On March 11th, Cherokee County held their GOP County Convention and elected a new executive committee made-up of America first candidates..
Within days, word was spreading that a challenge had been issued, claiming that the convention results should be overturned.
So what is happening??
Attendees of the convention have and are coming forward to The Georgia Record to state their observations of the proceedings.
A delegate who attended described that the Cherokees convention included 200 plus delegates and was held in a local school auditorium. Voting for candidates was done via paper ballots, which were then submitted,, and counted twice, while being observed by several people at each counting location.
Before vote counting was completed and results announced , certain delegates noted a yellow pad of paper being passed around and being signed by some delegates at the Convention.
Following completion of vote counting, the winning candidates were announced.
Another attendee stated that Scot Turner, former Georgia House of Representatives member and delegate to the convention, moved to accept the results of the elections by acclamation, the motion was seconded, voted upon, and approved by the convention delegates.
At least one delegate examined the yellow pad and found no writing or documents on the pad other than lines of signatures.
During the convention, which lasted until approximately 8:00pm, Delegates and Alternates to the 11h and 6th District Conventions and Delegates to State Conventions were voted upon by standing count, approved and the results confirmed by Pete Castello, Convention Chairman.
The Georgia Record has acquired certain pictures taken at the event:
Here is a man identified by attendees as Mr. David Sciacca, wearing a uniform identifying him as "security" and carrying what seems to be a yellow pad. A woman identified as Ms. Linda Parker can be seen just beyond him. An attendee nearby states they heard Mr. Sciacca say at some point, "We only need a few more signatures."
Another photo shows Ms. Linda Parker, apparently holding a yellow pad.......
Another photo shows two ladies delegates identified as Ms. Mollie Ann Holt and Ms. Judy Davila in the red jacket. Lisa Adkins, 11th District Chair, and GA Rep. Jordan Ridley, can be seen in the background.
Over the next few days, word of a challenge began to spread across those who had attended and others familiar with the Cherokee Convention.
Sources now report that a meeting of the 11th District Committee will assemble this Saturday morning, March 25th, at 9:30am, at the Cobb County GOP HQ, located at 799 Roswell St NE, Marietta, GA 30060, to examine the evidence and determine the results of the challenge appealing the outcome of the convention.
(This article was amended as information was confirmed.)