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A bill is now in the North Carolina Senate Rules Committee to provide a method to change the way Beaufort County elects commissioners.
A bill is now in the North Carolina Senate Rules Committee to provide a method to change the way Beaufort County elects commissioners.
 
In the realm of the Limited Voting election scheme, which is rammed down the collective throats of all Beaufort County Citizens and taxpayers, no county commissioner candidate has ever gotten as many votes as did The Hood in this 2016 general election.
In the realm of the Limited Voting election scheme, which is rammed down the collective throats of all Beaufort County Citizens and taxpayers, no county commissioner candidate has ever gotten as many votes as did The Hood in this 2016 general election.
 
After all was said and done, a lot more was said than done…on changing the method of electing County Commissioners in Beaufort County.
After all was said and done, a lot more was said than done…on changing the method of electing County Commissioners in Beaufort County.
 
Beaufort County Commissioner Gary Brinn offered the false narrative that I, somehow miraculously, had swung 180° to a position that only he could know in his "heart of hearts": 'I had decided that I was in favor of Limited Voting; it was the only way I could get elected.'
Beaufort County Commissioner Gary Brinn offered the false narrative that I, somehow miraculously, had swung 180° to a position that only he could know in his "heart of hearts": 'I had decided that I was in favor of Limited Voting; it was the only way I could get elected.'
 
There are few people in Beaufort County who have had more experience with designing electoral systems than has Stan Deatherage. He has been "in the room" when most of the decisions have been made on how the Beaufort County Commission will be elected.
There are few people in Beaufort County who have had more experience with designing electoral systems than has Stan Deatherage. He has been "in the room" when most of the decisions have been made on how the Beaufort County Commission will be elected.
 
The Monday August 5 public hearing on a report from the Beaufort County Limited Voting Elections Committee produced uncertainty. After a committee composed of 12 citizens and commissioners studied how to change limited voting for six months Chairman Gary Brinn tabled his motion citing the need for f
The Monday August 5 public hearing on a report from the Beaufort County Limited Voting Elections Committee produced uncertainty. After a committee composed of 12 citizens and commissioners studied how to change limited voting for six months Chairman Gary Brinn tabled his motion citing the need for f
 
The other day Thomas Edsall of the New York Times reported that a terrible thing has happened. Since the Voting Rights Act passed, the number of Black state legislators has grown from fewer than 5 to 313 - but at the same time, Black political power has diminished.
The other day Thomas Edsall of the New York Times reported that a terrible thing has happened. Since the Voting Rights Act passed, the number of Black state legislators has grown from fewer than 5 to 313 - but at the same time, Black political power has diminished.
 
While I am hardly a political animal - don't really have the time for it - I have, over the years, been rather astute in recognizing the obvious, especially the dubious moves of politicians. I see this odd behavior often from Democrats, and sadly, I now see it from some Republicans as well.
While I am hardly a political animal - don't really have the time for it - I have, over the years, been rather astute in recognizing the obvious, especially the dubious moves of politicians. I see this odd behavior often from Democrats, and sadly, I now see it from some Republicans as well.
 
If you're not sure what a Kabuki dance is you should have been at the July Beaufort County Commissioners meeting.
If you're not sure what a Kabuki dance is you should have been at the July Beaufort County Commissioners meeting.
 
I think we would do better to take our time and look at all the options in greater detail before rushing head long into an option doomed to failure.
I think we would do better to take our time and look at all the options in greater detail before rushing head long into an option doomed to failure.
 
School board chair Cindy Winstead raised an interesting issue at the May meeting while discussing Senate Bill 236.
 
Beaufort County Limited Voting Method Committee
 
Let's just get to the point: Gary Brinn is ignorant . He is not stupid, but he is very ignorant when it comes to county business and specifically the county commissioner electoral system. For that reason he should not be elected County Commissioner.
Let's just get to the point: Gary Brinn is ignorant . He is not stupid, but he is very ignorant when it comes to county business and specifically the county commissioner electoral system. For that reason he should not be elected County Commissioner.
 
We've got a lot of problems in this county that really need something done about them, but the way we elect county commissioners is not one of them.
We've got a lot of problems in this county that really need something done about them, but the way we elect county commissioners is not one of them.
 
It may become a landmark Supreme Court decision and if so could have a major impact on Beaufort County's "limited voting" system and the Beaufort County School Board electoral system.
It may become a landmark Supreme Court decision and if so could have a major impact on Beaufort County's "limited voting" system and the Beaufort County School Board electoral system.
 
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