Wilson NC: Sheriff responds to campaign attack – Wilson NC

The Political Agitator Response: It is sad when candidates have to spend time dealing with ignant racist ass folk. It is evident that Gardner is campaigning on don’t vote for this black man. Thank you Sheriff Woodard for your setting the record straight.

Incumbent Sheriff Calvin Woodard said there’s a lot about politics he wishes weren’t true.

“I really wish candidates didn’t have to raise money to run for office,” Woodard said Friday afternoon. “I like meeting and talking with the people of Wilson County. But I think campaigns should be based on the candidate’s platform. Unfortunately, there is the raising money portion of this.”

Woodard doesn’t believe the person with the biggest war chest is automatically victorious.

Woodard, a Democrat, faces Republican Joey Gardner in the November election.

“I think people want to know your work record, your history,” Woodard said. “I think the people of Wilson County believe in this office and believe in me and know I am dedicated to getting the job done.” (Source: Read more)

Wilson NC: Wilson Was voter ID accepted early in Wilson? State investigates new complaint – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator Response: Good job Zette McArn and Bob James this is democracy at it’s best. We all must be engaged making sure the voting process is carried out properly leaving no voter behind.

The N.C. Board of Elections is investigating a complaint they received Tuesday alleging a precinct judge accepted voter IDs from residents in the November election.

Voter IDs laws don’t go into effect until 2016.

The complaint included a screen capture of a Facebook post reportedly from Bobby Pittman from November that stated, "Worked a predominately black precinct as a judge this past election in Wilson County. Many are already presenting their IDs with no negative recourse. Of course, I took their ID to vote.”

The precise intentions are not clear by what is written in the post and Pittman did not respond to requests to interview him.

Pittman was removed a day earlier as a precinct worker by the Wilson County Board of Elections due to an incident from the May primary not related to the voter ID complaint. In that complaint, Pittman presided as precinct chief judge as a Wilson registered voter wasn’t able to vote on his watch and then not given a provisional ballot. (Source: Wilson Times)

Edgecombe County – NC House 23 Race Shelly Willingham Wins Primary Election May 6, 2014 But Rusty Holderness Can Call For A Run-off

I commend Shelly Willingham for being consistent in his seeking to be elected to the NC General Assembly. He worked hard and he deserve the opportunity to go to Raleigh to serve the people.

Rusty Holderness on the other hand has a big choice to make by Thursday May 15 because the election is in his court. Because Willingham didn’t get 40% of the votes to declare him the winner, Holderness can choose to have a run-off or to let Willingham be the winner.

During the last week of the elections one of my resources said that it was the talk that Willingham was going to have a good chance of winning the race. Turns out my resource was right on!

I have to agree with Willingham that he will more than likely win if a run-off election was held in June.

I would have to support Willingham if there was an election to be held. So there you have it.

Edgecombe County – Sheriff James Knight vs That Other Guy That He Defeated On Tuesday May 6, 2014

I am still trying to figure out why that damn other guy ran against our fine Sheriff James L. Knight of Edgecombe County. This ignant guy talked about Sheriff has done a good job but that it was time for a change. That other guy said that the people said they wanted a change. Well 471 folks either don’t understand, in denial or just don’t care about having a fine man in office. However but the 5,000 plus let them know therwise. But from what I understand that ignant other guy still don’t get it. I heard he says he is going to work with that Republican candidate to try to unseat our fine Sheriff. Well maybe the other guy will get it in November when he see that even those good folks in the Republican Party knows that we have a fine Sheriff.

I was there when our fine Sheriff was appointed in 1996. I played a role in the appointment process as I was the 3rd Vice Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party when there were some folks out there working to get the Knight appointed. In 1998 I was the Chair of the ECDP so again I was there. I have been pleased with our Sheriff since 1996 and I stand behind him because he has proven to be one of the best, most effective and progressive Sheriff in North Carolina but not limited to.

I am calling on all the good folks of Edgecombe County to “Let’s do it again!” in November. That is my campaign slogan for November.

Kicked Off Another Facebook Page Wilson Democratic Party

Didn’t know until tonight that I have been kicked off the Wilson Democratic Party facebook page. George Fisher told me he had been kicked off so I said let me see what is going on other there and come to find out I have been kicked off. Oh well! I wonder what brought that on? Oh George told me he shared one of my post there so damn because he did that, they kicked me off. Thank you Asa Gregory.

Elections Congrats Primary 2014

Congrats to the following candidates

Edgecombe County Races

Sheriff James L. Knight whipped that guy – Will have opposition in November Knight defeats challenger in Edgecombe County sheriff race

School Board Marva Scott defeated John Edmondson – Final – Scott will have no opposition in November Challenger wins Edgecombe County school board seat

Congressman G.K. Butterfield defeated Dan Whittacre again – Will have opposition in November Incumbents win congressional primary races

NC House 24 Shelly Willingham & Rusty Holderness – Probably a run-off knocked out Taro Knight & Bronson Williams Willingham wins N.C. House District 23 race, may face runoff

NC Senate Erica Smith Ingram – defeated Clark Jenkins – Final – Ingram will have no opposition in the November Challenger unseats Jenkins in N.C. Senate District 3 race

Judge Robin Hudson – Will face Eric Levinson in November Challengers emerge in U.S. House races

US Senate Kay Hagans – Will have opposition in November election U.S. Senate: Thom Tillis easily wins Republican primary, takes aim at Democrat Kay Hagan

Nash County

Sheriff – Stanley Griffin defeated Gene Braswell – Will face Keith Stone in November Griffin wins Nash County sheriff primary race

Wilson County

Sheriff Calvin Woodard – Will have opposition in November Woodard gears up for November battle

NC House 23 Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield – Final – No opposition in November Rep. Farmer-Butterfield bests Mark Bibbs

Greene County

Senate District 5 Don DavisRoundup: Brown wins; James loses


Folks It Is Time For A Political Machine In Edgecombe County

Note: Did you know the Eastern Civic League endorsed Taro Knight for the NC House 23 seat? I have not heard any of the candidates put it out there. The interviews were held the same Saturday of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention. I didn’t make to Martin County because I went to work that morning, left, went to convention and then went back to work. This didn’t even come up in the debate that was held last Monday night.

