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Dec 20, 2001

AMA President Denies Dirty Tricks With Ballot Requests

Responding to our posting of AMA member Clinton Whitehouse's personal experience trying to get a ballot for the ongoing Trustee election sent to him via mail, (see related 12/19/01 post), AMA President Rob Rasor sent this e-mail:

You do both your readers, and the credibility of your publication, a disservice by informing them that no provisions have been made to provide ballots for Life and Associate members in my assistant's absence. This is simply not true.

Ballots will be made available to eligible members during the holidays and you should advise your readers to call our office between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, EST; our receptionist will direct them to the appropriate staff member.

Robert Rasor, President
American Motorcyclist Association
(614) 856 - 1910, Extension 1226

It is ludicrous for Rasor to dispense any judgements regarding credibility, seeing as he was the author of the AMA's pathetic, unsuccessful attempt to disqualify Trustee candidates Kevin Schwantz, Jeff Nash and John Ulrich by applying a new interpretation of the AMA bylaws which had never been used before and which would have disqualified more than half the sitting Trustees. Be that as it may, replies to Rasor as follows:

The post was based on AMA member Clinton Whitehouse's personal experience. Maybe this is similar to the situation in which your VP of Membership mis-informed us by telling us new members (who joined after Sept. 1) could vote (see related post, 9/18/01). In any case, it looks like you need to do a better job of training your employees and ensuring they know what they're talking about when they interact with members.