The Buncombe County Democratic Party has raised nearly $47,000 this year — more than twice what the Buncombe County Republican Party has collected — according to the latest financial disclosure reports from the North Carolina Board of Elections. Click through for more, including video of a recent BCGOP telethon.
The Buncombe County Republican Party is crying foul, claiming that members of the Democratic Party conducted campaign activities in violation of electioneering buffer requirements at a downtown early voting site. After the jump is a video made by the BCGOP showing the alleged violations.
Area politics kick into higher gear as the Buncombe County Democratic precinct meetings take place on Saturday, and the newly organized Young Republicans have a kickoff party on Monday.
At a press conference today, Buncombe County Republican officials and activists criticized the defacing of a “Vote Republican” billboard, which was spray-painted with “Drop bombs on families!!!?”
The Buncombe County Republican Party will submit complaints alleging that election law was violated when James Taylor concert tickets were given away “at several polling locations,” according to a statement issued this afternoon.
Tim Johnson takes the helm of the local GOP as the party prepares for a big election year.
Avery’s Creek resident Mark Delk will head Buncombe County Republican Party.
In the wake of the sudden resignation in early May of its new chair, Mike Harris, the Buncombe County Republican Party has been through the rumor mill and come out on the other side.