Cock fighting, sex scandals, absentee votes and the NC legislature

The Winston-Salem Journal has a three-part series that tries to sort out the convoluted story of the struggle for control of the town council of Ronda, North Carolina, a small town with just over 400 residents.

The Wautaugawatch posted about the whole affair back in November, summarizing the key players. In short, it involves a Republican involved in cock-fighting, his Tea Bagger girlfriend who was involved with a sex scandal with a Republican now serving in the General Assembly, and a Democratic mayor that was the target of a special law passed by the NC state legislature. The whole mess has wound up in court.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

If you think this is some local political tempest in a teapot, keep in mind that the Tea Bagger legislature was all over getting involved in this tiny little race involving less than two hundred votes and a possible misuse of absentee ballots and write-in candidates to take control in the town.

What do you think the Republicans will do when the stakes are higher?