Robeson Democrats ordered to redo local election

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SHIL077
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Shiles, Bob. "Robeson Democrats ordered to redo local election." Red Springs Citizen [Red Springs, NC]. July 4, 2017.

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"The North Carolina Democratic Party has ordered Robeson County Democrats to re-do precinct meetings and hold a new county convention after finding that local Democrats did not follow party procedure when they elected their chairman and executive committee members” (para. 1). The Review Committee says that the process used to elect local party officers violated the state party’s Plan of Organization. No date has been set. "According to [John] McNeill, Robeson County’s Democratic Party for the past 46 years has operated under a “gentleman’s agreement” that the party chairmanship would rotate by race to guarantee equal representation among the county’s white, black and American Indian communities” (para. 6).

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