The rift in the Upshur County Republican Party grew deeper Monday when a faction of the local party announced they have removed the chairman from office. However, the state Republican Party said it is not legal.
“There is no legal mechanism for removing a county chair,” said Chris Elam, spokesman for the Republican Party of Texas. “The state party has not taken sides, but we are aware of what is going on in Upshur County. We have a primary election coming, and we know the county will have this issue resolved soon.”