Republicans gear up for convention on Saturday

From Inside Nova

Before heading out to cast ballots on May 8, delegates to the Republican Party of Virginia’s statewide convention might want to get a primer on the procedure.

“It’s not something we’re used to – a process most of us are not familiar with,” Arlington GOP chairman Andrew Loposser said of the planned ranked-choice voting for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The process was used last year as Virginia Republicans elected a statewide party chair. But far larger numbers of people – 1,400 in the immediate area, perhaps 50,000 or more statewide – are expected to take part in the upcoming nominating convention.

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