The Nov. 20 article in The Star, “Graber threatens legal action against deputy over Election Day incident,” spotlights events that took place outside Senseny Road School, which I attempted to bring to the attention of the Board of Supervisors at its Nov. 10 meeting. Unfortunately, when I began speaking during the public comment period at the end of the meeting, I was immediately ordered to stop, with no explanation. Interestingly, Graber was later given unlimited time to present his side of these events.

Now that the matter has been raised again by Graber’s threat against a Sheriff’s deputy, I feel it is appropriate to summarize the remarks I was prepared to deliver at the Board meeting — particularly since I was present when the Sheriff’s deputy was interviewing those involved in the incident at Senseny.

First, I can affirm that the responding deputy was calm, even-handed, and acted in a thoroughly professional manner. The Star has done a public service by posting the deputy’s body camera video of the entire incident. If anyone questions his professionalism under tense conditions, I refer you to the video. I also commend Sheriff Millholland for strongly and correctly defending his officer.

Second, as I was attempting to say at the meeting, I believe we should expect better and more civil behavior at the polls — particularly by our elected officials. I have worked for years outside Frederick County polling locations, on behalf of Democratic candidates. I’ve had some great conversations during these times with my Republican counterparts, talking not about politics but about family, jobs, travel, pets … everything that people generally talk about with neighbors and friends.

It is unfortunate that these experiences are now so confrontational and unpleasant. They don’t have to be that way, but it seems that elections are becoming nastier, and that Frederick County is losing its reputation as a haven of cordiality and good manners where residents respect one another regardless of their politics.

I also want to call attention to the remarks at the end of the Nov. 10 meeting by one of Graber’s Republican colleagues on the Board. According to Supervisor Dave Stegmaier, flyers identified as “Republican Sample Ballots” — identifying one of his opponents as the “Republican” school board candidate — were distributed in the Shawnee District, despite Virginia law that school board candidates must be listed on ballots as non-partisan. Other such deceptive incidents were also cited by Mr. Stegmaier, whose full comments are archived on the Board of Supervisors website. If Mr. Graber plans to refer supposed Election Day mischief to the incoming Attorney General for the Commonwealth, I hope he does not neglect these shenanigans.

As to why Graber has chosen to attack the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and one of its outstanding deputies, his Nov. 20 public statement suggests a motive: “I would invite you to reach out to me,” he writes, “as I will be exploring my own run for Sheriff of Frederick County in 2023.” The campaign, it seems, is on.

Cary Kimble is a resident of Frederick County. 

(49) comments

hvacread

What is most hysterical about these comments (Nuri, John brown, Spock here, and others) the title was “We need civil discourse”. You people don’t understand the phrase, because you are NEVER civil in your discussions. Ok GO now with the personal attacks to me.

Doc Samson

@hvacread - They are, quite literally, the most obtuse and hypocritical potato brains I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I'm thankful for folks like you who aren't afraid to point out the ongoing idiocy! [thumbup]

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

You're still a coward and a nobody.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Can you give us your argument that election laws were broken?

DavidSparkman

Perhaps the problem is that all the liberals posting cannot read read. Here are the rules on sample ballots. It appears that the lady in question was violating election law.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

With red paper... ummmm....

john brown

republiclans have no decency and their proud of it .... smh

Deus_Vult

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA -- thanks for the laugh!

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

^case in point.

DavidSparkman

Case in point you never cared about the law. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-622/>

john brown

"they're" my bad on the "their" .... exhibit A is the nights of columbo fella above, trying to control all women not just his stepford

Doc Samson

No caps and homophones (it's not derogatory, look it up if you know how) are HARD! smh, indeed... [lol]

john brown

not getting into the mud with you "doc"

Doc Samson

Yeah, well, that'd be a step up from what you are wallowing in, honey... [lol][thumbup]

DavidSparkman

Don't you mean that leftists don't care about election laws?

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-622/

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Maybe ask Kay Dawson and your other lackeys...

dmjc

If this wasn't so sad it would be funny. Perhaps the upshot may be the undermining of the Back Creek District Supervisor and the strengthening and increased respect for our County Sheriff.

DavidSparkman

The problem was reported to the Regtistar's office. Problem was there was no timely response to her breaking the election law. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-622/

Spock Here

Bullies are now excused for their bad behavior. Cowards who retreat into their shell, excusing their actions by saying "it was a joke", "it was misunderstood." These local bullies feel empowered after the bully in chief was successful at it with his dismal base for 4 years. Now they feel empowered. They can compensate for their lack of anything resembling "humanity" by carrying an oversized gun and bullying those they deem need it.In the end, they are simply pitiful cowards, wailing and flailing against the "pr0g" enemy, while their real enemy is their imagination. Why we elect them I cannot fathom, maybe it's another symbol, like their gun.

