My delegate candidacy has been challenged - IndianaSubmitted by AtlasHugged on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:56
So I followed what I thought were all of the instructions for filing for my candidacy to be a delegate for my precinct here in Johnson County. Well, I received a call from the courthouse yesterday...apparently I neglected to file a form with the County Chairman that he requires due to my lack of experience and history with the Republican party. There's a public hearing on Friday February 24 to discuss my candidacy. Anyone can speak on my behalf, and I can speak for myself, but I'll be in Chicago this weekend! And I can't reschedule.
I'm pretty frustrated. They're right...I don't have a history with the Republican party, but I don't have a history with either party. I just turned 23 and I want to get more involved than I was four years ago. In 2008, I was Paul supporter, but I was 19 and didn't get registered in time for the primary.
I just wonder if I'm being called out because I'm 23 and a presumed Paul supporter. In fact, I probably wouldn't have even known about it in time had I not been called. The woman on the phone said they sent out a letter, but because of the short amount of warning I would have if I got the letter in time, she felt like she needed to call me even though they usually don't call.
I hope this isn't happening elsewhere. And I hope there are supporters in Johnson County who are making it through this hoop.