Imagine this — the sole Republican on the Forsyth County Board of Elections was the odd man out on a 2-1 vote allowing Winston-Salem State University students to cast early voting ballots without identification.

Board chair Linda Sutton’s motion would allow students who did not provide ID proving residency to vote based on a residency list provided by the university. Board member Jonathan Dills protested, claiming that Sutton’s motion provided an unfair advantage for Democratic candidates —- specifically President Obama —because the majority of students –and the majority of African-Americans —tend to vote Democratic.

What really raised Dills suspicion was the fact that Obama campaign officials have been lobbying the county to allow to the list as adequate proof of residency. Sutton rejected the notion that she somehow is trying to help the Obama campaign.