In Episode 31 of the Working Life podcast, I reported on the drama of the progressive battle to take over the California state Democratic Party…and the possible shenanigans the insiders employed to squeeze out the chair victory…or maybe not a victory…because breaking today:
Formal Challenge Issued in California Democratic Party Chair’s Race
For Immediate Release
OAKLAND, Calif. (May, 30, 2017): The Kimberly Ellis campaign has submitted a formal challenge to the election results in the California Democratic Party Chair’s race.
The campaign’s review of ballots and election procedures is ongoing. A formal challenge was issued, pursuant to Article XII, Section 4 of the Bylaws and Rules of the California Democratic Party. Per the bylaw, a challenge must be submitted within seven days of the cause of action.
The Ellis campaign’s action is also accompanied by challenges submitted in the CDP Female Vice Chair and Secretary officer elections, as well as challenges submitted in a majority of regional director races.
“Our review process is ongoing. It’s critical that all formal processes outlined by the CDP’s Bylaws are followed at this time so that there can be no concern about raising issues in the manner prescribed by our Party,” said Hilary Crosby, immediate past Controller of the California Democratic Party.