On a standing vote today in Harrisonburg the contest filed by Andy Robbins to remove former Delegate Mark Berg as Chairman of the Frederick County Republican Committee was denied.
Robbins’ asserted that the mass meeting that elected Berg was invalid on numerous grounds, including that Berg was not qualified, that the meeting venue was improperly moved, and that the meeting failed to properly elect members of the Frederick County Republican Committee.
These issues were not resolved, though. Instead, the State Central Committee determined that because the contest did not originate at the Frederick County Republican Committee as required by the Party’s rules, it was not properly before the body.
One can only guess why John Whitbeck and Jo Thoburn decided to take the appeal directly to SCC. This means Mark Berg will remain as Chairman of Frederick County Republicans and the other delegates who they tried to boot will remain as unit members.