Virginia General Assembly

With disputed convention vote in rear view mirror, 97th Legislative District Committee to discuss canvass vote Wednesday

With disputed convention vote in rear view mirror, 97th Legislative District Committee to discuss canvass vote Wednesday

The tumultuous political battle between Del. Chris Peace and his challenger Scott Wyatt for the GOP nod in the 97th House District became even more chaotic this past week.

As far as the challenger and his supporters are concerned, the district has its Republican nominee. That’s because Wyatt earned more votes in a disputed convention held Saturday in Hanover County.

However, after voting in January to hold the convention, the 97th Legislative District Committee voted to cancel it just days before the event. The committee now looks to hold a party canvass to select a nominee. A meeting is planned Wednesday to discuss the particulars of holding that vote.

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