Board to consider Cosby petition
by TCT Staff
July 30, 2014 08:43 PM | 2189 views | 6 6 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Cherokee County Board of Elections will hold a special called meeting today to consider a former Canton T.E.A. Party leader’s petition to add her name to the Nov. 4 ballot.

Carolyn Cosby submitted a nomination petition with about 7,750 signatures on July 8, in an effort to get her name added to the ballot in November to run against Cherokee Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens.

Today, the Board of Elections will hold a special meeting to consider her petition.

The meeting is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Albert L. Stone Elections Building, 400 East Main St. in downtown Canton.

Ahrens defeated challenger Jackie Archer in the Republican primary election in May, and is now unopposed in the general election.

If Cosby’s petition is verified by the Elections Office, she will run against Ahrens as an independent candidate in November.

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GA Voter
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August 01, 2014
Don Vice is an example of the type of people who support Cosby.

As was pointed out in the meeting (7/31) Cosby and her crew did not follow the letter of the law.

Over 1,000 signatures were tossed - most were not Cherokee Voters.

How dumb is it to not be able to ask if one is a "currently registered voter" and "when was the last time you voted?"

Moreover, Independents could have run in the primary and choose not to.

Plus if you did not like the current chair, someone could have run as a Democrat.

Lots of early options.

Just because she has sour grapes, do not blame the incumbent.
Little Birdie
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July 31, 2014
Mrs. Cosby is as corrupt as the official she is running against. Her ethics violations go back years. Most of her supporters are good people. I don's understand why they support her without questioning her ethics violations. Do you really want to replace an unethical candidate for another? The Georgia campaign ethics laws are on line and easy to understand. Read them.
Jimmy Johns
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August 05, 2014
Well, Ms Birdy - you can ask any of the 7000 people who signed the partition.

Available on Facebook Cosby Partition

and Cosby Boodoggle
Don Vice
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July 31, 2014
Well, so her over 7,500 signatures by registered voters will be counted and not "stored" by a whim

to attempt to disallow her from being on the ballot?

Following this it seems the "in's" are trying everything in their power to thwart the wishes of independent voters. It's apparent Cosby followed the law to the letter but corrupt officials are doing their best to protect commissioner Ahrens who has political "power" so we voters are getting ready

to have our ballots cast!
SFret2
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July 31, 2014
How many valid signatures were needed to qualify? Why a "Special" meeting? Didn't she turn in her petitions in on time?
GA Voter
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August 01, 2014
A 'special meeting' had to be called for a Board to take official action, notify the press, and the other legal to do.

And she squeeked by with 30 votes only because the Board allowed the 90 unreadables.
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