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The Covington News - - Opinion -

We have no ed­i­to­rial pref­er­ence in the 5th district com­mis­sioner’s race. Ei­ther Randy Vin­son or Tim Flem­ing would be a good choice for the po­si­tion. How­ever, the chal­lenge by the Vin­son cam­paign about Flem­ing’s can­di­dacy was a le­git­i­mate one.

Sec­re­tary of State Karen Han­del’s re­cent rul­ing clearly in­di­cates if you de­clare a homestead ex­cep­tion, no mat­ter what your later in­ten­tions are, that is where your vote is.

The Board of Elec­tions is sup­posed to fairly re­view and en­force Ge­or­gia elec­tions. In this case be­cause the chair­man of the New­ton County board con­trib­uted to the Flem­ing cam­paign, he ex­cused him­self — which was the proper thing to do.

In the fu­ture, the chair­man of this board should be a per­son who is non-par­ti­san in action and will be able to make a fair judg­ment.

The Vin­son cam­paign has a just right to seek a higher de­ci­sion on this non-de­ci­sion

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