It Ended with a Whimper
On Wednsday, the North Carolina General Assembly finally did its job and settled the election for the Superintendent of Public Instruction - essentially, the person who runs the NC public schools. With that vote, the Democrat June Atkinson won the office with 93 votes. Bill Fletcher, the Republican candidate, got 21 votes. 26 others could not decide, and the rest didn't vote.
With this, Atkinson was sworn in as the new Superintendent. However, may feelings remain the same as they did when I posted about the topic earlier. The General Assembly did its job properly. If we had used Mr. Fletcher's solution - a sort of "fuzzy math" if you will - the state would have been thrust into a sort of trivia that would have forced the state to play voter and decide if a ballot was a "pure" ballot or a "dirty" ballot. We've seen how Florida fared with this and it resulted in this.
I don't want to see it - again.