You know I look around at who are active, who goes where and who says what when it comes to politics either be meetings and/or facebook.

I look at how folks say they love what I do, they ask me when am I going to run for an office and that I am the man. Well you see I don’t operate off of feel good, pretty words and all of that. I can tell who are sincere because if you love what I do, how many times have you donated to the cause? How many times have you said that I know it takes gas, wear and tear on your vehicle, food when moving around, you have equipment ie: video cameras 2 to be exact, video dubbing machines 2 to be exact, photo camera, laptops 2 to be exact, has to buy DVD’s, DVD cases, pens to write on cases and recently I have purchased some labels that I will use on cases for special occasions.

Well folks you can quit asking when I am running because I ain’t running for anything until I hit the lottery and/or come into some legal money because I will not take what little money I have to run a campaign. I already don’t have any and struggle doing what I do out of pocket now. I be damn if I am going operate on folks saying one thing and doing another and then at the end of the day I am broke and don’t win the election.

I look at some folks how they think that folks are loving them during elections but unless one goes into the voting booth with them, one will never know for sure who they voted for. Now some folks family, friends and associates you can kind of bet on them doing the right thing.

Folks it is time for a political machine in Edgecombe County to come together and be unified. We need to educate ourselves so we can educate others. We need to come together in Edgecombe County and put our differences aside. We need to interview candidates and then we need to unify and support those candidates chosen.

There is a group called the Eastern Civic League (several counties in the east) and they are a political group who hold a day of interviews and they endorse local, statewide and national candidates that represent the counties that make up the group. That is good but each local county need their own group because each local county can work year round and not waiting until election time. Edgecombe County used to be in and was out until the districts were named. We are back in.

It is a damn shame that there are a few factions in Edgecombe County that I can probably count on one hand that are out here running their mouths during election time but don’t even know what the hell they are talking about. Makes no sense. But then they want to talk about what other folks ain’t doing but we are so divided by those ignant to POLITICS that we only continue to move forward by the grace of God. It sure is not because we are unified.

When we all get together we could move forward, wiser, faster and again be a force to be reckoned with. Back in the day on Election Day when the numbers came in for statewide races in Edgecombe County, most candidates declared victory.

I used to thought we had some issues in Edgecombe County but since I am very close to Wilson County and Pitt County politics, damn they are in bad shape too. Damn if it takes something major that the 3 surrounding counties had to pull together damn that is going to be scary as hell. I know those folks just like I do in Edgecombe County so I am not and will not be in shock no matter what.

I thought the Edgecombe Nash Black Political Caucus was going to be the machine when it got started but I never could join that even if it was open. And then when they took Black off the name I knew I could not be a part of that.

This election has given me another outlook at what is going on around me politically. Some folks want to say EXPERIENCE does not matter and get mad with other folks because they have it. Some folks get mad because some folks bring up truth so they get mad with them for telling the truth. Some folks don’t know the damn difference between having a debate and a forum to educate the voters on what the candidates have to say.

Folks are out here making damn promises that other folks already in office has campaigned on, worked on and can’t do anything because the Republicans have the numbers and the Democrats have a difficult time trying to make things happen. During this election if you have followed the campaign trails NC House 23 and NC House 24 a couple of the candidates talking about what they are going to do and they are running against another Democrat. Hell the Democrats in office now can’t do anything but these candidates act as if they are going to come in do the damn thing. SMDH!

Folks do your damn homework because I don’t take ELECTIONS for granted. These folks elected and/or re-elected will be representing me making laws, policies and etc. that affect my life. So hell yeah I am going to be involved at whatever level I want to get in on. I don’t give a damn if I can vote for them or not, if I can’t they will still be in office and will be representing me.

Folks don’t get mad with me because I am knowledgeable on what is going on around me, know nearly all the elected officials, want a be elected officials, community leaders and individuals who may make statements either in person, in the media and/or especially on facebook. I am watching, listening and I will challenge. So many folks will not say nothing but I be damn if I am going to change my morals for no one when it comes to politics. I say what I mean, mean what I say and if I should say something that is not correct I will get it right. I don’t know it all but that which I do, ain’t no need to get mad with me because I am damn good at what I do.

If you notice I support candidates and I don’t work campaigns unless I am invited to and I choose to. At the moment I am not working on anybody campaign but am I supportive of some campaigns, hell yeah! I know I can provide some valuable input. I ain’t saying that I can make them win either so don’t get it twisted. I know I am effective too because I have had conversation with those whom I don’t support so obviously they think I make a little difference during the election season.

After the May Primary on tomorrow, will you in Edgecombe County who wants to be politically active and have made comments about tomorrow’s election and possibly working on someone’s campaign be willing to come together as a group to be educated and be willing to educate others so that we can put together a political machine like some other counties. In Durham they have a group called the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and they interview candidates as well as I spoke of the Eastern Civic League.

I can’t hear you!