Police Refuse Evidence & Mysteriously Close Extortion Investigation Against Senator Todd Weiler

The Lehi Police department today announced they would close the extortion investigation into Todd Weiler. Police said they found “no evidence of extortion whatsoever” and would not pursue further investigation. How do you explain the comment they found “no evidence of extortion whatsoever when this audio file was provided to them?

Senator Weiler must really have well-connected friends after all.

The following additional facts were either shared with police, or would have been easily obtained by police:

  • Todd Weiler had multiple lengthy conversations with a close family friend who works for Bateman’s company, trying to scheme and offer money to Bateman’s ex-girlfriend so she would alter her behavior, and bring sexual-harassment allegations against Bateman. Weiler’s close family friend referred to Weiler and his associates as “hungry attorneys”
  • A 30-minute recorded conversation was provided to police evidencing that Weiler told numerous lies over the Rod Arquette’s radio program regarding the extortion attempt.
  • Testimony from the individual Weiler tried to seduce into participating in his scheme that (a) she never asked Weiler for help, (b) was not looking for an attorney, or (c) never even communicated with him, contrary to Senator Weiler’s false public statements.
  • Evidence that showed Bateman didn’t barge into his employee’s home at 2 am to demand her phone, as Weiler falsely asserted.
  • Evidence that showed Bateman was not engaged in an “affair” with his employee as Weiler asserted while publicly slandering him.
  • Evidence that Weiler has been involved in at least one other clear-cut case of extortion, and possibly others (Police refused to receive the evidence).
  • Evidence Todd Weiler had received ethics violations in Davis County.
  • Evidence Todd Weiler had somehow shut down another clear-cut extortion investigation against him.
  • Evidence Todd Weiler has harassed multiple people for political gain.
  • Evidence Todd Weiler created surreptitious social-media profiles to attack political opponents.
Bateman Decides to Go Live With More Damning Evidence Against Weiler Tomorrow Night at 9pm Mountain

“It’s like they were investigating me for a crime instead of Senator Weiler from the minute I walked into the Police station” says Bateman. “Just today a woman came forward and told me that Weiler sexually harassed her during law school, yelling crude references about her physique in a public setting.”

Because the police refused to receive the evidence, Bateman intends to release other evidence he’s obtained through a public Facebook live video tomorrow night at 9:30 pm Mountain Time at facebook.com/davidjonathanbateman. “The police may turn a blind eye because Weiler’s powerful political status, but I don’t think the good people of Utah will do the same.”

Chairman Rob Anderson Lies To GOP & Maligns Dave Bateman, To Distract Attention From Ethics Violations

Only February 14, 2018, in a startling breach of his duties as Chairman of the Utah GOP, Buckshot-Caucus-Member Rob Anderson levied a harsh, public, and brutal attack against Mitt Romney via the Salt Lake Tribune.

Among many scathing remarks Anderson levied against Romney, he compared Romney to Hillary Clinton and stated “I think [Romney’s] keeping out candidates that I think would be a better fit for Utah because, let’s face it, Mitt Romney doesn’t live here, his kids weren’t born here, he doesn’t shop here.” These insults add to the laundry list of violations & infractions of the Party’s Bylaws and Constitution, and showcase Anderson’s apathy toward rule following. Anderson’s statements were broadcast in

While everyone deserves the right to an opinion on a candidate, Party Bylaws apply an ethical obligation to officers to maintain neutrality toward GOP candidates: GOP Bylaw 7.2B states “State Party Officers . . . shall not publicly endorse or oppose any Republican candidate for partisan public office in Utah.”

Equally concerning is Rob Anderson lied to the State Central Committee during the February 24, 2018 special SCC meeting, telling members of the SCC that he never made the reported statements to Tribune reporter Courtney Tanner. Tanner later confirmed she has an audio recording of Anderson’s comments, at which point Anderson stopped making the false claim. Listen to Rob Anderson’s accusations in a State Central Committee meeting accusing Tribune Reporter of fabricating Rob Anderson’s quoted statements.

