Meeting to Remove Frederick Begins
The Republican State Central Committee began meeting this morning to determine whether to remove Jeffrey M. Frederick as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.
Sixty-seven members of the 77-member were present. Another 10 sent proxies. But the committee rejected one of the proxies because he did not live in the correct district. Frederick supporters believe the person carrying proxy want to keep the chairman and scrambled to find someone to replace him.
Fifty-seven members of those present at the meeting are needed to remove Frederick. If the proxy is replaced, 58 members will be needed.
Dozens of supporters gathered outside Marriott west of Richmond holding signs in support of Frederick before the 10 a.m. meeting began. "Elected, not selected,'' they chanted.
The meeting, which is taking place behind closed doors, is expected to last much of the day. Members will hear from both sides, who were passing around thick briefing books detailing both the evidence for and against Frederick.
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