Nash GOP denies ballot allegations – The Rocky Mount Telegram

The chairman of the Nash County Republican Party is firing back in response to recent allegations by a city councilman that Republicans are behind a sample ballot that is being distributed suggesting candidates to vote for in the Rocky Mount elections.

The sample ballot states: “We, the Street Team, ask that you vote for the candidates below that are marked.” It then shows a ballot marked for Sandy Roberson as mayor, Tarrick Pittman for Ward 1, Gwen Wilkins for Ward 3, T.J. Walker Jr. for Ward 4 and Lige Daughtridge for Ward 5 on the sample ballot. The ballot does not identify a candidate who is responsible for the ballot, as candidates publishing such ballots are required to indicate according to North Carolina campaign law.

In an earlier interview for an article published Sunday, Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight, who is running against Tarrick Pittman for the Ward 1 seat, said he feels the ballot is a deliberate deception on the part of local Republicans.

“It is intentionally confusing and targeted to African-American voters,” Knight said. “This is another example of standard Republican voter suppression and voter dilution tactics that always occur in majority-black precincts in important elections.”

Mark Edwards, chairman of the Nash County Republican Party, took exception to that statement.

“If any normal politician made such a remark about the Republican Party, I would ask him to provide some evidence of his accusations. But since this is Andre Knight, I won’t even do that since everyone already knows he does not adhere to standards such as truth and integrity,” Edwards said on Monday. “My problem with Knight’s statements published by the Telegram is that his accusations are false, slanderous and racist. Andre Knight governs by smear and innuendo and so it is no surprise whatsoever he campaigns by smear and innuendo.”

When asked for proof of the allegation that Republicans are behind the ballot or proof of Republican voter suppression in local elections, Knight responded only with links to articles concerning cases where courts had ruled against state Republicans for district designations or for past forms of proposed voter identification laws. (Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – In Response To Ignant Tarrick Dinell Pittman To My Report On Andre Knight And All American City Protest

Tarrick Pittman for Ward 1 

Hello, Rocky Mount!

Recently, the Ward 1 incumbent’s self appointed spoke person has blogged another brief in an effort to defend the incumbent’s record since 2003.

Ignant I am who I am and have been long before I knew Andre Knight.

There is one statement, in particular, I’d like to breakdown for everybody. It is in quotes below.

“I have been knowing Andre Knight since the late 90’s and I have never heard him say everything was alright in Rocky Mount. Hell he went to Philadelphia and fought against Rocky Mount receiving the All-American City status. Because Andre recognized and understood then leading up to now that hell no everything ain’t in Rocky Mount so therefore he came back and began to prepare to run for a seat on the Rocky Mount City Council. Because the Ward 1 Seat was coming up, he moved over to the East Side, I repeat to the East Side of Rocky Mount so he could get on the council and help Reuben Blackwell fight for equality for all throught the entire city of Rocky Mount.” ~ Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Before I break it down. I want to acknowledge the incumbent, by saying I understand, support, and appreciate why he ran for Council in 2003. He saw what he felt were inequities in our city and wanted to be the voice of change. Not much different than why I and quite frankly others are running for City Council in 2019. However, since 2003 ALL of the Wards have struggled to gain footing and regain our once vibrant status as a City and regional player in North Carolina’s economic development.

The blogger has shared with us the incumbent “…went to Philadelphia and fought against Rocky Mount receiving the All-American City status.” This is stated as if this was a good thing or in any way helpful in moving our city forward. In fact, as I breakdown what the reward actually stands for and means in terms of growth for any city recognized I believe you will see this effort, in fact, is the crux behind why we as a city are worse off more know then 16 yrs ago.

Ignant hell yeah it was a good thing back then because the Rocky Mount City Council was a Caucasian majority and the Edgecombe County side of Edgecombe County was little to no attention. Again hell yeah it was a good thing.

