The Campbell County Republican Party voted by secret ballot to remove Chairman Anna Zinkhon and Treasurer Stephen Cunningham during its special meeting Thursday night.
The party needed 2/3 of their quorum, or 2/3 of the 33 precinct captains who attended the meeting to vote to oust the pair. Of the 33 that voted, all voted “yes” to oust Cunningham, and all 33 voted “yes” to remove Zinkhon.
But according to Zinkhon, the meetings held on March 2 and April 13 were invalid and void.
Thursday’s meeting was held to allow the petitioners to lay out their case against the chair and treasurer and give Zinkhon and Cunningham a chance to speak; however, neither Zinkhon nor Cunningham were in attendance at the meeting. Vice Chair David Fischer was also absent.
According to precinct captains at the meeting, their votes will now go to the Republican Party of Kentucky, which has 10 days to make the removals official. Zinkhon said otherwise.
In a response Zinkhon sent out after the April 13 meeting she said both meetings were not sanctioned or properly called meetings of Campbell County Republican County Committee.
She said only the chair of the county committee has the authority to call a meeting. Zinkhon said that individual precinct captains may petition the chair to call a meeting, but only the chair may call a meeting of the county committee for a regular, special, or emergency meeting.