By A.P. Dillon
There are primary shenanigans going on in North Carolina. Democrats haven’t been able to put up quality candidates in many races or, for that matter, any candidate in some races. This is partly due to the scandals, money troubles and in-fighting that have plagued NC Democrat party. Chairman Randy Voller brought more controversy with him with calls for his resignation not long after his installment. Voller’s move farther Left probably has the more centrist members of the NC Dems in a bit of panic mode as evidenced by the pushback when Voller attempted to bring controversial figure Ben Chavis into the NC Dem fold.
But enough about the NC Dem party itself and let’s get back to the primary shenanigans. Get a whiff of what true desperation smells like. I’ve written about various candidates and a school official promoting the idea of Democrats switching their party affiliation to independent in order to influence the upcoming primary races in Cabarrus county. Now it’s going on in Rowan county too.
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) –
Hundreds of registered Democrats in Rowan County are switching their party affiliation ahead of the May primary.
Does it signal a philosophical change in political thinking, or something else?
According to many in the county, it’s a deliberate move to try and oust the more conservative candidates for Rowan County Commission, including Chairman Jim Sides. Jr.
“When 15,000 people in the county start blogging and say that everything that I’ve done is wrong, maybe I need to set up and listen,” Sides told WBTV.” “But when I go to the blogs and look at them it’s the same 8 people. 8 people are not going to deter me from doing my job.”
Currently there are 8 candidates in the Republican primary, including Sides. If Democrats switch their affiliation to unaffiliated, they can vote in the Republican primary.
There are three candidates in the Democratic primary, but since there are three seats open, all three Democrats will be on the November ballot, along with at least one Independent.
Punchline courtesy of the NC Board of Elections, emphasis added:
Yes. If you are an unaffiliated voter, you can choose to participate in any recognized party’s partisan primary, or you may request a non-partisan ballot. However, you must choose only one party’s primary. Participating in a partisan primary will not affect your status as an unaffiliated voter. If you request a non-partisan ballot, you will only vote for those contests that are non-partisan (i.e. judicial contests, referenda, etc.).
Watch the video, aptly named “Democrats plotting a coup“, that goes with the above report. The group pushing this tactic is calling themselves “La Resistance” with a little French beret as their icon. The gentleman interviewed in the video calls “La Resistance” a ‘bipartisan’ movement and he said it with a straight face. How original and subtle — naming themselves after the French Resistance who fought back against the Nazis. Yes, because Republicans are Nazi’s…or something.
In other NC Election news…
— Voter Integrity (@VoteChecker) April 16, 2014
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) April 10, 2014
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