There were so many irregularities in this summer's election of Vito Canuso as chairman of the Republican City Committee that the party must hold a new election, a GOP state committee has decided.
It's not clear yet what the decision means for Canuso, who was not immediately available for comment. Ward leaders elect the party chair, and there were disagreements about which ward leaders had been elected legitimately. Canuso said he won the vote, but backers of Al Schmidt, a former city controller candidate who now works for state Republicans, said he had won. Kevin Kelly, who is trying to reform the City Committe and oust Canuso, brought the issue to the credentials committee of the Pennsylvania Republican party.
On Thursday, the credentials committee told the parties they would have to hold a new election.
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