DavidSparkman

Spock, we know you are a coward hiding behind a fake name. But you also have never acquainted yourself with the facts. You are gaslighting everyone here by not referencing the election law she was breaking. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-622/

Spock Here

OK Sparks. We know you are a traitor and you support a traitor....Traitor....Coward...I'm good

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

He was at the January 6th insurrection...

Doc Samson

"He was at the January 6th insurrection..."

REALLY???!!! Wow! Gosh! Golly! Yikes! You've only mentioned that about 42 times. [rolleyes] Also, to quote our resident potato brain - "No. One. Cares."

Also, define insurrection. [lol]

Catherine Giovannoni

Mr. Graber's creepy behavior is unbecoming of anyone, and certainly a public official. The problem wasn't that he was taking pictures. The problem was that he invaded the woman's space and refused to move away. No one deserves to have their personal space invaded, especially with COVID cases increasing. The members of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors all appear to need a course in basic manners, not to mention their role as public servants.

RightSide

Creepy is your favorite word. It fits your guy, the demented old fool, Joe Biden. You know, the hair sniffer that had kids rub his hairy legs. That guy is no more a President than I am an nuclear physicist. He is a joke. You cannot defend him and you know it.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Wow... so much obsession with sexualizing children. It's no wonder you hide behind a fake name.

Doc Samson

It's not obsession when it's true, idiot. Naturally the party trying to normalize pedo behavior ignores any and all that show that predilection. You simply won't address it... ever. Silence = consent, amiright?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Who is normalizing sexualizing children beside you?

Doc Samson

We know where your & Sporky's predilections lie... It's common fact that whatever you accuse of others is, indeed, what you are engaging in yourself.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

That's weird, because you have accused several people of being pedophiles yourself. Doc.

DavidSparkman

I suppose you are one of those who really would prefer if the police didn't enforce the law. The lady in question was breaking the law. But who cares, right?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

a red piece of paper is not the same as oh, let's say, attending a rally in January...

Chris 22602

The Frederick County GOP has no morals. Do these actions really surprise anyone? They’re a bunch of bullies determined to make the fictional world of Handmaid’s Tale a reality.

DavidSparkman

Morals equate to rules and laws. I would say you are immoral when it comes to election law. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-622/ and tolerate any cheating needed to win. So are you just ignorant or gaslighting everyone.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Legality does not equate to morality. Good try, Sparky.

Doc Samson

Always funny to read the Pr0g "outrage" over minor incidents that are completely legal. Was Graber obnoxious? Perhaps. And the reaction? Hilarious, over the top, Gosh and Golly- level outrage. The part of the incident that, of course, gets ignored by the Pr0gs? That the local Dems were, indeed, not following the rules at another polling place. Apparently, that's totally fine because... silence. Ah, good ol' mob mentality at it's finest! [thumbup] [lol]

john brown

Is doc obnoxious, most definitely ..... a real waste of type he/she is. I need to stop getting into the mud with these pigs. bye doc

Deus_Vult

Listening to the online bully bots, vaxxholes, and deviancy promoters lecturing us about "bullying"....[rolleyes]

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Ok, random dude with a vaguely white supremacist screen name...

john brown

like all bullies, you creeps are cowards trying to intimidate women

Deus_Vult

Might want to read your comments on here more closely, JB. The only one on here being a coward and a bully is you.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Oh, poor deluded little buddy...

The ballots being handed out at Kernstown were quickly discovered and they were stopped. But please, present any other evidence that you have. I mean, you do have evidence, right?

Doc Samson

Oh, Potato! You really are the stupid that keeps on giving! [lol]

"The ballots being handed out at Kernstown were quickly discovered and they were stopped" And WHY was that, pray tell? Go ahead, say it...

And WHY was Graber allowed to continue? Go ahead! C'mon! You're soooo close!

I really can't fathom this level of obtuseness. It has to be fake, right?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Do you even know where Kernstown is?

Loser

Bose-Einstein

I ran a few of Doc's comments by Alexa and she has derived his algorithm: (adjective) potato, (adverb) emoji, emoji, emoji etc....prog-left ignorant (noun). I think Doc is a bot.

Doc Samson

Pure genius! [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Alexa knows ALL! [lol][lol][lol]

Bose-Einstein

At least she has your number.

john brown

closer to a snot

Spock Here

🤣🤣 yep JB

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