Before I begin, for background Rocky Mount is, in fact, a Two-Time All America City in 1969, and again in 1999 this a designation we ALL can take pride in. City staff in fact, in an effort to bolster the city’s image as the RMEC was being built, had planned to pursue the designation again in 2015 only to have it squashed by the incumbent. In the same vein, he squashed having the designation “Two time All-America City” installed on the new highway signs welcoming citizens and visitors alike to Rocky Mount. Why?

In 1969 and 1999 Rocky Mount City Government was not friendly to Edgecombe County.

What I didn’t include in my report was that it was Andre Knight who was not on the council in 1999 and Carol Batchelor who went to Philadelphia to protest the All-American City. What I also didn’t say was that it was the NAACP under the leadership of Dr. Elbert Lee who had call for the boycott but wanted to back out after receiving all kinds of calls from the former Mayor Fred Turnage trying to call off the NAACP. Well Dr. Lee backed out but Andre an Carol raised money to go. It was not Andre and Carol who started the Protest Process ignant. You needed to have done just a little bit more research.

I am not going to respond to all of the other b.s. in your response because you are just repeating yourself of mess you continue to say that means ab so damn lute ly nothing.

But I love how you say you spoke to the folk in Ward 1 and they are telling you because you don’t know anything about the Ward because 1s of all hell you are ignant to what the boundaries of the Ward is. Hell since it is unknown where you live, you might be talking to some folk in Pinetops. Oh but you don’t want to talk to me. Wrong answer you should have listened.

As a serial entrepreneur. Someone with 25 years of corporate experience in managing people, mentoring our youth, creating businesses. I ask you to select me as your next Ward representative. I will work alongside you to ensure Ward 1 will have a voice as we move Rocky Mount forward regaining our national recognitions.

You mean as a SERIAL CROOK don’t you?

You say 25 years of corporate experience and that may some good to you but right now tell us where you live. You damn sure don’t live at 2009 Rosewood Ave. The Citizens of Rocky Mount have that right to know where you live. Matter of a fact since you want to come for me then let’s do it. I will be checking with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections to see what address they have on file because again you are doing some felony mess in my opinion.

Bro. Man what is your current address?

Is it 2009 Philadelphia Ave.? At the rate you are going I do know where I believe it is going to be and that is 2009 Penitentiary.

See my response to Tarrick’s Original Post: Rocky Mount NC – Tarrick Pittman This Dude Right Here Has Taken Elections To A Whole New Level

Tarrick Pittman
Candidate for City Council, Ward 1


Curmilus Dancy II
The Political Agitator The Watch Dog of The East

Rocky Mount NC – Carleton House put up for sale (The True Message Around This Finally Coming To A Head)

The Political Agitator’s response: So glad to see Gerstl tell the real story behind this deal. But Lige Daughtridge Community Council and others have been blaming the council for this project not happening. He said the $55,000 did not break or make the deal. The Special Cs just lie, lie, lie!

A real estate investor told the Telegram he and his team of partners have decided not to restore a former downtown motor lodge and restaurant and have placed the location on the market.

“There’s a lot of reasons why we decided not to proceed with this project,” Jesse Gerstl said about the Carleton House site, which is in the 200 block of North Church Street. “I think the main is that we’ve got a lot of other projects going on in downtown — and this was a very big project and the timing wasn’t really right.”

Gerstl declined to state how much he and his team are asking for the location, which is listed online with the Mumford Co., which specializes in advising hotels, and with the Chambliss & Rabil real estate company.

A check of Mumford’s website showed the list price for the location at $1.55 million.

While not stating the price, Gerstl told the Telegram he and his team are offering the property for sale for what he and his team presently have invested in the location.

