Last week, the duly elected members of the Oakland County Republican Party (OCRP) executive committee called a special meeting to replace a deceased member of the 8th District Committee, which is clearly permitted under the by-laws.
Following the rules down to the letter, I prepared an email that called for the special meeting. It received the 30+ endorsements from members that were needed to conduct the meeting. The membership agreed upon a date and time, and business was narrowly focused on filling the 8th District vacancy.
This sounds simple enough, right? But in the twilight zone freak show that is the modern-day Republican Party, nothing can ever be easy. It’s always gotta be like pulling teeth. It always has to be a nightmare. And this was no exception.