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Wake Board of Elections ends Clay Aiken probe

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The Clay Aiken voting saga has apparently come to an end.

The Wake County Board of Elections decided at today's preliminary hearing that there's probable cause that Aiken wasn't qualified to vote in the Oct. 6 school board elections. But elections officials decided not to pursue the matter further because Aiken submitted a letter today withdrawing his voter registration.

In a blog post Tuesday, Aiken said he was making the change "rather than get into a technical dispute." Wake GOP Chairman Claude Pope had filed the challenge, citing how Aiken has a home in Chatham County but used his mother's North Raleigh address on his voter registration.

Aiken has said he'll continue to speak out against the new Wake County school board's efforts to end the diversity policy.


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He Lives In Chatham

Clay Aiken lives in Chatham county. He is no longer a registered voter in Wake. Unless he has professional expertise to offer in the field of education, why would any media outlet take note of what he says? It follows, therefore, that he would be wasting time and effort making any further pronouncements on the subject.

That blog title is just

That blog title is just begging g88 to make a comment. :>

Well then I can't disappoint

Hope they used a glove!  Surprised


Gave me a chuckle for today, that's for sure!

you crack me up!

you crack me up!


...will continue to "speak out"? Oh, goody; I can hardly wait...


Oh thank god. No more drama please. Let's get down to work and try to start solving problems. They are many. They are significant. The rhetoric and the drama are just distractions. 

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.