One can only speculate as to the motives of William Trapani and Shirley Ches, when both of them made very public references in local newspapers concerning the Macon County Republican Convention, held March 14, 2015. Mr. Trapani, a veteran, patriot, and frequent visitor to the Republican Headquarters last summer and fall became a champion of Republican candidates to his fellow veterans prior to the election. On March 14, Mr. Trapani attempted to register as a delegate at the Macon County GOP Convention. The North Carolina Republican Plan of Organization requires all attendees to county Republican conventions to be registered Republicans by January 31 in order to be seated as a delegate at the convention. Mr. Trapani had not changed his registration by January 31. He was informed that he could not be seated as a delegate and was graciously offered to be seated as a guest, but he refused and left immediately. If Mr. Trapani was not aware of the January 31 requirement we would have appreciated the opportunity to explain that to him. A member of our credentials committee even followed him to the door in an attempt to explain the reason he could not be seated as a delegate, but he left. We were only playing by the rules.