This is the kind of inside baseball that, in an ordinary year, wouldn't be of much interest except to the most inside insiders of Bronx politics. But this year Bronx County Democratic chairman Jose Rivera is likely to face a fierce challenge when the Bronx County Democratic Committee meets next (we hear it may be as soon as Monday at the Loew's Paradise but that hasn't been confirmed yet). So, here's how the process works.
By law, a meeting of the Bronx County Democratic Committee must take place within 20 days of the primary.
The County Committee has 2500 members, who come from every election district in the borough. Each election district gets 2 to 4 committee members, depending on the total Democratic vote in each district the previous gubernatorial election. At the same time that candidates petition for candidates for Assembly and district leader, they petition for County Committee slates. (There are 300 county committee members in the 81st Assembly District which covers part of Norwood, for instance.)