Letter: ‘Right will prevail’

Oct. 19, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

To the editor:

A recent editorial in The Dispatch heralded the election system’s need for assistance.

Kevin Kilgore, chairman of the Vance County Board of Elections, made a statement that was agreed with in the editorial (“Assistance for system is needed,” Oct. 13). He said, “In elections there has to be trust.” But while Mr. Kilgore’s statement was governed by state law, he and the BOE members’ judgment was deemed a betrayal and trust misplaced.

Garry Daeke was given the information and offered the option to file for a formal hearing, which would have cost the City of Henderson a considerable amount of money. He declined to do so.

I wish to thank Mr. Kilgore and the BOE members for defending every citizen’s right to the system’s trust while believing “right will prevail.”

I also wish to thank all the people who worked diligently to insure that all citizens can vote with assurance their vote is processed by the state of North Carolina’s laws.

There were 43 chief judges and judges at the precincts throughout the city. Thirty-six were registered Democrats, four registered Republicans and three registered unaffiliated.

Perhaps the newspaper could find equal time to work with the system to continue to ensure due process for all citizens.

We are either part of the problem or part of the solution.

Ginger Freeding

Henderson