RE: FCBOE Corruption 2010 Revisited: Frederick Douglas Foundation on WSSU

Previous election tampering from 2010 by Winston Salem State University was ignored this year when the Forsyth County Board of Elections voted last week to allow WSSU to be an early voting site again.  During the 2010 election cycle, the university was caught sending out over 6000 partisan emails with the use of publicly owned property for the Democratic Party.  The following is the 2010 response from the Frederick Douglas Foundation.

The Frederick Douglass Foundationof North Carolina“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them,neither persons nor property will be safe.”                                                  Frederick Douglass 
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Media Contact: Kevin Daniels October 21, 2010                      or (336) 499-1589
Winston Salem State University Breaks Election Law
North Carolina – Winston Salem State University (WSSU) recently sent an email to thousands of staff and students urging them to volunteer at the polls and distribute official Democratic Party Candidate Listing. 
“Election tampering is illegal,” said Kevin Daniels, President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina.  “At the very least, Winston Salem State University should be stripped of having the privelege of being an early voting site.” 
Winston Salem State University retracted the email only after Nathan Tabor, Chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party, called the Chancellor’s office.
Dr. Timothy Johnson, Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation stated, “It is sad when public institutions like WSSU perpetuate the very essence of the problems in voter education. By assuming all Blacks are Democrats or that Blacks have no other option but to vote Democrat go counter to the purpose for higher education.”  Johnson continued, ”As a publically funded school, WSSU should either stay completely out of politics or permit “all” political parties equal access at the same time to potential voters attending their school.”

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