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Empty Delegate Seat In Wayne Co. Brings About Lawsuit

A Delegate seat in Wayne County remains empty, after the former delegate was removed for his part in storming the U.S. Capitol.

Derrick Evans resigned from the seat January 9.

It was then up to the Wayne County Republican Committee to submit a list of candidates to the governor suggested for filling that seat.

According to Wayne County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Jeff Maynard, that list was submitted January 14. The list contained three candidates.

Maynard alleges on January 21st, a new list of candidates was allegedly submitted by the state’s Republican executive committee. That list consisted of two of the members from the original list, and one new one.

The seat was reportedly to be filled within five days of the governor receiving the first list. As of press time, still no candidate has been appointed.

Maynard filed a lawsuit in connection with the situation.

The lawsuit was filed requesting an expedited review by the West Virginia Supreme Court, but right now there is no date set for a hearing.

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