“We’re not trying to make a profit off of this,” Gerstl said. “We still believe this is a very important piece in the downtown redevelopment puzzle . . . (Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – Sample ballot fuels speculation (Damn But Gwen Wilkins Said The Ballot Was Ok)

The Political Agitator’s response: This is about Voter Integrity and a key player Gwen Wilkins now can’t be reached but said it was ok to do a ballot in response to when Bronson Williams posted about the ballot on his Facebook page. But what tickles the hell out of me is that Sandy Roberson says: Roberson said he has stayed within the bounds of the law during the campaign. “I have obeyed all the campaign finance laws,” Roberson said. “We have run a clean campaign.” But over the past several weeks Sandy has had to address things going on with his election. It began with Sandy Roberson for Mayor on Moe Deloach shirts during the camp held Juneteenth weekend. The Baskerville School Back To School mess. The Johnson School Back to School mess. Now the most recent the ballots oh and the emails to teachers using their school email. It is obvious that with all of the things that have been going on, Sandy says he is not aware of it but he keeps happening. So he must have not had a talk with The Street Team who he says are using him. SMDH!

A sample ballot for the Rocky Mount elections is making the rounds and at least one candidate is concerned that the ballot is confusing voters because it does not identify its source as required by law.

The ballots in question list the whole slate of candidates running in Rocky Mount elections, even though real individual ballots list only the post of mayor and the candidates for a voter’s ward, if that seat is up for election.

The sample ballot marks choices for Sandy Roberson as mayor, Tarrick Pittman for Ward 1, Gwen Wilkins for Ward 3, T.J. Walker Jr. for Ward 4 and Lige Daughtridge for Ward 5.

No legend is displayed at the bottom of the sample ballot indicating its source. The top of the sample ballot simply reads: “We, the Street Team, ask that you vote for the candidates below that are marked.”

Councilman Andre Knight, who is being challenged by Pittman for the Ward 1 seat, said he feels the ballots are deliberately deceptive.

“My concern is not with who an individual chooses to vote for, but with an official Board of Elections ballot being misrepresented,” Knight said. “Anyone can give out a ballot if it is clear who is endorsing and who is distributing them.”

According to state campaign finance law, “A legend (the information stating who paid for and authorized the advertisement . . . (Read More)

Rocky Mount NC – United Rocky Mount Press Conference (Sandy Claus Coming To Town) Rocky Mount City Council Election Heats Up!

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Rocky Mount NC – City Council Race Heats Up With Sandy Claus (Sandy Roberson) vs The Grinch (Andre Knight)

Sandy Roberson for Mayor

If I am Sandy Claus – Does that make Andre Knight the Grinch?

Hell no it does not make Andre the Grinch because Andre has served the community well. It is unfortunate that some Black Folk have been listening to the Special Cs whom have been trying to discredit him over the years.

Earlier this week City Councilman Andre Knight lobbed a verbal tirade about my campaign calling me Sandy Claus…

It is a fact that during the Moe Deloatch Basketball thingy during the Juneteenth that was sponsored by the city you bought Moe some T-Shirts for the children. You had Sandy Roberson for Mayor on the Sleeves. When I asked Moe about it he got offensive and said that it ain’t going to matter because them Black Folk can’t read talking about the parents of the children. I said really! Sandy Claus came in June!

Shortly after that it was something held at Baskerville School where you were Sandy again when you gave a way school supplies and cooked hot dogs. Sandy Clause delivered.

Sandy Claus did some other things leading up to the early voting.

Sandy Claus delivered in August with book bags for students and bags for the teachers.

Sandy Claus has had some poor folk on the grounds passing out campaign literature and getting paid from what some of the workers say.

well that begs the question – what has his leadership brought to our city. Let’s look:

According to the NC Department of Public Instruction – 50% of our public schools are receiving failing grades

This is too ignant! What does Andre Knight have to do with the school system? This is a Nash County Commissioner job to fund the school system not the City Council. Andre, myself and others have been actively engaged in some school issues over the years and we tried to keep OR Pope School opened but they said it was not suitable for students. Well this week it was reported that a Charter School was looking at being housed there. Where were you? Where were you when the White Girls featured in the Cone Heads attire when we went to the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School Board about that and numerous issues over the years.

