After reviewing Rep. Tim Moffitt’s response to the Board of Elections regarding my complaint, including sworn affidavits by both Rep. Moffitt and County Commissioner David King, I am compelled to respond to the outright lies that have been put forth as truths.
I have sent a recording of the phone conversation of March 6th between Mr. King and me, erroneously referenced by Mr. King in his affidavit as occurring on March 9th, to the State Board of Elections as evidence that multiple statements given under oath are patently false and misleading.
While this recording does not address all of the inconsistencies in Mr. Moffitt’s and Mr. King’s affidavits, it does refute several of the specific and incendiary claims given in both of their sworn statements, thereby calling into question the veracity, and the intent, of the entire response to my complaint.
I have called upon the Board of Elections to continue their investigation.
ORIGINAL POST April 1: N.C. Rep. Tim Moffitt has formally denied the allegations of his election challenger, Brian Turner, who last month lodged a complaint with the N.C. Board of Elections, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. From the story:
Republican state Rep. Tim Moffitt of Asheville has asked the State Board of Elections to dismiss a complaint filed against him by Democrat Brian Turner, his opponent in the November election.
In the response, filed with the Board of Elections this week by attorney Roger Knight, Moffitt denies Turner’s allegations that he offered to help Turner get a job at the public television station UNC-TV if he dropped out of the race. Turner filed his complaint with the board on March 13, and the board is investigating it.
The complaint stems from a Feb. 24 meeting between Moffitt and Turner at an Asheville restaurant. Moffitt has said he merely suggested that Turner would make a good candidate to head UNC-TV because of his experience as a producer at MTV and more recent work as a vice chancellor at UNC Asheville. A national search for a new UNC-TV director is expected to begin later this year.
First-time candidate Turner, a Democrat, is challenging two-term N.C. Rep. Moffitt, a Republican, in Buncombe County’s House District 116 election. Ashvegas first reported details of a conversation between Turner and Moffitt, a conversation in which Turner said Moffitt asked him to withdraw from the race.
Buncombe County Commissioner David King, who brokered the meeting and was present during the conversation, provided a sworn statement backing up Moffitt, according to the News & Observer.