BOBBY JENKINS - Brave New Films
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Tactic: Closing Polling Places

Residence: Randolph County

Occupation: Retired school superintendent

Bobby is a retired school superintendent and local Democratic Party chair who sounded the alarm when he read that 7 of the 9 Randolph County precincts were going to be closed in his county. Jenkins spotted the obligatory notice of the pending change in the fine-print legal notices of the local paper. His discovery led to mass protests and threatened lawsuits from civil-rights groups. The outcry from citizens resulted in the board of elections deciding not to close any of the 9 polling locations is Randolph county.