According to a press release sent out Friday, Nevada Republicans will finally attempt to form a quorum required to complete convention business on June 28 in Reno. This attempt has an interesting twist, though; the Nevada Republican Party isn't organizing it.
“The State Party has really left us with no other
option,” said Wayne Terhune, a local Republican activist who made the
turn-key convention offer to the Party. “We feel the Nevada delegates
deserve the chance to have their voices heard and finish this
Convention process. The State Party has not followed through with
their promises to reconvene, and it has been over five weeks. The Party
kept telling us they would reconvene, first in a week, then in two
weeks, then in June, and then maybe July. But there doesn’t appear to
be any real plans to reconvene, and the delegates have a right to get
together and complete the Convention.”
Nevada State Republican Convention was abruptly recessed on the evening
of April 26th. National delegates had been selected from Congressional
Districts 1 and 3, and votes were still being counted from
Congressional District 2. National at-large delegates had not been
selected when the Convention was recessed. The Nevada State GOP has
indicated they are working on a venue but have yet to schedule the
Convention, despite having five weeks to do so.
To reconvene, the convention has to form a quorum consisting of 50% + 1 of the credentialed delegates from the April 26th convention start. The Republican activists reconvening the State Convention are all
credentialed state delegates* from the State Convention on April 26th,
and are inviting every credentialed state delegate to come and have
their voice heard on June 28th.
“We intend to do this right,” said Terhune. “Everyone will have a fair chance at this reconvening.
We think our chances of getting a quorum are excellent, because so many
Republicans want to get this process completed. This is our chance to
get this done right.”
“This isn’t about one candidate versus another,” said Pat Kerby, a
Nevada State delegate from Nye County. “This is about credentialed
Nevada State delegates getting together to form a quorum and finish the
business of the State Convention.”
* Disclosure: I am also a credentialed delegate.