Episode 10: How to Win an Election

Sheela is given a new mission in 1984: win the Wasco County election, no matter what it takes. The plan she and her lieutenants put into place sets the state of Oregon into crisis mode, from the local politicians all the way to the governor's office.

Episode Notes & Sources

Episode 10 Transcript

Governor Vic Atiyeh’s Memorandum and Martial Law Declaration (PDF)

September 27, 1984 Memo to Governor Vic Atiyeh regarding the Intergovernment Meeting on the Rajneeshees (PDF)

Source audio comes from various sources:

  • Oregon Historical Society, Rajneeshpuram - News Footage (KKGW, 198_) (link)

  • Oregon Historical Society, Rajneeshpuram - News Footage (KKGW, 1984) (link)

  • Oregon Historical Society, Rajneesh - News Footage (KKGW, 1984) (link)

  • KGW News, Archive 1984: Rajneeshpuram Update (link)

  • Fear is the Master Documentary (link)

  • John Mathis and Krishna Deva Phone Call Recordings (link)


Photos

Rajneesh Times

Rajneesh Times

Rajneesh Times

Rajneesh Times

Rajneesh Times

Rajneesh Times


Music

Powerwalkin’ by Future Joust (closing credits)

All other music by Rusty King