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Choice for board of historically black NC campus criticized

Posted July 14

— Some alumni and politicians are questioning a choice for the board of trustees of a historically black university in North Carolina because he successfully pushed to move a voting site from the school's campus.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the criticism is directed at Ken Raymond, a Republican who's chair of the Forsyth County Board of Elections and a WSSU alumni. Senate Leader Phil Berger appointed Raymond in June to the board of trustees of Winston-Salem State University..

Forsyth County commissioner Fleming El-Amin says he's concerned that Raymond has a bias against the university because of his effort to remove campus precinct voting. In 2013 while serving as an election observer, Raymond said he overheard WSSU students say they would receive class credit for voting.

Raymond says he hasn't personally heard any criticism from alumni.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal

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