We have a failure to curb violent crime, drug related shootings and gang activity

Damn I just love it you have campaigned on working with the Rocky Mount Chief of Police so you are going after the Chief because Andre is not the Chief of Police and has not a damn thing to do with the committing of crime and the enforcement of the law. You say violet crime drug related shootings and gang activity. So how do you know it is drug related shooting and gang activity? I didn’t get that Memo. Oh but Fighting Crime probably got that bit of information.

When comparing our home values in Rocky Mount to other cities nearby we see our home values are declining.

Damn what has Andre got to do with home values declining? But I would think that the housing values are going up with the influx of jobs coming to town and they are not being delivered by Sandy Claus.

earning potential with wages and salaries is lower than the state average.

When in the hell did Andre Knight and the Rocky Mount City Council become responsible for wages and salaries?

The city’s economic development team was dismantled losing us the prestigious National Main Street certification and development throughout downtown has stalled.

Wow! So Bronson Williams this is what Lige Daughtridge was talking about when we were leaving the City Council meeting last week when he said funny how Andre Knight was talking about the Economic Development and he was he (Lige) was on the board. Bronson asked Lige so how many members on the board. So I asked Bronson what in the hell was that all about. The issue of downtown development what does that have to do with Andre so help me understand. I do believe some issues around downtown development has been dealt with.

But if you listen to Andre and his political team – he will tell us that everything is just fine in Rocky Mount.

I have been knowing Andre Knight since the late 90’s and I have never heard him say everything was alright in Rocky Mount. Hell he went to Philadelphia and fought against Rocky Mount receiving the All-American City status. Because Andre recognized and understood then leading up to now that hell no everything ain’t in Rocky Mount so therefore he came back and began to prepare to run for a seat on the Rocky Mount City Council. Because the Ward 1 Seat was coming up, he moved over to the East Side, I repeat to the East Side of Rocky Mount so he could get on the council and help Reuben Blackwell fight for equality for all throught the entire city of Rocky Mount.

Around that same time I encouraged Andre to run for President of the NAACP so I could have some young folk to help me carry out the mission of the NAACP because some of the older folk had digressed to being soft on the fight for freedom and equality. I recognized and understood that if I could get some young folk involved in the fight they could attract young folk to join us.

But Black Folk because of the slave mentality and scared to speak truth to power, many Black Folk were uncomfortable with Andre, myself and some others boldly speaking out so they would be silent when the Special Cs came for us trying to discredit us. But when these same Black Folk needed someone to fight their fight they had/have no problem calling Andre and myself for help.

He wants to criticize my campaign for raising $177,000. I will tell you I would not be able to raise that much money if people were happy with City Hall right now.

I don’t think it is so much of being critical of how much money you have raised but the just showing how much is being spent for a seat on the council that will have very little influence when a Ward Seat is where the Power is but some folk are being mislead to think otherwise. We know what is going on, you are the figure head for the GOP Candidate Lige Daughtridge along with carrying Tarrick Pittman and Gwen Wilkins along for the ride to attempt to UNSEAT Andre Knight and Richard Joyner.

The Special Cs didn’t just become unhappy but been unhappy every since 2003 when the Rocky Mount City Council became a Black Majority Council. But it is understandable that the WSBS (White Supremacy Bull S…) is in full effect because they want to take the city back. They been mad with Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell, Lois Watkins and more recent Richard Joyner.

The folks at City Hall want to keep everything Status Quo. If you like where we are then vote for the incumbents.

