6th District Chooses Convention to Nominate Congressional Candidate

UPDATE: The Convention vote was 19-11 to nominate by plurality, and not majority. That means it will be whoever gets the highest vote total on the first ballot. Thus, a candidate — for Congress, mind you — can theoretically get nominated with a low of 15%-20% of the vote. This is an absolute nightmare. RPV State Central should move to be involved immediately.

According to reports from multiple sources, the Sixth Congressional District Republican Committee has chosen to nominate the replacement for Congressman Bob Goodlatte by convention. According to reports, and much to the chagrin of this author, the decision was unanimous with no discussion. The Convention will be held on May 19, 2018, at James Madison University.

This again illustrates the utter failure of the Sixth Congressional District Republican Committee to listen to the voters of the Sixth District. This decision disenfranchises so many people. Our military, law enforcement, and first responders will not able to participate in this convention. Families will not be able to participate due to childcare. Millenials and college students will not be able to participate due to the high cost of attending a convention. Some college graduations are that weekend. The whole convention is a method to disenfranchise voters and to nominate a far right-wing candidate.

This tone-deaf, self-aggrandizing decision of Chairman Scott Sayre and his merry band of political minions is just par for the course. It shows utter disregard for those who are disenfranchised by conventions and suggests he is interested only in a candidate who will bow to him and his minions in their quest for complete control of the Republican Party of Virginia.

  • mezurak

    Just curious. Did the committee slate their minions the meeting where the selection of the committee members were held?

  • old_redneck

    Republicans disenfranchising people? I’m shocked!!! Shocked, I tell you!!

    Meanwhile, there’s this:

    At least two major companies that publicly announced large bonuses for their employees after the passage of a massive GOP-led tax overhaul — which represented a windfall for wealthy Americans and big corporations — quietly laid off hundreds of workers at the same time.

    Comcast laid off more than 500 sales employees right before Christmas, according to documents reviewed by media outlets including the Philadelphia Enquirer, Philly.com, and the Daily News. The documents were confirmed by at least one former Comcast employee who was not identified in the press.

    AT&T is also in the process of laying off thousands of employees, according to the Communication Workers of America (CWA) union, which represents AT&T workers. CWA filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that some of those layoffs are needless, and that the timing of the terminations — just two weeks before Christmas — represents “an extraordinary act of corporate cruelty.”

    Both telecommunications giants struck a very different tone in the aftermath of the tax bill that was rushed through Congress last month.

    https://thinkprogress.org/companies-gop-tax-bonuses-layoffs-fdf07fdf90d2/

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