Delta County GOP chair resigns in wake of racist social media post

Author: Ernest Luning - June 30, 2016 - Updated: June 30, 2016

The embattled chair of the Delta County GOP resigned Thursday night, a month after a racist post on her Facebook page drew national attention and calls for her ouster.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.