For those interested in the Knox County GOP convention, it could be summarized as much ado about nothing. It was sparsely attended even though the purpose of the meeting was to elect new officers. Refreshments were supplied by local Republican officeholders and prospective candidates for 2018. One new facet of the convention was one having to provide ID to be able to vote.
Although several folks had said they were interested in running for County GOP Chairman, in the end, Buddy Burkhardt was nominated to serve for a second term. Randy Pace did get up to apologize for having caused so much drama, as he was the driving force to deprive the “small” precincts from being able to vote.
In the end, virtually everything stayed the same, which causes one to wonder, was it planned that way? In any event, the convention certainly could not have bolstered the spirits of diehard Knox County Republicans.