Jim Womack is at it again. He’s asked some tough questions of the plotters seeking to oust party chairman Hasan Harnett.
Now, the Lee County Republican — an Army veteran, former county commissioner, and current NCGOP executive committee and resolutions committtee member — senses there is something really rotten in
In reviewing the Rules Committee report for our upcoming NCGOP Convention tonight, I couldn’t help but notice what I think is a major change in rules on voting our resolutions and a VIOLATION of our State Plan of Organization:
“Rule 10 H. A resolution shall require a two-thirds vote of the Delegates in the affirmative in order to pass.”
Now, I recall from past conventions that a simple majority was all that was needed to pass a resolution. Plus, our Plan of Organization makes no mention of having a super majority of votes to do anything except to amend the plan of organization, to consider resolutions not presented until the day of the convention, to suspend convention rules, to address matters for which proper notice had not been given, to take on debt, to declare someone ineligible to hold office, or to remove someone from office.
I can only surmise that this new rule is being cleverly inserted to prevent resolutions that are unpopular with certain party elites from passing. Goodness knows the party elites were not happy last year with the passage of a few conservative resolutions that passed muster with the GOP rank and file- even though the resolutions were seriously delayed through cheap parliamentary tricks until well after the convention.
Please join me in asking the NCGOP leadership to leave the voting requirement at a simple majority for resolutions that were reported out of the Resolutions Committee. To do otherwise is a slap in the face of our faithful conference attendees.
Resolutions Committee Member from District 2