Monday, August 03, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. BALD TIRE DEBATE REDUX!!! INSIDERS: VOTE BETWIXT FORTÉ VS. SHARP CLOSER THAN MOST EXPECT!!!
We talked about insider baseball police probs for Jackson County back in June . . . Now car complaints are a last minute election ploy among locals hoping to influence the election.
Blast from the past:
"The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is coping with a car crisis. A lack of money to provide windshield wipers, oil changes and front-end repair has frustrated deputies and has the fleet of cars falling apart . A line from the report: "Deputies driving cars with tires so bald, chords are showing through. Told not to run emergency or their tires will blow up."
There isn't much polling data available but Sheriff Forté still seems to be a safe bet to win the primary according to conventional wisdom.
However, an upset isn't completely out of the question . . .
INSIDERS CONCEDE THAT THE VOTE COULD BE CLOSE!!!
This tidbit come from a supporter of the incumbent Sheriff who has used the threat to unseat the law enforcement official in order to rally GOTV voting efforts . . .
"I think the Sheriff will win but not by a landslide. There is way more opposition out there to his administration than what's being reported right now. He's very unpopular among law enforcement and he'll really have to rely on urban support. I think he was wise to tone down some of his rhetoric as the election moved closer. What's frustrating to me is that the media is glossing over Former Sheriff Sharp's history and resignation in disgrace from the office."
We've reported both sides and some denizens of our blog community has expressed frustration with the choices in this vote.
Remember, TKC DOES NOT MAKE ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS. We're watching this contest simply as a gauge of community support for the administration of Exec Frank White and enthusiasm for voting in the time of coronavirus.
You decide . . .