Rob Anderson Intentionally Misleads Utah Republicans To Distract From Ethics Breach

Throughout the next week, Anderson attracted national
and international headlines
, and they weren’t good. Desperate for a win to change the narrative away from the Romney debacle, Anderson turns to the last person you’d ever expect for help: Dave Bateman, the donor who recently bailed at the GOP who publicly stated that “Rob Anderson fought me at every step” while he was trying to pay off the Party’s debt.

Why did Anderson reach out to Dave Bateman? Perhaps Bateman had been able to negotiate the pay off of the Party’s $400K+ in legal debt, for which Anderson could take credit. That might just change the public discourse away from the scourge of negative press. Much to Anderson’s chagrin, Bateman had not been able to work out a deal with Party attorney Marcus Mumford who held the lion’s share of the Party debt. Bateman writes to Rob Anderson on February 20, 2018 telling him the debt wasn’t yet paid off, but “I hope to get something done with Mumford very soon.

Desperate for a political win, Rob Anderson decides to send a bald-face lie to Utah Republicans just hours after Bateman tells him the debt isn’t paid off. Anderson wrote “When I was elected, the Party’s total debt was well over half a million dollars . . . In just nine short months, I am delighted to report that our current finances are as follows: Legal Debt $0 – no liability to the Party any longer. Notice Anderson takes all the credit for the debt pay off–not a single mention of Bateman.

Anderson attacks Donor Dave Bateman Publicly After He Pays off GOP Debt

On April 3, 2018, after taking full credit the debt pay off, Anderson does a 180 degree turn and publicly attacks donor Dave Bateman, as well as the GOP Constitutional Defense Committee (“CDC”), by insinuating that somehow Bateman had pulled a fast one by “acquiring” vs “retiring” the debt.

First, why would the GOP Chair attack the GOP’s biggest donor after he brokers a pay off of over $400,000 of Party debt? Perhaps a person who wants to bankrupt the Party. Second, the agreement Bateman and Anderson entered into is titled “DEBT PURCHASE AND LITIGATION FUNDING AGREEMENT“.

How could Anderson claim he didn’t know Bateman was acquiring the debt unless he’s completely asleep at the wheel? Bateman agreed to acquire the Party debt and forbear collecting on Party debt as long as Rob Anderson honored his side of the deal. The terms were clear as day. Anderson inked the deal on January 10, 2018.

Now for the real question. Has Rob Anderson honored his agreement with Dave Bateman? Or better, did Rob Anderson ever intend to honor the agreement when he signed it?

It’s Official: Buckshot Caucus Members Are Actively Colluding To Dissolve Most of the State Central Committee

Less than one week ago, KeepUtahFree.org posted an article “GOP Chair Pulling A Fast One To Dissolve the SCC at Convention? . . .” expressing concern that Chairman Anderson, or his fellow Buckshot elites, might try to dissolve the State Central Committee (“SCC”) at the State Convention. Despite being accused of being conspiracy theorists, it turns out our concerns were well founded.

The deadline for submitting Constitution & Bylaw (“C&B”) amendment proposals for the upcoming State Convention was May 22, 2018 @ 5pm. Up until 3pm on May 22, the Chair of the C&B Committee had access to the system where proposals were being submitted. Mysteriously her authorization was revoked just hours before the deadline. Repeated requests were made of the Chair to release all the proposals, but he did not fulfill the requests.

The C&B Committee has to act quickly after the deadline to determine which proposals go to the State Central Committee and which proposals go to the State Delegates, and notify the delegates accordingly so delegates have adequate time to vet the proposals. Why wasn’t the Chair releasing the proposals? What was he trying to hide? The public pressure caused by KeepUtahFree’s article resulted in Anderson exposing the nefarious plan.

View Delegate Amendment Voting Guide, as well as more info about the State Convention here.

Buckshot Caucus Members Make Proposals To Neuter the Utah GOP’s Governing Body

Before releasing proposals to the C&B Committee, Anderson disregarded the procedures outlined in the governing documents and usurped the authority form the C&B Committee by emailing all proposals to the State Delegates himself. In the email, Anderson insists that all proposals be voted on at Convention, which is unreasonable because doing so would take hours, and detract from candidate nominations.