Anyone who do not like what the incumbents have done and have in process, then they are being mislead by the Special Cs who have declared WAR on the Black Leadership. Where was all of the energy when Andre Knight was fighting ElectriCities to lower the light bills since Andre Knight, myself and some others found out at Truth Tabernacle when we held a Utilities meeting back in the early 2000’s when Rich Worsinger and the Utilities Commissioner told us about the deal and how it affected Rocky Mount and 20 other cities. It was Andre Knight who fought that fight after getting on the ElectriCities Board and I took off work and went and videoed some of the meetings were they met monthly in Wilson NC.

I will argue that we need new leadership and a new direction at City Hall. We need a new Mayor and City Council who will put Rocky Mount on the right course. That’s what this election is all about.

I am still trying to figure out what the damn course you and the other Special Cs are talking about because this council has been more transparent than any council before them. This council has not been divided on the issues that have come before them and it has not been voting down racial lines but they have been voting together. The mayor has not had a vote since dating back to 2003 so I am trying to figure out what you think you will be able to do but sign off on what the council will put before you.

I believe the voters of Rocky Mount are smart enough to see through all the smokescreens.

Can you please explain what the smokescreens are please educate us. Those of us who have not bought into the WSBS want to know what the smokescreens are so we can have a visual of what you see.

They know our city is falling behind and that’s why it’s time for major change.

They who know? Falling behind, what? I agree and some others agree that it is time for a major change. That is it is time for a Black Mayor to reflect the RACIAL MAKE UP of the city. Hell no I am not saying it is time for a Black Mayor just because but only because there has been a Young Black Man who has been actively engaged in the Rocky Mount City Government business. Bronson Williams has not been only attending the council meetings for years, but he has been a voice for citizens as he has challenged the City Government to do things different and has represented some citizens when they had light bill issues and other. But damn I guess you agree with Kevin Jones that going to a city council meeting for 2 hours means nothing. But damn by not attending the meetings make all the candidates for mayor ignant to the fact of what has been going on over the years. This is why Bronson Williams can be an effective mayor because he already has a repore with many in the community and they could feel good about contacting him to reach out to the council members to handle their concerns unlike you and the others will have to come in and build a relationship with the council members.

Join me in this campaign. I will work to unify our city and will focus on the real issues that impact real people.

So what are the real issues? The real issue is Community Council Lige Daughtridge, Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson, WHIG-TV Sandra Smith & Robbie Davis, Fighting Crime Kat, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Barry Rehms, Tales of an Educated Debutante aka Adrian Harrold Wood, Lottie Mae Parker, Pastor Thomas Ray Green, Ron Green, Samuel Battle, Rita Mozzell-Carter, Reggie Barrett, Tarrick Pittman and some others who are blinded by the real trues that have been going on within the city.

Sandy Claus vs The Grinch?

The real Claus came on the scene back in 2003 and has been delivering some good things. The real Grinch just came on the scene in 2019. Go figure!

Sandy Roberson

Candidate for Mayor

I am The Political Agitator The Watch Dog of The East!

Sandy Roberson response to the Video: Rocky Mount NC – United Rocky Mount Press Conference (Sandy Claus Coming To Town) Rocky Mount City Council Election Heats Up!

Rocky Mount NC – The More Johnny Cunningham Share Them Messages From Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson The More I Love Me Some Ralph

The Political Agitator’s response: Damn these messages by Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson gets gooder an gooder! Wow! I believe Steve was saying, Why….cant believe white folk cant have a plan….lololol. I believe (Why….) could be Why Niggers oh just my ignant opinion. Confirmation about Lige Daughtridge saying that Douglas Block took all of the downtown money. Wow said that Sandy Roberson has had family in RMT before it was founded. Damn it now! So I guess Sandy Claus has really come to town to claim the city. I am just talking about what he said. Don’t Blame Me! Wow! Steve ended this segment talking about time is ripe before next generation expands like Cooper and others. Cooper is Cooper Blackwell and others are young Black Folk who are waking up. Folk I done told y’all that Steve is a RACIST! He is confirming who some others are as well. But this is just my ignant opinion. Hell I am just going by what he said! Don’t Blame Me!