An interesting Utah County Republican Party meeting will take place this evening. The UCRP Chair filed a formal complaint in November against three of his own officers/delegates because they are signers in a lawsuit alleging the State and County Parties have failed to follow their own rules regarding delegate allocation.
When submitting his complaint to the Executive Committee (the body that will hear both sides present their cases tonight), the UCRP Chair also submitted a vote-ready draft resolution laying out his desired hearing outcome. In my opinion, it is unconscionable to submit a written, proposed hearing outcome to the jury before allowing the defendants to present their case. The Chair’s resolution requested that those named in the complaint be removed from their Party positions and not allowed to attend any public Party function for two years.
Executive Committee meetings are generally open to the public, although the hearing itself will probably be held in a closed executive session that would exclude members of the public. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. this evening at the Realtors office building, 1031 W. Center, Orem.