After denying the C&B committee the right to distribute amendment proposals properly, Anderson finally released ALL BUT ONE proposal to the Committee. Among those received, the committee quickly discovered two proposals (one from Karece Thompson & one from Carolina Herrin) that were designed to gut, dilute, and obliterate the State Central Committee as we now know it. Chairman Anderson’s circumvention of the bylaws demonstrate his complicity in the ruse.

Anderson Hides Diane Christensen’s Amendment From The C&B Committee

Buried in the 17 amendment proposals sent by Anderson to the delegates was a third SCC-wrecking amendment that Anderson NEVER FORWARDED TO THE C&B COMMITTEE. It’s suspected Chairman Anderson’s strategy here was to put this 3rd amendment on the Convention agenda by claiming the C&B Committee never made a decision on it. The 3rd amendment proposal was the worst of all and was submitted by Buckshot-Caucus-Member Diane Christensen.

Here’s a summary of the contents of the 3 proposals:

Sneaky Coup Attempt #1: Carolina Herrin Proposal

Carolina Herrin–member of Buckshot Caucus–who recently attended the Buckshot Caucus Suite at the Jazz game in January 20, 2018 where Todd Weiler initiated his attempts to extort GOP Donor Dave Bateman. Ms. Herrin’s proposal immediately and retroactively expels all State Central Committee members having spent more than 10 years on the Committee. This would allow a special SCC meeting to quickly be convened before counties could replace the expelled members, and bylaws could be completely changed by the disproportionately liberal SCC members remaining.

Sneaky Coup Attempt #2: Kerece Thompson Proposal

Karece Thompson was recently recruited by Buckshot Caucus Member Daryl Acumen (formerly Daryl Bradshaw) to the Republican Black Caucus. The Republican Black Caucus lost its SCC auxiliary status because Mr. Acumen never held elections, claiming “we don’t need them. Everyone does whatever they want to do.” Acumen also stated “I don’t give a fu** what the SCC thinks.” Essentially, the group was a Trojan Horse to win Buckshot Caucus an unearned seat on the SCC. One of the members of the predominantly white group was none other than Senator Curt Bramble. Here are the details on Mr. Thompson’s amendment proposal:

  • Allows 2/3 of delegates at Convention to vote to immediately expel 54% of the State Central Committee

  • Allows the Chair to hold a vote at Convention, even though not on the agenda, to remove all 105 at-large delegates from the State Central Committee, changing the composition of the SCC to lean strongly progressive

  • The 105 expelled members can be replaced; however, that process could take months. Immediately after removal of the 105 at-large SCC members, a special meeting could be called by the remaining progressive members wherein the Party bylaws could be completely be gutted and altered without approval from State delegates

  • Neuters the voice, role, and influence of Counties regarding governance over State Party business

  • Creates inequity by requiring that innocent SCC members are booted for the perceived wrongs of other SCC members. It’s fundamentally unfair and is overreaching. It’s like firing the entire Federal government, because the U.S. President is impeached

Even Sneakier Coup Attempt #3: Diane Christensen Proposal

This is the proposal Chairman Anderson hid from the Constitution & Bylaw Committee, and is likely the proposal Buckshot was really trying to sneak into the State Convention. It’s sponsor Diane Christiansen is a member of Buckshot Caucus and a long-time supporter of Buckshot Godfather Curt Bramble. The problems with Ms. Christiansen’s proposal would give any person who cares about the Utah GOP great pause. Here are the details (using the assumption that there are an average of 7 auxiliaries with voting rights):

  • Christensen’s amendment proposal immediately kills 37 of the more conservative State Central Committee positions, leaving approximately 140 members (depending on the number of approved auxiliaries). Most of those lost seats come from Utah’s largest counties (e.g. Salt Lake, Utah, Weber, Davis, Iron, & Washington). This provision would give Salt Lake County with a population 1,029,665 the same voice on the State Central Committee as Daggett County with a population of 1,059. Why in the world would Buckshot advocate for this change? Because they can manipulate the results of Daggett County much easier than Salt Lake County.

  • The proposal allows 20 members to hold a vote outside of a State Central Committee meeting to vote off the 58 remaining at-large State Central Committee members. Yeah, so 14.2% of the SCC can vote unilaterally can oust 41% of the SCC, and the 41% don’t even get to participate in the vote.

