RENO, NV, July 21, 2008—Nevada State Republican delegates filed a complaint in Nevada Second District Court late last week, contending that the Nevada Republican Executive Committee’s decision to appoint national delegates is in violation of State law NRS 293. Case number CV08-01978 and has been assigned.
“State law is clear. NRS 293 states that a convention must be held. The State Executive Committee has determined, following no rules or bylaws, that it does not need to complete the business of the convention and they cite some vague lack of interest. However, there was clearly a lot of interest on April 28th, when they walked out of the convention and turned the lights out on close to 1400 state delegates.”
The complaint alleges that the State Executive Committee’s decision is in violation of NRS 293, which states: “In addition to such powers granted it, the state convention shall select the necessary delegates and alternates to the national convention of the party”. The complaint has been filed by local attorney Mark Goodman on behalf of several Nevada State Republican delegates.
“The actions of the State Party have taken away the voice of every state delegate, the grassroots of the Republican party” said Terhune. “Over a thousand delegates attended the convention in April, and the State Executive party officials are attempting to silence all of them. My Republican party states that it is the party of law and order. Why has the executive committee of the state party decided to break the law?”