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Protest to disqualify Jody Greene as Columbus County Sheriff denied by elections board

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(Photo: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)
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(Photo: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)
The Columbus County Board of Elections voted down a protest filed to disqualify Jody Greene from holding office at its meeting Monday night.

The Columbus County Board of Elections discussed a protest filed to disqualify Jody Greene from holding office at its meeting Monday night.

The protest was filed by Columbus County NAACP Second Vice President Herman Lewis.

Greene won re-election earlier this month after he was suspended and later resigned after a recording of a phone call from 2019 surfaced with Greene allegedly making racially charged comments about sheriff’s office employees.

WWAY-TV reports the Board of Elections voted to reject the protest two to one, with two board members abstaining from the vote.

NC NAACP President Deborah Dicks Maxwell says the fight is not over.

The petitioners can appeal the Board of Elections’ decision, but they have not yet announced if they plan to do so.

The Columbus County NAACP will host a meeting on Tuesday.