Monday, November 07, 2016
Sign of the Times
It's no secret that Mount Vernon Baptist Church is a hang-out for activist Republicans. It was chosen as a precinct polling place partly for that reason by Watauga BOE Chair Bill Aceto and County Attorney Four Eggers and partly because it is as far away from the suburban core of that precinct as you can get without actually leaving the precinct. It's in the middle of the countryside, miles from the population center and without any public transportation to reach it.
We know where the leadership of Mount Vernon Baptist Church stands on this election, and we know the meaning of this sign. It's not appropriate for an official polling place. The church is partisan. The sign is partisan. This polling place must be returned to the Boone National Guard Armory, where it was for many years, before another general election.