The Arizona Republican Party held its first virtual convention successfully Saturday May 9, 2020.
The purpose of the State Convention is to elect national delegates and alternates to the Republican National Committee’s Quadrennial Convention to nominate our candidate, President Donald J. Trump, for the office of President of the United States. Each County and Legislative District (LD) Committee is represented by delegates.
There were 1,105 votes cast by the state delegates and alternates for delegates to attend the National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A new National Committeeman, Tyler Bowyer was elected and will replace Bruce Ash who is stepping down. Ash served in this position for 12 years. National Committeewoman remained unchanged with Lori Klein-Corbin elected for a second term.
Voting was done electronically using the app-based voting platform called Voatz, that can be used on a smartphone or compatible tablet with cellular data service. People without access to a smartphone or tablet, or who preferred had an option to cast their vote via telephone. Voatz leverages the latest technology and developments in security in its programing, and all votes are encrypted, anonymized, and password protected.
The primary video component of the Convention was then live stream broadcasted across multiple channels, including here on the azgop website and on the Party’s YouTube and Facebook channels. The live stream remaining available for the duration of the Convention and people were highly encouraged to watch the live stream to enhance your overall experience.
The RNC Convention will be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from August 24-27, 2020. It will take place just a week after the Democratic National Convention, which was recently postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
The delegate votes were still being tabulated at time of publishing.
Here’s the vote count for Committeeman and Committeewoman