UPDATE: A spokesman for the Republican Party of Texas says the party considers Morrow's filing of paperwork for his write-in presidential run to be in violation of state law, and thus triggered his resignation. Republican Party of Texas Chair Tom Mechler issued the following statement this afternoon: “In accordance with state law, upon filing as a write-in candidate for President of the United States on August 19th, 2016, Robert Morrow became ineligible to hold the office of Travis County Republican Chair. There is absolutely no place for rhetoric as distasteful as Mr. Morrow’s in the Republican Party of Texas. We are excited to move forward with the Travis County GOP and the new incoming Chair as soon as an election is held to fill the position.” ORIGINAL STORY: If you've been following local Republican politics over the past six months, you've no doubt heard the name Robert Morrow. He won a surprise victory in March to be the chairman of the Travis County GOP. Morrow has a history of making outlandish claims about politicians, conspiracy theorizing and a penchant for NSFW content on his Twitter feed.