In a marathon meeting, lasting 8 hours on December 5th, the State Central Committee voted twice to choose this year’s statewide nominees through a convention rather than a primary. The first vote was 39-35 FOR a convention over a primary, the results of the second vote were 40 to 28, FOR a convention. These votes left no doubt that the committee supported a convention in the Spring to choose our nominees. (The committee hoped to amend the state Republican Party Plan to allow an unassembled convention due to COVID-19.)
The State Central Committee will meet again this Saturday, January 16th. While looking at The Call for this meeting I noticed under new business the following:
B. Motion to Amend the Method of Nomination Adopted at the Dec. 5
Meeting by striking “convention” and inserting in its place “primary”.
Wait, what? This has already been voted on, twice. Why is it being voted on again? Like Chairman everywhere, RPV Chairman Rich Anderson controls the agenda, so why is he permitting yet another vote on this issue? Is he hoping the outcome will be different than the two previous votes? Or is someone else, other than Rich Anderson, controlling the agenda?
Inquiring minds want to know why the State Central Committee is voting yet again on a subject that was decided at their last meeting.