Friday, August 09, 2013

More Shenanigans at the Board of Elections

News arrived about noon today that the location for the special meeting of the Watauga County Board of Elections on Monday has been moved from the Commissioners Boardroom in the Admin Bldg. to the conference room inside the Board of Elections.

We assume that this change of venue was decreed by Four Luke Eggers in his capacity as Not The Chair of the Watauga County Board of Elections.

There can be only one reason for this change: the Commissioners Boardroom holds at least 75 people. The conference room inside the Board of Elections holds maybe eight, if at least two of them didn't eat breakfast.

It's the Republican way. Call a special meeting and hope that no one notices, and when they do notice, get a room so small that the public will be shut out. Classic. Classic too, Republican Party Chair Anne Marie Yates's response to the High Country Press when she was asked about "the reasoning behind the agenda item regarding the adoption of a new one-stop voting implementation plan and what that entails."

I'll have to get back to you on that, Ms. Yates said. We expect that will be a long and difficult journey.

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