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Newton, IA – The Jasper County Republican State Central Committee, chaired by Marshall Critchfield, passed a vote of no confidence in the State Central Committee members representing Iowa’s 2nd District (Bob Anderson, Trudy Caviness, Judy Davidson and Jeff Kaufmann) on tonight.  The vote was 7 to 5 in favor of the non-binding vote.  The vote took place after National Committeeman Steve Scheffler explained why the State Central Committee was moving to remove Danny Carroll who is the current chair of the Republican Party of Iowa.  All four members representing District 2 have indicated support for ousting Carroll.  Today Kaufmann declared his intent to run for Iowa GOP chair.

You can watch video of Scheffler’s remarks and the vote below.

Sources tell Caffeinated Thoughts that there will be other such votes at upcoming county central committee meetings.

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  1. Sadly, these folks did not understand what they were voting for, because the leadership of Jasper County did not correctly define a “no confidence” vote. He muddled the issue by framing this as a no confidence vote IN THE SPECIFIC DECISION to remove Carroll and elect a new chair. This is NOT what a vote of no confidence is. “No confidence” historically means you have no confidence in a person in authority to conduct ANY future work on your behalf (not just 1 decision) because he/she is ethically compromised or simply incompetent in his/her duties. In parliamentary systems, where this vote is binding, a no confidence vote means the person is removed from a position. Even in academic parliamentary votes, where a vote of no confidence is not binding to remove administrators from office, NC at a minimum means you support the idea that the leader RESIGN or be removed from their office by the body with the authority to take that drastic step. NC is a much more radical step that the Jasper County committee made it sound. It sounds like more than a few members in attendance were either under-informed or had an axe to grind, despite the fact that Scheffler did a good job explaining it.

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