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NC Democratic Party members try to oust Voller as interim executive director

Four members of the state Democratic Party are trying to remove chairman Randy Vollmer as interim executive director, saying he violated procedure when he named himself to that post.

The members have filed a formal petition with the party’s Council of Review. It asks the council to reverse the actions Voller took on April 28, when he appointed himself without the approval of the executive committee. The petitioners say that was beyond the scope of his authority.

He also improperly appointed 12 people to be co-chairs of the sustaining fund, which made them members of the executive council, the petition says, which had the effect of solidifying his self-appointment.

The petition wouldn't affect his position as party chairman.

“My fellow petitioners and I do not file this petition lightly,” according to a copy of the cover letter with the petition provided to Dome. Nor do they mean ill will toward Voller nor the 12 appointees, it says. Rather, they say they seek to clarify and enforce the rules and the power of the party chairman.

Author of the cover letter was Raleigh attorney John D. Burns.

Voller is the Democratic Party chairman. He has been heading up a search for a permanent executive director to replace Jay Parmley, who resigned last year amid allegations of sexual harassment, which he denied.

Voller had to apologize recently for telling a group of Democratic women that the GOP was "raping us along the way."

Correction: An earlier, briefly posted version of this item incorrectly listed the three other people who signed the petition. They are Greg Flynn, Montica Talmadge and Treva Johnson.


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MalleousMalformation is the ignorant fool ...

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Red Hot Poker is a Red Hat Racist

Stop posting racially offensive comments on the internet. Hate speech is a crime against humanity. Of course, it is well known that the KKK has a comfortable and cozy home in the Republican Party - which has devolved into a gang of bigots, racists, religious fanatics and gun-crazies who simply cannot stop using the "N" word in 2013.

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Justice for Jay

Chairman Voller should fight for justice for Jay.

Can't we all just get along?

The Democrats have to learn how to join ranks and remember who exactly it is they oppose, the GOP legislature. This GA has done so much to remove the protections for humans, air and water in NC.

Democrats need to unite and quit bickering like they still can afford it. The real problem is the ALEC controlled legislature.

Can't we all just get along?

The Democrats have to learn how to join ranks and remember who exactly it is they oppose, the GOP legislature. This GA has done so much to remove the protections for humans, air and water in NC.

Democrats need to unite and quit bickering like they still can afford it. The real problem is the ALEC controlled legislature.

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