*This article has been updated. Full list at the bottom of the article.*
One has to wonder what is going on in the Democrats 8th congressional district when the Democrats in that district seek me out to help them.
Local Democrats are using words like ‘mystery’, ‘corruption’ and ‘criminality’ in the 8th district, which centers around 21-year-old Dylan Frick, who was made Chairman of that district this year.
Apparently, there have been 3 complaints filed against Frick by members of his district. Two when he served as Vice Chair in 2014 and one requesting his removal as 8th district Chairman in 2015, signed by no less than 22 local Democrats.
All of the complaints were dismissed by state Democratic party officials. The most recent complaint, dated May 18th, 2015, levels some serious charges:
- Violations of NC Democratic Party rules regarding voting and district residency
- Procuring and voting by proxy using 6th district SEC member and former legislator Kenneth Marcus Brandon’s form and voting as himself at the 2015 state Democrat convention
The news reported of Frick’s election which appeared on May 16th at Your Daily Journal, noted that Frick’s grandmother was Mayor of Norwood, however, the outlet pulled it. The cached copy has even been removed.
Other points of interest regarding Mr. Frick’s background came to light after 8th district members began looking closer at him. Apparently, the issues raised about Mr. Frick’s conduct violate the NC Democrat party plan of organization rules.
Such other items included an arrest from May 21, 2013, in Cabarrus County for ‘possession/manufacture of fraudulent ID’. According to police records, Frick was convicted of the fraudulent ID charge and parole started in October 2013.
Records obtained also show he appears to have violated that parole. Frick was directed to complete a drug screen and drug education school as part of his probation, however, the parole record indicates “he never came back”. In fact, parole officers noted that Frick either missed multiple appointments or they were unable to locate him.
Frick’s parole was unsuccessfully terminated in May 2014 by Judge Pete Hunter, with an order for Frick paying $27.50 in attorneys fees. Frick must reappear before the court this coming December.
Another item that came to light was simultaneous voter registrations in both North and South Carolina, with instances of having voted in both states – an apparent violation of NC Dem rules. Frick likely registered while a student at Charleston University and remained active until at least June 2015. By July, the South Carolina registration has been deactivated.
Active voter registration lists Frick as registered in Stanly County, which is the 8th district. However, allegedly in August 2015, Frick was registered to vote in the 6th district of Guilford County and voted in that district during the November 2014 election while serving as 8th district vice chair.
Allegedly, Frick did not disclose his record when running for Chair of the 8th district. Frick arguably had a chance to clear the air, but instead, this past Spring he penned a letter to those requesting his removal.
Boiled down, Dylan Frick has apparently committed multiple violations of the NC Democratic party’s organizational plan and has had 3 complaints filed and then rejected in less than a year.
It begs the question, what the hell is going on here?
Does the 8th district have the power to govern itself or is it being held hostage by higher level party officials, including their court of review?
The NC Democrat party and state Chair Patsy Keever was asked for comment. No reply has yet been received.
*All information provided in this article is publicly available.
This article has been updated:
– Originally reported that documents cited Mr. Frick would have to reappear in court in November 2015. The documentation date says December 2015.
– Updated to amend the description of the assault charge and parole descriptions.
– The section dealing with an assault charge has been removed from the body of the article as documentation was provided to this site showing the charge had been expunged. A subsequent tweet containing a reference to the expunged arrest was also removed.
– Updated to note that the cached copy of “Your Daily Journal” has been removed.