WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue August 3, 2004
Louisville Republicans upset at party boss
Louisville, KY – Some Republicans are calling for the resignation of their local party vhairman because he plans to use vote challengers in this November's election.
About a dozen people demonstrated outside the Jefferson County board of elections Monday to ask Jack Richardson IV to step down.
Last week, Richardson announced he'd use poll watchers, if necessary, in predominantly Democratic precincts as a way to keep the election fair. Opponents argue their presence is a way to intimidate minority voters.
The protest group called the plan "rogue and racist behavior".
The demonstrators asked U. S. Representative Anne Northup, who represents Louisville, to tell Richardson to step down.