I FOUGHT THE LAW: Micheal Morgan, left with supporter Matt Magoo after Morgan's candidacy was canceled by the Buncombe County Board of Elections. The board said the state constitution prohibits former felons such as Morgan from serving as sheriff, though filing forms don't make that clear. Photo by Able Allen

Morgan’s sheriff bid canceled in emergency meeting

The Buncombe County Board of Elections announced in a hearing that Michael Morgan, who had filed to run for Buncombe County sheriff, was disqualified due to his conviction on a felony charge. The board apologized to Morgan, explaining that the state constitution explicitly disallows convicted felons from serving as sheriff, though filing forms don’t make that clear.