There seems to be a problem in North Carolina with the State Board of Elections; while discussing elections with the public civil servants at the country level have refused to say the Pledge of allegiance and residents are calling them out.
In the most recent video footage, a meeting was held on October 5, 2021, in Harnett County, North Carolina, according to witnesses, to discuss Absentee Ballots.
In the footage below, a man who identifies himself as a Harnett County resident is seen rising to walk to a podium, where he says that he has something to say during public comment.
Then he points at the American flag in the corner and says:
“I think that it is pretty shameful that you guys will not say the Pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the meeting. That flag represents every single person in this room and those who have shed blood so you guys can stand here and not say the Pledge. So I am going to ask every American that actually cares about this country to stand up and lets say the Pledge of allegiance.
“A county board of elections in eastern North Carolina is facing growing criticism for rebuking requests to add the Pledge of Allegiance to its agendas — and for threatening to arrest people who stand and recite it at board meetings. Bladen County Board of Elections Chairwoman Louella Thompson issued the warning after a group of protesters spontaneously stood to recite the Pledge at a Tuesday meeting, according to The Bladen Journal and other news outlets. On Wednesday, Thompson released a statement to McClatchy News confirming her intent to have deputies arrest people who say the Pledge at inopportune moments during board meetings.
THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE PLEDGE, THE FLAG, WHO DIED, OR WHO VOTES…
I wrote about the leadership at the State Board of Elections, who is in a battle with the Republican Legislature over their interest in auditing voting machines.
Just in case you wanted to know-
“Absentee voting allows registered voters to vote on a day other than Election Day. There are three types of absentee voting in North Carolina. Click the links below for more information.
Any registered North Carolina voter can request a mail-in absentee ballot. This type of absentee voting allows a voter or a near relative or legal guardian to request that an absentee ballot be sent to the voter by mail. The voter may vote the ballot and return it to the county board of elections by the ballot return deadline.
Absent uniformed services members (and their eligible dependents) and U.S. citizens living outside of the United States may request an absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). This federal act and its corresponding law in this state allows uniformed service members and overseas citizens who are absent from their county of residence in North Carolina to request, receive and return an absentee ballot under special rights.
One-stop absentee voting (in-person absentee voting, or early voting) allows registered voters to go in person to their county board of elections office (or an alternative location) to vote an absentee ballot. One-stop absentee voting is conducted starting on the Third Thursday before the election and ends at 1:00 p.m. on the last Saturday before the election.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776