Meeting in Moneta today, the Fifth Congressional District Republican Committee voted to sustain an appeal of the results of the Campbell County GOP mass meeting. The appeal was lodged formally by former Campbell County GOP chairman Les Williams. The Fifth District committee narrowly split in its decision granting that the appeal — which alleged four major violations of party rules and parliamentary procedure — by a vote of 17-16 (chairman William Stanley abstaining on all votes).
Subsequent to voting to sustain the appeal, the district committee also voted separately on three issues: (1) It refused to seat those delegates elected at the Campbell County mass meeting at the Fifth District or Republican Party of Virginia state conventions. (2) It recommended to those conventions that all those who properly prefiled by a deadline before the mass meeting be seated. That recommendation is non-binding. (3) It voted to take no action with regard to the election of a unit chairman, other officers, or committee members at the mass meeting, leaving it up to Campbell County Republicans to resolve any issues of that type that emerged from the mass meeting.
More details to come. This story is developing, and the decisions are sure to be a topic of discussion and action at the Fifth District convention next Saturday, May 17, in Farmville, and again at the RPV convention in Roanoke on June 7.
UPDATE, May 13: Here is my post-committee meeting interview with state Senator Bill Stanley, outgoing chairman of the Fifth Congressional District GOP Committee, in which he explains the procedures by which the Campbell County appeal was decided.