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Winston-Salem Journal: Watauga Attorney Four Eggers – Not Brother Luke – ‘Author’ of Elections Resolutions

By Jesse Wood

Four Eggers
Four Eggers

Sept. 16, 2013. In a piece published Sunday in the Winston-Salem Journal, Bertrand Gutierrez reported that Four Eggers is the “author” of the controversial resolutions recently passed by the Republican-majority of the Watauga County Board of Elections.

The article is titled: “One county attorney, two hats: Documents show attorney as ‘author’ behind key resolutions.” Four Eggers is the current attorney for Watauga County and the towns of Beech Mountain and Banner Elk. Four Eggers, who was the local party’s first choice for the Watauga County Board of Elections, was an outgoing member of the board earlier this year.  

Four Eggers’ brother Luke Eggers is the current chair of the Watauga County Board of Elections. Gutierrez found that Eggers was the author of the documents through “digital thumbprints” of the resolution documents and a 40-minute interview with Four Eggers.

Here is an excerpt of the beginning of the article and a link to read the entire piece:

Digital thumbprints left on resolutions approved along party lines by the Republican-controlled Watauga County Board of Elections show that the “author” of those resolutions is not the county elections director or board members.

It’s Stacy Clyde Eggers IV.

And the computer on which the documents were written belongs to his law firm, Eggers, Eggers, Eggers & Eggers, according to those thumbprints, or document properties.

Eggers, also known as “Four,” is the county attorney and the brother of Luke Eggers, the elections board chairman.

The thumbprints and a 40-minute interview with Four Eggers reveal that he played a key role in crafting what critics view as an effort to thwart students at Appalachian State University from voting, to muzzle public comments at elections board meetings by requiring that they be submitted in writing, and to neuter the ability of Jane Hodges, the elections director, to offer advice at public meetings.

Read the entire article here.