Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Newest Republican Nominees to the SBOE

David C. Black of Concord -- Was the Cabarrus County Board of Elections chair. Otherwise, a blank slate.

Kenneth Raymond of Winston-Salem -- Was a Republican member already of the nine-member iteration of the SBOE that got dissolved last December 28th, so he and Four Eggers have already served together.
He's a black Republican popular with white Republicans because he bashes both gays and black voters.
Raymond gained his seat on the Forsyth BOE immediately after the election of Governor McCrory in 2013. Very early in his tenure, he made it clear that there would be no more early voting site on the campus of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), and he floated the idea that sheriff's deputies ought to stand guard at polling places, maybe particularly those in majority black neighborhoods. He said he would recommend prosecution of any teacher or college professor who offered extra credit if students voted, particularly professors at WSSU. 
Raymond graduated from WSSU in 1987 with a degree in English and a minor in mass communications. He retired in April of 2017 after serving as a Winston-Salem Police Department 911 operator and dispatcher for 28 years. In July of 2017, and at the instigation of Republican state Senator Joyce Krawiec, Raymond was appointed to the Board of Trustees of WSSU, not without vocal protest from other trustees and alumni.

If It Were Me...
I'd appoint Four Eggers and Kenneth Raymond. You can ask me why, but I won't tell you. Isn't it obvious?

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