  • Historically 61% of SCC Members attend any given meeting. That means out of 140 remaining numbers, 85 members would attend a typical meeting. Christensen’s proposal would require 50% (70 members) to attend a meeting in order for business to be conducted. This means that a rogue chair who wanted to shut down the Party’s ability to conduct a meeting would only have to talk 15 additional people into staying home to prevent business from being conducted. Click here to see how Rob Anderson has already attempted this repeatedly.

  • Prevents a member of the State Central Committee from serving more than 2 terms (except for unelected political leaders of course who can remain endlessly).

Do These Proposals Have The Same Author?

There are resounding similarities in the formatting, structure, and even provisions of the three proposals. Click here to view proposals side by side. Entire paragraphs are identical from one proposal to the other. When challenged in a Facebook forum, Karece originally asserted that his work was original stating “All I can say is I submitted the proposal. Whatever happened to my words or formatting in regards to similarity after the fact is not in my control.”

After being confronted with the mathematical probability (less than 1 in 20 trillion) that his amendment proposal would mysteriously be worded the same as the other SCC-wrecking proposals, coupled with his inability to defend or even explain the mechanics of his proposal, Karece buckled and admitted he in fact did not write the proposal.

All three proposals have obvious ties to buckshot Caucus who has been slowly undermining the Utah GOP for years. The only plunder remaining for Count My Vote / Buckshot Caucus is the State Central Committee. The SCC is the only thing standing in the way of Count My Vote obtaining complete control over Utah politics. They will stop at nothing to destroy the SCC.

Could the State Delegates Really Be Duped Into Destroying the SCC?

A major effort has been underway in the Utah GOP to deceive, confuse, and mislead GOP members and delegates into thinking a small minority of State Central Committee members (the gang of 51) are using guerrilla tactics to seize control of the SCC. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A survey of SCC members was commissioned and taken in January of 2018. 101 members out of 140 members who took the survey are in favor of a single-path Caucus Convention System. As evidence, the following video demonstrates the overwhelming resolve the SCC has to carry out the SB54 lawsuit. This video is taken during a regular SCC meeting on January 27, 2018 where 129 members of the State Central Committee were credentialed. Notice only 3 people vote to drop the lawsuit. Kathleen Anderson, Daryl Acumen, & Dana Goff.

Why The Press Is Pushing The False Narrative of the “Gang of 51”

First, approximately 46 SCC members are required to call a special meeting. Just because 51 members called a meeting, doesn’t mean only 51 support the agenda in the meeting. The media is squarely behind the effort to destroy the caucus-convention system because they have everything to gain from its demise. Consequently, the media has joined up with the small, radical, Buckshot-Caucus contingent to spin the mainstream SCC into appearing radical. The media will make millions of dollars because of all the new primary elections carried out as a result of SB54. Moreover, primary voters are heavily influenced by the media, giving the media a huge say in the outcome of Utah’s elections if SB54 stays in effect. The media is utterly biased and cannot be trusted.

Don’t Believe The Daryl Acumen Nonsense

Daryl Acumen produced a short video where contents were completely taken out of context in an attempt to falsely depict conservatives in a quarrelsome SCC meeting during the January 27, 2018. The video falsely depicted the State Central Committee as being overly aggressive and bullying toward Chairman Anderson. Nothing could be further from the truth. Acumen then email spammed a massive contingent of Utah Republicans to mislead them regarding the “gang of 51”.

Acumen set up two emails kmv@utahgop.org and gangof51@utahgop.org and sent tens of thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands) of emails to Utah Republicans asking them to swarm kmv@utahgop.org and gangof51@utahgop.org inboxes. Here’s the catch: Acumen set these emails up so every time someone emailed these inboxes, it would relay the responses to each conservative member of the SCC that Acumen was targeting, resulting in these individuals being harassed by nearly 1,000 emails each. It massively interfered with their ability to prepare for Caucus night on March 20th. Some even mentioned it interfered with the jobs and livelihoods.

Watch the distorted video from Daryl Acumen painting the “Gang of 51” as extreme.

