Last night, the Rockingham County Republican Party held their mass meeting at Spotswood High School in Penn Laird to elect delegates to the 24th district convention. Russ Moulton of Fredericksburg was the temporary chair for this meeting. The turnout was relatively small, with a few observers from Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, and other portions of the county. Dan Moxley was the only candidate for the 24th district GOP nomination who attended.
Although no pre-files were allowed, twelve voters sought to be delegates and the same twelve were elected without any controversy. Each delegate will split the county’s ninety-nine votes, thus giving each eight and a quarter votes…assuming all of the delegates show up at the convention.
All in all, the meeting took about ten minutes, amazingly quick and without controversy; it was very surprising given the rancor which had developed in previous meetings.
Perhaps the only unfortunate aspect of the mass meeting was the cost. Should the courts decide the convention will not proceed, the money spent by the county party to rent the high school last night would have gone to waste.
Nevertheless, rumor is that the courts could announce the fate of the Incumbent Protection Act as early as today!