I guess they threw out some of the charges against him so Joseph Floyd has decided to reenter the race for Guilford County Superior Court Judge.
I myself think it’s a little late to be reentering the race given that early voting started a week and a half ago now and there is only one more week to go before the election. Since he pulled out of the race so late in the game though, there wasn’t time to remove his name from the ballot so it’s been there all along for anyone who wanted to vote for him. We’ll see how this works out for him, eh?
I’m sure everyone has heard about the illegal electioneering email sent out on the WSSU computers. This afternoon, Friday, October 22nd, there will be a meeting of the NC Board of Elections to discuss this issue. Apparently WSSU is slated to be a site for early voting. Are they going to have posters for the Democrats next to the touch screens I wonder?
Anyway, if you can make it to Winston today, around lunch time, the meeting is at 1:00 pm at 201 N. Chestnut St.
You can read more (including the actual email itself) here at NC Tea Party.
I’ve made some updates to the 2010 elections page (and hope to be able to add some more soon). The updates include some information about the soil and water conservation district candidates which is definitely lacking. Yes! Weekly did little profiles of all of them and two of them responded to the UNC-TV questionnaire so links to those are on there to help you make up your mind. It’s definitely a tricky one. I am assuming that they are all using their real names this time around. Additionally, I’ve added a link to the Carolina Journal Online Voting Guide to the 13-candidate NC Court of Appeals race which opened up in August with the appointment of Jim Wynn to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. NC is going to be the first state to use an instant runoff in a general election so we’ll see how that goes.
Absentee ballots went out a week or so ago and early voting starts this Thursday so there’s no time like the present to get informed!
This is a serious issue. It’s one thing to need help filling out your absentee ballot form because your hands don’t work well enough for you to write or your vision is so poor that you can’t see the form.
Yet it boggles the mind that an adult who the state feels is in need of a legal guardian is at the same time deemed qualified to vote. Aren’t there any standards? (I found this out while getting the form to request my absentee ballot, btw. Get yours if you need one!) I would imagine your “legal guardian” could go with you to the polls too?
Too much going on in his personal life apparently. Still haven’t seen any more details about the strange arrest in July but the N&R is reporting that “details have emerged of his messy divorce battle”. Not a good time to be running for office I’m sure.
I’ll post this next to his info in the elections page as well so we don’t forget come November 2. Anyway, according to the N&R, Floyd was arrested for breaking and entering and making a harassing phone call down in Mecklenberg County. Remember though, that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and they really haven’t released much information about this.
Thunder on the Mountain. If you haven’t read this column from Jay Cost at Real Clear Politics, you really should. Politicians: be ready!