Update From Triangle West Young Republicans Group:
Update from the Herald Sun:
—End of Updates—
More underhanded tricks by my local Democrats. Just this afternoon, 10/5/10, former Durham County North Carolina Sheriff, Roland Leary, has filed a formal complaint with the Durham County Board of Elections.
Mr. Leary, being a High Profile local citizen, has stepped up to plate to do some dirty work for his fellow Democrats. Here’s the text of a breaking news story via our local liberal newspaper. They don’t seem to care about informing the citizenry of ALL the facts, just what suits the Democratic leaders in the community.
Link to story, click HERE.
Text of the story from the Herald Sun Newspaper inserted below.
Former Durham County Sheriff Roland Leary filed an election protest today with the Durham County Board of Elections challenging the right of Republican Roy Taylor to be a candidate for sheriff.
The protest says Tayor hasn’t lived in Durham County for the past year as required by state law.
The elections board will hold a hearing two days after the Nov. 2 election on the protest.
If Taylor gets the most votes and the board determines he is a valid candidate, he would become sheriff. If he gets the most votes and the board determines he wasn’t a legal candidate, the Durham County Board of Commissioners would fill the vacancy.
If incubment Worth Hill wins, the issue will be moot and there will be no hearing.
I’m not exactly sure what an “incubment” is but I guess that is par for the course with todays’ main stream media reporters. wink wink
Now, ole Silence is a pretty smart lil ole fella, and it seems to me that a former Elected Official, especially a sheriff, would check his documents and make sure he had a thorough understanding of the situation. Apparently not.
Let’s now do our own homework and we’ll go to the North Carolina State Constitution.
Roll that Beautiful Constitutional Footage……
From Article VI – To be eligible to run and be elected to office you must be 21 years old and be an eligible voter. Let us read the actual wording of our constitution, shall we….
Sec. 2. Qualifications of voter.
(1) Residence period for State elections. Any person who has resided in the State of North Carolina for one year and in the precinct, ward, or other election district for 30 days next preceding an election, and possesses the other qualifications set out in this Article, shall be entitled to vote at any election held in this State. Removal from one precinct, ward, or other election district to another in this State shall not operate to deprive any person of the right to vote in the precinct, ward, or other election district from which that person has removed until 30 days after the removal.
(2) Residence period for presidential elections. The General Assembly may reduce the time of residence for persons voting in presidential elections. A person made eligible by reason of a reduction in time of residence shall possess the other qualifications set out in this Article, shall only be entitled to vote for President and Vice President of the United States or for electors for President and Vice President, and shall not thereby become eligible to hold office in this State.
(3) Disqualification of felon. No person adjudged guilty of a felony against this State or the United States, or adjudged guilty of a felony in another state that also would be a felony if it had been committed in this State, shall be permitted to vote unless that person shall be first restored to the rights of citizenship in the manner prescribed by law.
Sec. 3. Registration.
Every person offering to vote shall be at the time legally registered as a voter as herein prescribed and in the manner provided by law. The General Assembly shall enact general laws governing the registration of voters.
Sec. 4. Qualification for registration.
Every person presenting himself for registration shall be able to read and write any section of the Constitution in the English language.
Sec. 6. Eligibility to elective office.
Every qualified voter in North Carolina who is 21 years of age, except as in this Constitution disqualified, shall be eligible for election by the people to office.
Sec. 7. Oath.
Before entering upon the duties of an office, a person elected or appointed to the office shall take and subscribe the following oath:
“I, _______________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and maintain the Constitution and laws of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of North Carolina not inconsistent therewith, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office as _______________, so help me God.”
Sec. 8. Disqualifications for office.
The following persons shall be disqualified for office:
First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.
Second, with respect to any office that is filled by election by the people, any person who is not qualified to vote in an election for that office.
Third, any person who has been adjudged guilty of treason or any other felony against this State or the United States, or any person who has been adjudged guilty of a felony in another state that also would be a felony if it had been committed in this State, or any person who has been adjudged guilty of corruption or malpractice in any office, or any person who has been removed by impeachment from any office, and who has not been restored to the rights of citizenship in the manner prescribed by law.
This whole issue started because there is a NC General Statute that states to run for sheriff, the candidate must reside in the county for 1 year prior to the election. Roy Taylor had moved from Durham County in early 2009 to Wake County. He returned to Durham County in the latter part of December 2009. He had previously lived in Durham County from 2002 until early 2009.
To provide my readers with a little MORE info, The Durham County Director of the Board of Elections is a Democrat. Mr. Leary is a Democrat. The current Sheriff, Worth Hill is a Democrat, The Democrats have had majority control of the NC General Assembly for 112 consecutive years. Since 1898. Democrats are the ones who passed these Unconstitutional General Statutes years ago.
One would think that a former sheriff would already be familiar with our constitution. Silly me! You know what we do when we assume?
And to be continued in another post, please pay attention to Section 4 listed above. Hummmm….. Do you reckon’ all of our newly registered friends from South of the Border can adhere to this requirement????
What do you think Mi Amigo????? Comprende!
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifth Day of October in the Year of our Lord, Two thousand Ten.