This resolution comes out of not-at-all-secret lip-smacking by the local GOP, which wants Ms. Hodges replaced as director. But Ms. Hodges is covered by the state personnel act and can't be replaced without cause, even when the Republicans take control of the local Board of Elections. Appointees to the local Board of Elections are political appointees; the director's position is not.
The local Republicans want a lot of things, relative to the conduct of elections in Watauga County:
A. They want Early Voting removed from the ASU Campus.
B. They want ASU students disenfranchised to the fullest extent of
The resolution in support of Jane Ann Hodges passed unanimously, which is to say that Republican member Four Eggers abstained from the vote. An abstention counts as a "yes," according to Mr. Eggers, who also happens to be the attorney for the Republican majority on the County Board of Commissioners. Mr. Eggers previously advised Commissioner Perry Yates that if he abstained from the sales tax redistribution vote, over which there were questions of Mr. Yates's conflict of interest, his abstention would count as a "yea" vote.