The big news is in. Clay Aiken has announced his intentions of filing to run in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District.
Now before you go telling everybody that Clay Aiken doesn’t know anything about politics and elections in North Carolina, remember that in 2009 Clay Aiken’s voter registration was challenged because he was voting in Wake County when he resided in Chatham County. And, it wasn’t as if he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong because everytime we vote in North Carolina we must certify that we live at the address that is recorded in the county where we are voting. We do this by signing a statement that informs us that it is a violation of the law to claim an old address as a voting address.
Aiken withdrew his voter registration in Wake County only after his registration was officially challenged. Aiken didn’t take his voter fraud seriously though and at the time called it a “technical dispute.”
Other Democrats who have expressed interest in running for the 2nd Congressional District seat: Keith Crisco, Asheboro and Toni Morris, Fayetteville.
Republicans who have announced their intention to run for the seat: Renee Ellmers (incumbent) and Frank Roche, Cary.
May 6, 2014 Primary dates to remember –
February 10 – Candidate filing begins (12 noon)
February 28 – Candiate filing ends (12 noon)
April 11 – Deadline to register to vote
April 24 – Early voting begins
April 29 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
May 3 – Early voting ends
May 6 – Primary Day