NCDP SEC meeting ... what's going on

Lots of routine comments to start.
Nice speech by Parker.
Etheridge nominated
Voller nomination in progress.



votes for chair being

gathered and counted.

The rules were actually agreed to without much fuss.

... And now things get ssllllooooooooowwww.

well, lo and behold i was wrong

They are proceeding with the election of secretary.

Melvin Williams nomination is underway

He has many seconders ... Lots of support.

Voller nomination was much more impressive than Etheridge's.

Williams wins by acclamatioon

He seems to be in much better health. His Good News is getting much praise.

Elaine Marshall is speaking

Beth Wood and June Atkinson are also present.

Beth Wood is up now

Justice Cherie Beasley is speaking

June Atkinson is up now

It's about the children. Indeed. Got a round of applause for teachers in the room. Nice.

Hall and Nesbitt at the mike

rah-rah type stuff. Good stuff. Nesbitt listing all the legislation being pushed by R's.

After a break for lunch I returned

to the room just in time to vote for 1st vice. As expected the vote in between Gwen Wilkins and Nina Szolberg-Landis.

Voller beat Etheridge by about 10 votes.

Szlosberg-Landis has really campaigned for 1st vice

Sorry for misspelling her name earlier. She has stickers, signs etc.

I didn't vote for her though.

Szlosberg-Landis is the new 1st vice

Nina Szlosberg-Landis wins big

Nina Szolsberg-Landis was named the Vice-chair of the NC Democratic Party Saturday after defeating incumbent Gwen Wilkins 408-175.

Martha Brock

It appears to be settled:

indyweek 1:49pm via Twitter for iPhone
NC Dem State Party Chair results in: @Barry_Smith: #NCDP RT @carinsavel: Chair results: Voller 309, Etheridge, 298 #ncpol

That's...pretty damn close. Do they do recounts?

pretty sure there is no provision for recounts

each candidate has 2 observers who watch the votes being counted. They do it twice I think. No challenges once the counting is done.

Votes are only counted once.

Votes are only counted once.

There is a provision for a challenge

That can lead to a recount.

Martha Brock

auxiliary orgs are getting rechartered

Asian Americans are the new kids on the block

On to 2nd vice

Dick Crews is the first nominee. Co. chair of Avery co.

Zach Hawkins is also in. He is the incumbent.

while waiting for 2nd vice results, we are

now on to the replacement of the PoO with a charter and bylaws. Then the haggling and amending will begin. John Brooks has an amendment ready to go that will switch the way county delegates to conventions are chosen. His idea would make the number of registered the key number instead of the votes for governor. This would cut then number of delegates by 70% so fewer people would be making decisions.

I really do not want to stay for that discussion.


Thanks for the updates. It boggles my mind that Etheridge allowed his name to be put into nomination. Looks like the Party dodged a bullet.

I wouldn't say that.

I wouldn't say that. Etheridge would have served ably which is why the floor fight fell six votes short of victory. Hopefully Randy will reach across the aisle effectively and build bridges rather than tacking towards the far left.

Hey no problem. Glad to. I agree on the bullet dodging

Etheridge has done some good things, but then he's also done some questionable things. Not knowing when to keep his cool is also a negative. He was the establishment, corporate, inside the beltway candidate. Voller has proven that he can work the party side of things very well and translate that into electoral victory. We chose correctly imo.

Congratulations Randy!

Here is my shaky video of the moment

Progressives are the true conservatives.

good stuff

Gracious. Generous. Focused. Now for the hard part. Herding cats.