Ford County Clerk Debbie Cox is using her constituents’ tax dollars to pay her lawyer rather than expand their access to voting.
Cox has repeatedly argued that Ford County couldn’t afford to open additional polling locations but it seems to us that $70,000 could easily cover the costs associated with additional poll workers and materials.
It is becoming increasingly clear that Ford County is more concerned with trying to save face than protecting its residents’ right to vote.
It’s important to note that these fees cover only October and November. The case is ongoing as Cox has not committed to additional polling places and has not ruled out the continued use of the Expo Center located outside of town.
She should stop paying her lawyer and start doing her job.