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Louisiana Republicans face infighting over election plans

The Republican Party of Louisiana faces infighting and accusations of vote manipulation tactics ahead of next year's party leadership elections.
The state GOP secretary Michael Bayham sent an email Tuesday to party governing body members accusing Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Louis Gurvich of mishandling the election plans.

Bayham suggested it was improper for Gurvich to be campaigning for reelection to his leadership job before setting the election date. Gurvich said the leadership elections must be held by March 31, and an election would be called to meet that timeline.

Whoever is selected for the two-year term as chairman will helm the party during the 2023 statewide and legislative elections.