Vasquez
    June 9, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This poor pawn.

    Kimberly is being USED (and ABUSED), by the very people that portend to protect the underserved.

    She is being used like a poor Richmond Black Girl. BY A BUNCH OF FAT WHITE MEN WITH LITTLE OR NO MEANS TO SUPPORT HER FINANCIALLY. She is a victim. Somehow she doesn’t realize this or hopefully she does. Perhaps this is a good stepping stone to the Assembly or County Supervisor.

    Who knows. She along with here rag tag band of $2.00 supporters, just opened the door to moderate Republicans, Conservative Democrats and other nuts to pollute the pool.

    Kimberly is to Democrats what the Tea Party was to Republicans.

    I guess that’s OK if you like Donald Trump!

  2. OCDEM
    June 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I just finished the season one opening episodes of the South OC/North SD drama ANIMAL KINGDOM on TNT.

    It struck me how the lucid family members steal/misaproptiate pshycotropic drugs to help a loved one. They crush them up and carefully measure them into his food. One has to wonder if that practice is in play at Diamonds house. Clearly they love him, more clear is his unstable craziness. Maybe his drop off in defending Kimberly, Josh, Gov. Brown is because he’s been “dosed”.
    Hey whatever keeps the family safe!

  3. Commenting Gnome
    June 11, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Makes you wonder if the Republicans are paying her to divide the Democrats.

  4. Dan Chmielewski
    June 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    An interesting theory. Is Kimberly Ellis accepting dark money to keep her candidacy alive? Hmmm. I need to ponder

  5. David Vasquez
    June 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I am under the impression, that as Kimberly’s chances run thin(er) she is being advised to use her “RACE” and “GENDER” as a defense/tool. One report has her supporters claiming she’s a “Poor Richmond girl” an obvious shot at her ethnicity and socioeconomic background. The idea (apparently) is that she can some how “turn the tables” on the “establishment” Democrats and claim race/economic predjudice.

    Kimberly is LISTENING TO THE WRONG PEOPLE. She has grabbed on to the RADICAL wing of the party. She has all but destroyed herself and SEVERELY DAMAGED our chances in 2018.

    Thanks Kimberly for Ruining a GOOD THING.

  6. Diana Parmeter
    June 20, 2017 at 12:50 am

    The California Dem Party is in deep trouble. Speaking as a delegate that voted in Sacramento last month, i believe an independent audit of the chair election is crucial to restore transparency and show impartiality. Otherwise, the distrust and lack of faith will drive many of the new progressive members out and the party will become weaker.

    • June 20, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Diana — the rigorous process by which someone is eligible to cast a ballot for state party elections is very extensive. The Ellis camp, much like the Bernie Sanders camp, cannot seem to accept the fact they lost. The process has already been transparent. Mr. Bauman has extended his hand to Ms. Ellis and offered a seat at the table. If she’s smart, she’ll place that chair right next to his and wield influence that can unite the party. It’s been a month and the only thing the Ellis camp is doing in dividing the party. The party becomes weaker through her continued insistence she was cheated out of a victory.

      • David Vsquez
        June 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

        ” the only thing the Ellis camp is doing in dividing the party”.

        That’s not entirely true Dan. A byproduct of this whole thing is it has effectively shut “Crazy Greg” and his band of conspiracy theorists off the blogs and in their “super secret” Facebook groups, where the black helicopters and Area 51 nut’s hang out.

        I sense and heard, that Greg has received a pretty clear message, that his credibility with in the ranks of the party have all but been destroyed and his reputation of that of just a dangerous, deranged guy.

        So at least we have Kimberly to thank one thing for, a brief spring respite from “Crazy Greg’s Blogging!

        • June 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm

          Greg was the only member of the DPOC to vote against my resolution calling on Anaheim top fly the gay pride flag as the city promised and for all other cities in OC to fly the pride flag. Was it because I authored it or because he’s a real jerk?

  7. No Name
    June 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Progressives were inside the Party before Ellis arrived. I do not see those members exiting stage right or left. Those that do leave, probably did not come into the party for the right reasons in the first place.

    • Dan Chmielewski
      June 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

      Exactly my point No Name; there are long time Democrats who are progressive and liberal who have been in the party a long time. But for some reason, you have to be new and shiny and its “my way or the highway.”

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