He's out, he's in, he's out, he's, who knows?
Roy Taylor, who said Tuesday he planned to withdraw from the race for Durham County sheriff, said on Wednesday he's reconsidering that decision while his attorneys research the residency requirements for candidates.
Taylor said he's "weighing options to make sure what I was told is accurate" by the Durham County Board of Elections. N.C. General Statute 162-2 requires that candidates for sheriff be residents of the county for a year immediately prior to the election, according to Mike Ashe, director of the elections board. Taylor lived in Wake County for five months during the past year.
Are you with me so far?
Then maybe you can explain this part to me:
Ashe said he doesn't believe he gave Taylor incorrect information, but didn't want to offer a legal opinion on the 163-57 statute. But Ashe did say that Taylor transferred his voter registration from Durham County to Dinwiddie County, Va., on March 12, 2009, then re-registered in Durham County on Feb. 3, 2010.
Dinwiddie County, Virginia?
Virginia? How did that get thrown in the mix?
Look, i'd like to have a Sheriff Taylor to give me a ride home from the barber shop as much as anyone in Durham, but i'm pretty sure the original Sheriff Taylor had one house that he kept with his Aunt Bea for an awful long time, and didn't live this wandering vagabond life taking him to at least 3 counties in a year. What's up with that part of the story, anyway?
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