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Improper voting at GC 2019 voids key vote

By: Heather Hahn, United Methodist News Service

The Commission on the General Conference met August 7-9, 2019 in Lexington, Ky. Pictured are Bishop Thomas Bickerton, the Rev. Gary George, Commission secretary, and Kim Simpson, Commission chair. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

At their August 7-9 meeting, the Commission on General Conference determined that enough improper voting likely took place at the 2019 special session to nullify a key vote on how congregations can leave The United Methodist Church. The commission is asking the Council of Bishops to refer the matter to the Judicial Council. Read UM News storyRead General Conference Commission statement.

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