Moore's Residency Challenged In Senate Bid

State senate candidate Tony Moore is being challenged not just by his competitor, but by a citizen.

Calvin Henderson of Winterville and President of the Pitt County branch of the NAACP is challenging Moore's residency for the District 5 Senate seat.

Henderson asked the State Board of Elections to remove Moore from the May primary ballot in which the senate seat will be decided against another Democrat and former senator Don Davis.

Henderson claims Moore hasn't lived at his Church street home in Winterville long enough to claim residency for the senate seat. The state constitution says a candidate has to reside in the district a year immediately before the election.

WITN spoke with Moore who says he has only lived on Church street since January, but he was assured when he filed he met qualifications to run for District Five because his old address is in what was considered District Five before lines were re-drawn last year- and courts still have not finalized the new districts.

The seat represents portions of Pitt, Wayne, and Lenoir counties and all of Greene County.

The State Elections Board is holding a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday to appoint a panel for a hearing which must be scheduled within five days of receiving the challenge.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Winterville on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    BB, if Tony Moore was such a good representative from Winterville, why does he keep losing elections? We don't need typical politicans that change parties whenever they feel they can win in office. Foretells that he stands for absolutely nothing except what will he thinks will get him elected. No character...no election winner.
  • by Billy Bob Redneck Location: Winterville on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    Anthony you can find these by going to the Pitt County section or you can go down to the Pitt County courthouse and request them. These are as you know Public Records.
  • by Armed Location: Winterville on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM
    Thanks WITN for not posting my comment
  • by Billy Bob Redneck Location: Winterville on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    If the people choose Don Davis over Tony they ought to be ashamed of themselves. Don Davis left Snow Hill in one hell of a financial mess when he left for the Senate four years ago. Some of what he did was Criminal in Nature. Tony has never once done anything of sorts, if anything; he is guilty of looking after our tax dollars so we don't have to deal with tax increases every year. He is the reason that Winterville has the lowest tax rate in Pitt County. He doesn't spend money unwisely, his or ours.
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      by Seriously? on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:06 PM in reply to Billy Bob Redneck
      Even if he is "helping" Winterville and I live in Winterville I won't vote for this quack that keeps switching parties just so he can get in the Senate.
  • by TheLaw on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:35 AM
    It pretty Simple. The Redistricting has already been Passed. The Justice department has decided not to fight it. It is The Law. Every politician in the State is running under the New Maps except this Clown Moore. As a Democrat I wish were using the Old Maps also but sorry Mr Moore we aren't using the Old Maps. At any rate Old Maps or New you got pretty slim chance of beating Don Davis.
  • by Billy Bob Redneck Location: Wimterville on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:07 AM
    Atleast Tony drives the SPEED LIMIT. As for Calvin if you don't stop pulling these stunts I will go to news networks and expose your Criminal Record which is the thickness of a Sears Catologue. People can then see all of those many convictions you have for WORTHLESS CHECKS that were for thousands of dollars. I've seen the record and you know it is true.
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      by Anthony on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:59 AM in reply to Billy Bob Redneck
      He should, he has a driving school. Please show a link or something about the convictions you speak of...there are more than 100 Calvin Henderson in the state of NC.
  • by Armed Location: Winterville on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    I don't like the idea of someone switching parties just to have a chance to run for office. I think every one of them need to be replaced and have people with TRUE common sense and term limits. This sounds more like a personal agenda. Neither of these two (Don Davis- Tony Moore) have done ANYTHING to help there cities,towns,citizens or state.But I don't think Mr. Henderson's agenda is about where someone lives, he just does not want someone WHITE running. If I am wrong why is it ALWAYS someone from the NAACP pushing such pettie issues! WHY DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE WHY CAN'T IT BE ABOUT THAT PERSON.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Winterville on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:07 AM
    Tony Moore's home has for a long time been on the corner of Tabard and Old Tar Road. Typical politician. Tony, it is time to face the fact that the citizens don't want you representing them. How long is it going to take and how many times are you going to lose an election to face this? You can only flip flop between the two parties so many times. We don't need another typical politican like this in any office.
  • by shonuff on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:40 AM
    Law also states that you have to be a legal citizen to vote. I pretty sure this Don Davis dude is black?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:39 AM
    The only votes he will get will be from Winterville. People remember the last time he was in the Senate, he didn't do anything then, I doubt he has changed. He will not do anything this time.
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