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WFAE Talks, Episode 60: Removal Of Rowan Elections Board Chairman, CMS Boundary Lines, Magnets


You wouldn't expect someone to be named chairman of a county's elections board when posting on social media statements such as:  “To hell with the Lesbos, Queers, Liberals and baby killers.” Or, “God Bless the Confederate States of America,"  -- and then noting it's been "illegally occupied" since 1865. Yet, this summer Malcolm "Mac" Butner became chairman of the Rowan County Board of Elections.

That changed Thursday, when the state Board of Elections removed him by a 3-2 vote. Reporter Tom Bullock discusses this story and how Butner was named to the position in the first place. Plus, Lisa Worf discusses the process the CMS Board is going through in redrawing boundary lines and expanding magnet schools.