Chapel asks national NAACP to review state group’s election

Nimrod (Rod) Chapel Jr. wants the NAACP’s national field directors to “conduct a new election” for the Missouri NAACP’s state officers.

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Chapel, president of the Jefferson City branch, lost the Sept. 24 election for state president to veteran incumbent Mary Ratliff of Columbia by one vote, 29-28.

But his 6-page petition lists a number of problems he said violated the group’s national Constitution and procedures.

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