The last thing I need in a political race is for something to happen to discredit me as a candidate. Just an appearance of impropriety is enough to tarnish a person, even if it is not true. This is why I contacted the Johnston County Board of Elections before even considering participating in the WMPM ad sales rate cover up. I wrote about this earlier in this blog. I wanted to avoid any accusations of doing anything illegal. It can bite you if you don't. Allegations of illegal activity have come to the public attention in another race. Ironically enough, the following story is from the WMPM web site.
Postcard Alleging Misconduct By Elected Officials Muddies Tuesday's Race - Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide a number of contested races. In one local town, handwritten postcards to voters alleging criminal activity, infidelity and misconduct have made the race very ugly. In the town of Coats, Commissioner B.W. Holland has filed a complaint with the Board of Elections over the postcards. There are seven candidates, including two incumbents, seeking three at-large seats on the Coats Town Board. Two are running for the vacant mayors seat. Some residents believe the postcards were written to discredit certain candidates, while others believe they will have no bearing on the outcome of the elections. The NC Board of Elections is investigating the illegal mailings.