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‘DUMP TRUMP’: South Carolina Elections Chairman resigns after he and his wife accused of removing and defacing Trump signs

With the election just 19 days away, a chairman of a South Carolina board of elections was caught playing dirty – and is paying the price in a resignation.

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Chairman of the Georgetown County Board of Voter Registration and Elections in South Carolina resigned Wednesday after he and his wife were accused of removing and vandalizing Donald Trump yard signs, according to numerous sources. 

A resident of Pawleys Island filed a report with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, claiming that his Trump/Pence campaign yard signs were disappearing. 

After looking at footage from a deer camera placed in his yard on October 4, the resident discovered something unimaginable. The video shows someone taking one sign and damaging another by writing “dump” over the president’s name, according to the Coastal Observer. 

Caught red-handed. 

Or, better yet, blue handed. 

An incident report released later identified the offender as Dean Smith, who was seen on camera driving away with his wife, according to WPDE, via the Daily Caller. 

Smith, who has served on the elections board for 15 years, resigned Wednesday, two days after Republican Party officials filed a complaint with the Sheriff’s office. Rita Smith, Smith’s wife and HOA president came clean about defacing the sign but claims the circumstances were different than those described in the report. 

According to the Observer, she allegedly received a complaint from a property owner in September about a resident violating the HOA rules by hanging a Trump flag on his garage. 

Dean released a statement in response to the complaint: 

“This is actually an HOA issue. We have regulations against the signs. The people that reported this, put a sign on someone else’s property without their knowledge and they insulted and attacked my wife who is the HOA president and asked them to get rid of the signs. The camera that took our picture was also put on someone else’s property.” 

Regardless of the reasoning, vandalism is never the answer – especially for an election official. 

“Our emotions got the better of us,” Rita said. 

“It was because we were angry with the other resident,” Dean said. 

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8 Comments

  1. Bill

    October 15, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Freaking democrats just can’t admit they f’d up. It’s always “but he did this and she did that, and that’s why I did what I did…”. Give me a break.

  2. IraMad

    October 15, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    It’s mind boggling that these people think they can get away with anything…if they come up with a bizarre excuse!

  3. Robert

    October 15, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    The outrageous juvenile behavior of those on the left just because they can’t handle the fact that Trump beat Hillary is just unbelievable! The sham Russian hoax, ridiculous impeachment and deplorable behavior of Democrat Senators in the Kavanaugh confirmation were baffling! Not to mention the petty behavior as the Democrats as to Attorney General Barr testimony a couple months ago and Pelosi’s antics at the SOTU! I’d say their emotions”getting the best of them” is a common issue for the left.

  4. LeftyLiesNoSurprise

    October 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    That is clearly one of the stupidest excuses I have ever heard. It’s about time our side wins one!

  5. Dale Wilson

    October 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Excuses are the crutches of the weak and of children. People like this need to grow up and quit blaming others for their actions!

  6. Frank Daddino

    October 16, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Oh those upstanding citizens who damaged Trump,Pence signs in S.Car. who held a high ranking position with the board of elections apologized and blamed it on anger,anger for not getting their way,so are we to believe this was an isolated incident, wanna buy a bridge

  7. King Rightnour

    December 12, 2020 at 7:40 am

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  8. Jame Eagleson

    December 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Well I guess the votes are in from the electoral college. It sounds like they are in agreement that Joe Biden won. I think President Trump still has something to say about that though. I think he’s still pursuing his lawsuits. What do you think about all that?

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Obtained Emails on Election Night Heighten Georgia’s Mysterious Ballot-Counting

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Just the News has obtained internal emails from election workers in Georgia’s Fulton County has increased confusion and mystery regarding the November presidential elections. As a reminder, Just the News writes, “Uncertainty arose regarding the ballot processing operation at Fulton County’s State Farm Arena on and after Election Night, when ballot-scanning apparently continued even after most election workers had reportedly been sent home.”

Affidavits from Election Night poll workers state they were directed by officials to stop working around 10:30 pm on November 3rd, and return at 8:30 am the next day. Multiple local and national media outlets reported absentee ballot counting stopped around 10:30 pm and cited county spokeswoman Regina Waller.

In truth, counting at the State Farm Arena continued past 10:30 pm. Waller herself told JTN in December that contrary to media reports, many citing her, that she had “stated to all media…that although several workers were released to go home, a small team remained behind to assist with scanning ballots.”

Through an open records request, JTN obtained a few suspect emails, in which Waller does in fact state counting ended at around 10:30 pm. The email, timestamped at 10:22 pm on Nov. 3, addressed to several county officials as well as State Farm Arena spokesman Garin Narain stated, “the workers in the Absentee Ballot Processing area will get started again at 8 am tomorrow.”

When reached for comment via email, Waller only stated the email “was in response to a question received asking when all workers would return” but did not respond to a request to see the original email to which she was responding. So then why did she keep a “small” team behind?

Another email from Fulton County Interagency Affairs Manager Fran Phillips-Calhoun timestamped at 11:15 pm that same night, almost an hour after Waller said counting stopped, Phillips-Calhoun’s email may suggest otherwise. “FYI-[the Secretary of State’s office] just sort of threw the team under the bus stating that ‘we had a great day, but we decided to throw in the towel for the night even though the public is waiting…’ on the results.”

Phillips-Calhoun’s email was sent to Waller and several other county staffers. Phillips-Calhoun did not respond to requests for comment, nor did the message specify which statement from the Secretary of State’s office she was referring to.

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Election 2020

Pro-Trump super PAC rebrands to ‘stop Joe’s corruption, socialist agenda, liberalism’

It’s new name? Committee to Defeat the President. 

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A super PAC that heavily supported President Trump during the 2020 presidential campaign is changing its direction to focus on the new administration. 

The Committee to Defend the President officially rebranded itself on Wednesday as Joe Biden takes office. Its mission is now aimed at taking down the incoming democrat. 

It’s new name? Committee to Defeat the President. 

During the 2020 campaign cycle, the PAC reportedly raised more than $16 million to support Trump and his “America First policy agenda, BizPacReview reports. The group will now focus on “undermining” Biden’s agenda. 

“NEW NAME. SAME MISSION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT & STOP JOE’s Corruption…Socialist Agenda…Liberalism,” the website says. 

The committee told Fox News it plans to match its 2020 fundraising during the 2022 election cycle, and pledges a seven-figure investment “to expose the Biden-Harris administration and other Democrats for their left-wing politics.” 

The group will push new ads, opposition research, social media engagement, and “other innovative tactics.” 

The PAC’s “new mission is to save Americans from the radical, dangerous policies of the Biden-Harris administration,” Ted Harvey, the group’s chairman, said. 

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will work around the clock to reverse the unprecedented progress of the Trump presidency,” Harvey added. 

“From day one, we simply cannot let that happen. It is our patriotic duty to work around the clock and stop them – before the damage done to America becomes irreversible,” he said. 

But, this isn’t the first time the PAC has switched gears. 

Founded in 2013, it was originally called the Stop Hillary Pac, according to BizPacReview. 

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