Now watch what really happened during the January 27, State Central Committee Meeting

The Sargent in Arms Chairman, Jim Phelps, who Anderson asked to remove SCC member Layne Beck from the meeting publicly acknowledged it was Chairman Anderson who was out of order because he failed to acknowledge Layne Beck’s Appeal From The Ruling of The Chair. State Central Committee members are not extreme, but rather are resisting an intransigent Chair who breaks every rule, and deceives at every opportunity. KeepUtahFree.org encourages all delegates to reach out and get to know your county’s State Central Committee members. You probably learned by now that you can’t trust Daryl Acumen or Rob Anderson, so don’t buy into their “gang of 51” nonsense.

Rob Anderson Chooses Buckshot Caucus & Parliamentarian with Ethics Violations To Run State Convention

Carrie Dickson has served as the official parliamentarian for Chairman Rob Anderson. She’s been quoted as telling a prominent Republican leader “Tell me what you want to get done, and I’ll use Robert’s Rules to do it.” She uses her knowledge the rules to create chaos instead of order.

The Ethics Committee of the National Association of Parliamentarians has reprimanded Carrie Dickson 5 times in just the past year for rules violations. She was accused of 39 other violations but some how wiggled out of them by claiming she properly advised Rob Anderson, and he failed to follow her counsel. Either way, Chairman Anderson and Carrie Dickson together have a complete disregard for the rules established to run meetings. This is frightening, given she has been selected as the Parliamentarian to oversee the 2018 State Convention on April 21st.

Ethics Violations of Parliamentarian Carrie Dickson

The following are the findings of the Ethics Committee of the National Association of Parliamentarians regarding Carrie Dickson:

  • Did not act properly, and was reprimanded for allowing violations of the Utah Republican Party Bylaws.
  • Actions were found to violate party Bylaws.
  • Reprimanded by the NAP for misleading State Central Committee members.
  • Reprimanded for violating of the basic tenants of parliamentary procedure on multiple occasions.
  • Violated rights of SCC members by unexpectedly reconvening an SCC during the middle of a recess contrary to the timing determined by the ruling of the SCC. It just so happens that a motion from Daryl Acumen to drop the SB54 lawsuit was made immediately after reconvening early, excluding several SCC members from exercising their right to vote.
Rules Violations of Chairman Rob Anderson, Where He Refused The Direction Provided by the Parliamentarian

In many of the following cases, Carrie Dickson claims to have properly advised Chairman Anderson, and he went rogue and ignored her counsel, by doing the following:

  • Ignored motions on the floor, which he cannot do, as he’s required to be impartial.
  • Made his own motions, which he cannot do.
  • Insisted on an agenda containing a sequence of events that violated Party Bylaws
  • Allowed candidates who missed filing deadlines to participate in elections
  • Promoted the use of voting methodologies not allowed by governing documents
  • Demanded the State Central Committee take certain actions during meetings without any motion being made
  • Attempted to circumvent GOP bylaws to approve auxiliaries so Daryl Acumen and his wife Kathleen Anderson could receive seats on the SCC.
  • Rejected a women’s auxiliary from being recognized by the Party because it was competing with his wife’s auxiliary.
  • Misinterpreted the Constitution & Bylaws to deny the rights of SCC members to hold roll-call votes to ensure the Chair wasn’t improperly declaring voting results of the body.
  • Ignores “Appeals to the Rulings of the Chair”, and even attempted to have an SCC member forcibly and wrongfully removed from a meeting and sent to jail for making a valid motion.
  • Violated a motion from the floor to take an official recess until votes for SCC officers were tallied. During the recess an attempt was made to quickly recommence the meeting, wherein Daryl Acumen (formerly Daryl Bradshaw) brought a motion with members of the body still out of the meeting to drop the SB54 lawsuit, and then quickly adjourn the meeting.
Chairman Anderson uses Carrie Dickson & Robert’s Rules To Defend Gross Misconduct When He Unilaterally Edits Party Bylaws

Following the February 24, 2018 State Central Committee Meeting where the membership forfeiture bylaw was passed by a super majority of the members present, the Chair of the C&B Committee and Secretary Lisa Shepherd signed, certified, and published the new bylaws to the party website. The certified Bylaws were sent to the Lieutenant Governor’s office. Subsequently, Chairman Anderson downloaded the Bylaws, removed the certified signatures from the document, and proceeded to manually alter and modify the document. He removed the membership-forfeiture bylaw from the document, as well making other small formatting changes. Click here and scroll to page 11 to see the changes Rob Anderson unilaterally made to the certified bylaws published to the Party website, with zero authorization from delegates or the State Central Committee.

