POSTED: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 8:31am
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:19am
UPSHUR COUNTY — Upshur County’s Republican chairman said Tuesday that he — not the party’s secretary — will conduct a drawing to determine candidates’ places on the ballot. Ken Ambrose scheduled the drawing despite being instructed by an attorney hired by the state’s Republican Party that he has no power to do so.
Secretary Madaline Barber has scheduled a ballot drawing for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the disabled veterans building on U.S. 271 in Gilmer, across from Walmart. Ambrose said Tuesday he will be conducting his own drawing, and it will be at the Republican Party’s headquarters on Silver Alley in Gilmer. He has not determined a date and time.