Anyway, after numerous complaints from citizens, BC Code Enforcement finally instructed Mr. Call to remove the signs. Last Monday, he did just that. But, it seems Mr. Call was not finished thumbing his nose at laws he found inconvenient.
This next story begins two weeks ago during the Goose Creek elections. On election day, Mr. Call chose to position himself at the door to the polling place and do a little bit of campaigning. He was dressed for the task, complete with campaign button. Mr. Call did not take it well when officials gave him the news that his actions were in violation of Election Law. After a few heated words, Mr. Call left.
Yesterday, the run-off election was held in Goose Creek. Mr. Call must have remembered that just two weeks ago, he was told it was a violation of Election Law for a candidate to campaign in front of the door to the polling place. He didn't do that again. Yesterday, he opted to situate his campaigning efforts INSIDE the polling place. We kid you not, he really did that.
Several people, including other BC elected officials attempted to reason with Mr. Call and explain to him that his actions were inviting trouble. He seemed oblivious to their pleas. Mr. Call even ignored instructions when the Poll Clerk said, "Either leave or I will call the police". GE&P has no idea how this scene culminated since all of our informants left before the situation had time to deteriorate any further.
Today, GE&P has received a packet of information that, at first glance, indicates that Mr. Call may have committed yet another serious violation. We are researching this information even as we speak and will post the story as soon as the documents have been verified.
Mr. Call's actions of late are becoming of more and more concern. When one law is violated by an elected official, it could be as a result of an innocent oversight. (the illegal signs) When the second law is violated, it would have to be looked upon as, at least, extreme negligence. (campaigning in a polling place) But, if this latest revelation proves true, this will be a glaring example of pure corruption in office.
If Mr. Call's recent blunders are simple mistakes, it would appear that he could use the services of a campaign advisor. If his actions represent a total disregard of Rules and Laws, there needs to be consequences. GE&P intends to get to the bottom of all this and find out which is the truth.