Today I called ?ridiculous? the state board of elections decision to hold a bizarre new election for agriculture commissioner in Carteret County next month. Jule Wheatly gave the Winston-Salem Journal some choice words of his own:

Wheatly, the chairman of the Carteret County Republican Party, called the decision “totally asinine.”

“It’s not fair to the Democrats and Republicans who got off their butts and voted,” he said. “If you win, you win. If you lose, you lose, but when you come up with some foolishness like this ? we’re North Carolina, we’re not South America.”