Lexington GOPer's Resign After Ballot Debacle
Three members of the Lexington County GOP executive committee call it quits in protest, as the fallout continues from last week's state Supreme Court decision.
A trio of Lexington County GOP executive committee members resigned earlier this week as the fallout from the state's ballot debacle continues.
Calling it quits Monday were first vice-chairman Summer Solam, recording secretary Carla Hardee, and interim corresponding secretary Mickey Lindler, WIS reported.
The state Supreme Court ruled last week that 180 candidates statewide who failed to follow proper procedures in filing statement of economic interest forms were unlawfully certified to run by their respective party organizations and must be removed from the June 12 party primary ballots.
Many booted candidates intend to run as petition candidates, but the exiting committee members said it was unfair that county party rules prohibit them from supporting such candidates, and quit in protest, the station reported.
Fourteen candidates from Lexington County were kicked off the primary ballots; 13 of them were Republicans.