That’s the Virginia process.
I’ve done a couple of conventions. They are fun. We tried to nominate Bob Marshall for Senate against Jim Gilmore, but lost by a small amount — in raw numbers, Marshall had more people at the convention, but it was because Prince William County had a large contingent supporting him, so our votes didn’t count for much.
We also had the upstart Jeff Frederick trying to win the RPV chair, and he did win that seat, only to get run out of office the following year.
Ok. waking up now, the CT has nothing to do with the state-of Conn., unlike with EDINVA.
When you elaborated on Ed’s description of paying the $25 to just be a delegate, and stuff about being deemed a delegate, rather than actually being elected a delegate at your precinct convention, then having those delegates elect delegates to the state convention, who then elect delegates to the national convention, I realize now that in your geographical area something is going on that has the way the convention system is supposed to work all screwed up.
Have people have become so cynical, or apathetic, or miseducated, or so uninterested in knowing their neighbors in their own towns or subdivisions or whatever, that there is no way organize and actually to act locally in the party? Have your politicians taken over the parties entirely??