RPV’s State Central to Meet March 12
The official Call was sent to Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee members Friday for a Zoom meeting to be held March 12, 2021, to decide how to proceed with the 2021 State Convention.
At the last SCC meeting a convention was upheld and voted to be held at Liberty University’s parking lot. However, that all fell through and now it appears to be down to an unassembled convention, or SCC picking the GOP nominees which would be highly unusual.
Here is the Call….
Official Call of the State Central Committee
Issued March 5, 2021
I, Richard L. Anderson, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, do hereby call for a Special Meeting of the State Central Committee on Friday, March 12, at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be held via Zoom.
After registering, members will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This email will have a link unique to each member that should not be shared. The email will indicate a start time of 6:30 pm. The meeting will not officially begin until 7:00 pm, but it will open early so that members may be sure to connect in advance, so the meeting can begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
The meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGOP/
The agenda shall be as follows:
1. Call to Order
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Reading of the Republican Creed
5. Appointment of a Proxy Committee
6. Roll Call
7. Report of the Proxy Committee
8. New Business
Consideration of Party Plan Amendments.
(See the following pages for notice of Party Plan Amendments)
Notice is given for the following Party Plan Amendments, which may be considered at the meeting.
Amendment to Article XI.
In Article XI, strike out “by three-fourths of its members present” and insert in its place “by a three-fourths vote”
Amendments to Article XII.
Proposed by Chairman Anderson
In Article XII, strike out paragraph 3 and insert in its place the following:
“3. An RPV State Convention to nominate candidates for statewide office shall use the
following alternative method, which temporarily takes precedence over contrary
provisions in other Articles of the State Party Plan:
a. The State Central Committee shall act on the reports of each State Convention Committee on behalf of the Convention.
b. Neither the number of delegates nor the fraction of a delegate vote assigned to a delegate may be limited.
c. Units must accept delegate filings made on the form issued by the RPV Chairman.
d. Certified delegates from each unit must cast their ballots at polling locations designated by their unit committee. Multiple unit committees may designate the same polling location. If any unit committee fails to designate a polling location by the deadline for certifying delegates, the parent district committee may designate a polling location for delegates from that unit.
e. The RPV State Convention may not consider any amendments to the RPV State Party Plan.”
Proposed by Kristi Way
In Article XII, insert at the end the following new subparagraphs:
? “It shall not be in order for a State Convention to consider amendments to the PartyPlan.
? “A delegation to a State Convention may not have more than ten (10) delegates and ten (10) alternates per delegate vote. No delegate may have less than 0.10 votes.
? “The State Central Committee may adopt a binding convention rule allowing for remote voting whereby one or more units may designate a polling location at which certified delegates from those units may cast a ballot during the convention.”
Proposed by Mike Ginsberg
In Article XII, insert at the end the following new paragraph:
“4. A State Convention to nominate candidates for statewide offices held under Article VIII shall be subject to the following additional provisions, which temporarily take precedence over contrary provisions in other Articles of the State Party Plan:
? It shall not be in order to consider amendments to the Party Plan.
? Neither a delegation’s number of delegates nor the fraction of a delegate vote assigned to a delegate may be limited.
? The Official Committee may set a uniform filing form for delegates applicable to all Units.
? Certified delegates shall cast their ballots for nominees at remote polling locations within or adjacent to the area represented by the Official Committee.
Congressional Districts shall have the following number of remote polling locations:
? 1st District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 3 locations
? 2nd District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 2 locations
? 3rd District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 2 locations
? 4th District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 3 locations
? 5th District: no fewer than 4 and no more than 6 locations
? 6th District: no fewer than 3 and no more than 5 locations
? 7th District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 3 locations
? 8th District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 1 location
? 9th District: no fewer than 4 and no more than 6 locations
? 10th District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 2 locations
? 11st District: no fewer than 1 and no more than 1 location
Each District Committee shall determine the sites of the remote polling locations in its Congressional District and the RPV Executive Committee shall approve them. Shared locations between congressional districts will count towards the total number of remote locations allowable in each congressional district. Voters in units located in more than one Congressional District shall vote at a polling location of the District in which the majority of the unit resides.”