Anderson then sent the fraudulent and counterfeit version of the Bylaws to the Lieutenant Governor Cox’s Office (also a Buckshot Caucus member), who incredulously accepted them, and ignored the certified Party bylaws he had received earlier. Anderson did all this after his witch hunt into Secretary Shepherd wherein he publicly chastised her for making simple formatting changes to governing documents.”

It’s probably no surprise to you at this point that Carrie Dickson rushed to Rob Anderson’s aid to help him justify this gross overreach. Chairman Anderson sent an email to Utah Republicans on March 13, 2018, claiming the following:

Due to the seriousness of this matter, a thorough legal and parliamentarian review was conducted, as well as multiple consultations with the Utah State Legislature and the Utah Elections Office.

Robert’s Rules of Order (newly revised) clearly states:

RONR Article VIII Vote. 47. Votes that are Null and Void even if Unanimous: “No motion is in order that conflicts with the laws of the nation, or state, or with the assembly’s constitution or by-laws, and if such a motion is adopted, even by a unanimous vote, it is null and void. No rule that conflicts with a rule of a higher order is of any authority.”

Rob Anderson and Carrie Dickson conveniently forgot to mention in their email to Utah Republicans that Roberts Rules of Order only apply when not in conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws, and the governing documents clearly a spell out a process for making bylaw changes. This is not a gray area. Dickson again was being told what to get done, and she attempted to use corrupt Parliamentary procedure to do it.

Besides foolishly asserting a legal conclusion, this statement of illegality appears clearly false, because the referenced law specifies that a party MAY choose their general election candidates as they wish. Moreover, even if it was contrary to the law, it would not be legally binding if it is unconstitutional, which has been the Party’s assertion all along. Even a District Court Judge Nuffer asserted the Party still had a right to remove members after SB54 became law.

Carrie Dickson should no longer serve as the Party’s Parliamentarian, especially during the State Convention.

Chairman Anderson Tries To Put Buckshot Caucus In Charge of the 2018 Convention

Members of the GOP Executive Committee reported that Rob Anderson proposed Buckshot Caucus Member Todd Weiler to run the Rules Committee, and Buckshot Caucus Member Curt Bramble to run the credentialing process for the 2018 Convention. Anderson threatened to cancel convention if the committee didn’t approve both Weiler and Bramble. The Executive Committee compromised and allowed Bramble onto the Credentialing Committee, but they gave Weiler the boot but replaced him with another Buckshot Caucus Member, Clair Ellis, to lead the Rules Committee.

Clearly Anderson has no respect for the Rules and Processes designed to maintain order. A State Convention resolution was submitted by Jacob Hibbard all State Delegates should consider supporting so we can maintain Party order going forward. View Resolution

Click Here To View 18-Page Report On Carrie Dickson Rules Violations

Powerful Utah Senator Attempts to Extort Dave Bateman

Live Video

Dave Bateman has an update with respect to the extortion attempts he’s been subjected to by a member of Buckshot CaucusWatch the video to the right if you haven’t yet seen what’s going on. Dave is being extorted because he took a stand against “Count My Vote”. Over the past couple of months he has stepped forward to help save the Caucus-Convention System and rescue the Utah Republican Party from bankruptcy.

Dave Bateman has finally found the individual responsible for the extortion, and he has gone to the police with the information. Dave has have an audio recording that fully exposes this. Dave Bateman said “I’m shocked to learn it is a powerful Utah State Senator who is one of the key legislators responsible for deceiving our other good and honest legislators into passing SB54.” Dave released the audio file on a Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/davidjonathanbateman

Please listen. You won’t believe your ears when you hear this recording. If you want to help fight back against corruption in Utah government please share the video my Facebook live video, and use the hashtag #stoptheBS (buck shot) when you do. In fact, whenever you post anything political please start using this hash tag. Our elected representatives need to know we are done tolerating their corruption and we’re draining the swamp. Buck Shot Caucus is the epi-center of corruption in Utah politics.