Friday, October 16, 2015

Crazy In NC: Racist Election Boardman Edition

State elections board removes Rowan County official who made racist posts - Winston-Salem Journal: News:

North Carolina's elections board dumped a local official who made racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting that blacks who protested against Republican policies weren't "productive good citizens" with jobs.

The State Board of Elections voted 3-2 to dismiss Rowan County Elections Chairman Malcolm "Mac" Butner, whose social media accounts also expressed support for individual candidates in violation of state law. Butner's case marks the first time the state board has removed an elections official over social media postings...

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