Here is what we know:
- Several County Chairmen are contemplating cancelling their County Conventions due to the rapidly changing situation caused by the COVID-19.
- At the recommendations received from federal, state and local government officials, we are taking into account the necessary precautions.
- As recommended by both the NCGOP and RNC, we will convene via a virtual or telephonic meeting open to all convention attendees on March 28th, at 12pm. This method of communication will still allow us to ratify the slate of delegates for the District and State Conventions.
- You will continue to receive updates as more information becomes readily available.
WHAT YOU NOW NEED TO KNOW.
In light of the national emergency declared by the President, the request of the Governor to avoid gatherings of 100 people, and guidelines issued by the NCGOP Chair, the 2020 Cumberland County Republican Convention and the Precinct Meetings scheduled for Saturday, March 21st, have been POSTPONED until March 28th, at 12pm telephonic. More details to come!
Nevertheless, the essential business of the Convention will be conducted online on March 28th, 12pm. Please read the following carefully to understand what you now need to know.
****You can still nominate yourself to be a Delegate to your Congressional District and the State Conventions.
Our Plan of Organization permits Republicans registered to vote in the precincts where they reside on January 31, 2020, to become Delegates to the 8th Congressional District Convention and the State Convention.All they have to do is send an email to JackieLeeTaylor41@gmail.com or register on this page prior to 9 a.m. on March 21, 2020, nominating themselves as a Delegate. All eligible Republicans can be elected. So, if you want to be a Delegate, please send that email now. Don’t take for granted that we know that you want to be a Delegate. Instead, send the email.
Mark Robinson candidate for Lt. Governor, Judge Phil Berger candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court, and Congressman Richard Hudson will be calling in to speak to you at Saturday’s telephonic convention!!! Details coming!
OK. We know what you’re thinking. How do we know the Congressional District and State Conventions won’t be cancelled also? You’re right. We don’t know. The Eighth Congressional District Convention is presently scheduled to be a telephonic call MORE DETAILS to come! And the State Convention is scheduled for May 14th to May 17th in Greenville. No one knows what conditions will be like at these times. But, if you want to participate in any of these Conventions, whether they are held when scheduled or later, and whether they are held in person or virtually, you must nominate yourself as a Delegate in accordance with the above instructions.
Needless to say, we will keep our Delegates informed of developments relating to these Conventions.
What if you want to be nominated as a Delegate to the National Convention?
Each Congressional District Convention is authorized to nominate three Delegates, three Alternate Delegates and two Replacement Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte between August 24th and August 27th. In addition, the Convention can elect one Republican to be a member of the Electoral College.
The Eighth District Convention will permit nominations from the floor for these positions.
The State Convention will select a slate of 29 Delegates to the National Convention.
Thanks for your attention to this matter,
At the recommendations received from federal, state and local government officials, we are taking into account the necessary precautions due to the spread of COVID-19. Your health remains the most important factor and appreciate your flexibility due to these unforeseen circumstances. You will continue to receive updates when information becomes available.
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