A bit more illumination on the still dim selection process
John Beydler finally comes up with the district-wide precinct numbers that matter.
At The Passing Parade, he reports that 394 committeemen out of the district's 721 total precincts were elected in the recent primary. 17th District State Central Committeeman Don Johnston believes that only those 394 have a vote in the matter, though there still hasn't been a firm opinion offered as to wheterh county chairman can appoint someone to the vacant posts and whether those appointees will then be allowed to vote.
If it holds that only committeemen elected in the primary can vote, then the weighted vote of 54.6% of the precincts, or a little over half of the total precincts in the district will play a part in the process.
I have no data to indicate the percentage of Dem voters in the District who currently live in a precinct without representation, but it must be a fairly substatial percentage who will go unrepresented.
But perhaps that's preferable, as the committeemen who were chosen in the March primary at least were chosen by democratic process, rather than plucked out of a county chair's Rolodex and commanded to vote as told by the chairman, ignoring the input of their erstwhile constituents.
It's also reported that Johnston hopes the vote can be held shortly after the third forum.