Is there some other way to read this?
I am the County Chairman of Caldwell County and know for a fact that a person, now deceased, who lived as a young man in Caldwell County and moved to Raleigh many years ago to pursue a business in running campaigns and later had a State Government job, was registered to vote in Wake County. However, after he got the 10th District Congressional Congressional Race for McHenry's opponent as a client, he re-registered to vote in Caldwell County while living still in Wake County. We in Caldwell County knew about this----but---- he was a Republican and we did not want to "say bad about another Republican". Now what is the difference in this "story" and your allegations? I have been a faithful reader and subscriber of your paper and have encouraged a local man to become involved with you paper. Now, I feel I must reconsider my support and faithfulness to your paper. Jo Murray, Caldwell County Republican Chairman
There's also this editor's note: "Ms. Murray's emails are signed 'Jo Murray (Sen. Jacumin)'. As well as holding the office of Chair of the Caldwell County Republican Party, she works as an assistant and constituent liaison for Sen. Jacumin."
The context is Ms. Murray's unhappiness with the North Carolina Conservative's reporting on Congressman McHenry's possible involvement with more recent vote fraud. Never mind that the behavior Ms. Murray tolerated (condoned?) was and is a Class I felony. Never mind that the sanctity of the ballot box is what protects every other freedom and privilege we enjoy as citizens. The criminal was a Republican, and gol durn, the NCGOP comes first!
This is not a right/left or a Republican/Democratic thing. It needs to be said loud and clear by leaders in both parties and by regular joes like you and me that Ms. Murray's vision of party loyalty is a danger to the health of our democracy.
What can you do? You can email Senator Jacumin (Jimja@ncleg.net) and ask him whether Ms. Murry speaks for his office in this regard (she is his liaison, after all). You can also email the party chairs (Jerry Meek at email@example.com and NCGOP Interim Chairman Linda Daves at LCDaves@aol.com) and ask them whether loyalty to party should come before our responsibility to our communities and to our democracy. And, of course, you can email Ms. Murray at the address she provided and give her a chance to explain herself (but be nice, or else the place will be crawling with trolls).