The Madison County Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 in a recessed meeting this morning to hire Wesley Evans of Canton as new legal counsel for the Madison County Election Commission.
On Monday, there was a 2-2 deadlock after District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks recused himself from the discussion.
Banks did not recuse himself this morning, but did provide the lone nay vote, according to Chancery Clerk Ronny Lott.
District 2 Supervisor John Howland and District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin voted to hire Evans. District 1 Supervisor John Bell Crosby and District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen were absent. Both voted against the hire on Monday.
The meeting took less than a few minutes and was quickly adjourned following the vote to hire Evans.
The Election Commission on Tuesday voted 3-0 to present Evans' name to the board of supervisors for appointment as legal counsel.
Last week, the Election Commission voted to terminate Spence Flatgard as counsel, after he was unanimously approved to serve another year as counsel in October. On Tuesday, the Election Commission again voted to terminate Flatgard during a special called meeting.
Kingfish note: Here is the question that needs to be asked: Did a quorum exist? Mr. Banks recused himself Monday because he sued the Election Commission. He left the room while debate and voting took place. However, he did not excuse himself but instead voted today. If he does not vote, a quorum does not exist.
Thus, is this vote going to actually stand?