Patrick Davis provided some explanation of what the suspension issue was at the Brooks County Board of Elections, and then asked a bigger question: where are the traditional media when sunshine is needed?
Patrick Davis wrote yesterday for the Macon Examiner.com, Brooks Co. Board of Elections addresses voter disenfranchisement at meeting
The main reason behind the suspension is centered around his alleged participation in qualifying and certification irregularities along with accusations of voter disenfranchisement of local citizens in regard to a sample ballot for the upcoming July 31 election.
Collins insists it is a misunderstanding, and Nancy Duncan, the chairperson of the Brooks Board of Elections, echoes those sentiments and urged the Board of Elections not to involve the Secretary of State and/or other authorities.
Davis linked and discussed to the timed video snippet from my blog post of Thursday; the one that shows the chair demanding of George Rhynes, “What are you doing?”
Then he brought up the bigger sunshine issue:
Many meetings in rural Georgia go uncovered and when sunshine is allowed to filter through the darkness of a closed door meeting that should be open to the public, it provides context and perspective.However, it brings forth a bigger question. Where is the south Georgia media? The Valdosta Daily Times. The Albany Herald. The Quitman Free Press. WCTV-TV or WALB-TV?
Where, indeed? And where is the rest of the media, the AJC, Savannah Morning News, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox? They all eventually said something about the Quitman 10. Where are they now?