Division In Spartanburg
As we mentioned in an earlier post, the division in the county delegation is apparent already. And it’s not across party lines either.
I would like to share with you the vote weight scale for the county. It is based on population amounts and is distributed to make a sum of 100. This becomes key. You will see in the video below where a last minute decision was made to ensure the desired outcome.
|SD 11||Glenn Reese||17.893|
|SD 12||Lee Bright||17.310|
|SD 13||Shane Martin||13.791|
|HD 34||Mike Forrester||6.510|
|HD 36||Rita Allison||6.457|
|HD 32||Derham Cole Jr.||6.425|
|HD 38||Joey Millwood||6.403|
|HD 37||Steve Parker||6.356|
|HD 31||Harold Mitchell||6.230|
|HD 35||Keith Kelly||6.217|
|HD 33||Lanny Littlejohn||4.972|
|SD 14||Harvey Peeler||1.006|
|HD 42||Mike Anthony||.430|
View the picture below. This is taken before the vote and it shows where each candidate remained seated for the rest of the meeting. Note the 2 nameplates at the center of the platform and exiting House Speaker Pro Tempore Doug Smith.
The Vote for Chair(s)
It went down in style. Below you will find the video of the event but here’s the quick vote count. Littlejohn wins the vote based on a decision by Doug Smith that supposedly for procedural matters, vote count is the preferred method instead of a weighted vote. The video shows some hesitation in the decision process. Kelly wins the vote using the same procedure determined from the previous vote.
One question that leads me to believe that the division exists is based on the following question:
Why did half of the group expect it to be a weighted vote and the other half a count?
Two of eldest members of the group, Reese and Littlejohn, were on two different pages as to how the vote was counted. This isn’t the first time that they witnessed the county delegation chairmanship proceedings.
And what caused the chair(s) to coincidentally be set up at the center of the stage? There appears to be a rat afloat and we hope to get an answer.
Here is the video: