City Democratic Committee to hold reorganizing caucus July 20
7/16/2018, 10:26 a.m.
The Virginia Democratic Party apparently is seeking to limit participation as it begins the process of reorganizing the Richmond City Democratic Committee.
In an announcement Tuesday, the state party stated that the committee would be reorganized and new officers elected at a caucus 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, at a location that has not been determined.
The party is requiring people who want to participate to apply online for membership in the city committee, essentially leaving out anyone without a computer or easy access to the state party website.
Only people who apply by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and are approved by the state party will be allowed to take part in the reorganization of the committee and the subsequent elections.
The state party last month removed the city committee president, James E. “J.J.” Minor III, and other officers and suspended the Richmond committee’s operations after throwing out the results of the January election.
The state party upheld a finding that the election was not properly conducted under party rules.
Mr. Minor has not said whether he will seek the presidency again, although he indicated he was considering it.
Applications for membership in the reorganized committee are available at vademocrats.org on the events page or at vademocrats.org/rcdc, the party stated.
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