[EDITORIAL NOTE: This post originally described Del. Berg as having been “removed” from his RPV committee memberships. That was inaccurate. Removal proceedings are separate and distinct from the operation of the provision of the RPV’s rules that deems a member of an official committee to have resigned if that member supports, or allows his name to be used in support of, a candidate in opposition to a Republican nominee. We regret the error. TBE will be publishing a guest post from RPV Chairman John Whitbeck that will provide additional perspective on this situation.]
Roll was called tonight at the 10th District GOP Committee meeting, and it omitted the name of committee member Del. Mark Berg.
Del. Berg asked why his name wasn’t called. 10th District Chairman Jo Thoburn responded that RPV Chairman John Whitbeck had deemed that Del. Berg had resigned from the State Central Committee because he supposedly “allowed” his name to be used in a write-in effort against his successor, Chris Collins, in last week’s election. More on that write-in effort here. To replace Berg, the 10th District Committee elected Clarke County Republican Chairman Andrew Nicholson by acclamation.
Berg has insisted to everyone who has asked that he was not behind the write-in effort, and did not allow his name to be used. He was given no chance [during the meeting] to explain that. Berg has said he will appeal the ruling of the General Counsel issued earlier today:
We’ll cover Del. Berg’s appeal as it happens.