The Republican State Central Committee (SCC) met Sunday night to reconsider changing a few of the rules for the upcoming nominating convention. 

The first change was to overturn a decision just a few days earlier when the SCC failed to approve an amendment to allow Orthodox Jewish people to vote on Friday, May 7, instead of Saturday, which is Sabbath. The amendment failed during a Thursday night meeting of the SCC, but after spending several hours in a closed executive session Sunday, the committee agreed to allow people to vote on Friday between 3 and 6 pm Friday night. 

The SCC also agreed to a new plan to transfer all of the ballots in the convention with armed guards to a central location, likely near Richmond, to begin counting the ballots by hand on the day after the convention. They are expecting to take multiple days to finish the counting process. 

The convention is taking place on May 8 to determine the Republican nominees to run for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.


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