- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Enough North Carolina GOP activists have decided they want to meet to determine the fate of the state Republican Party chairman, who’s been accused of overstepping his authority and trying to override the party’s computer system.

The 550-member executive committee is meeting April 30 in Raleigh after at least one-third of the committee signed a petition to do so. The meeting agenda includes considering whether to remove Chairman Hasan Harnett and elect a new chairman.

The meeting announced Thursday came after the party’s board of directors censured Harnett in March and restricted his duties. Harnett denies wrongdoing and says he’s the target of “establishment” Republican leaders. Harnett was elected chairman last June with the help of tea party supporters.

The meeting will occur the week before the state GOP convention.

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