We've always been at war with Eastasia:
Wide sections of a first draft of minutes for a contentious meeting on Aug. 12 of the Watauga County Elections Board were erased at the request of the board chairman, increasing concerns among some critics here about what in their view is an erosion of transparency. A third, revised version of the meeting minutes was approved 2-1 on Tuesday, with Chairman Luke Eggers and Secretary Bill Aceto in favor and the third member, Kathleen Campbell, opposing.
This is a blatant effort to purge information from the official record, and there is never a good reason for doing that. And the fact that some of the information exposes direct manipulation from the local GOP is evidence the Board is concerned about the fallout from such interference:
According to the first draft, Campbell said, for example, that Eggers, a Republican, consulted with local GOP chairwoman, Anne Marie Yates, about the Aug. 12 meeting agenda: “Don’t you consider it out of line and contrary to the oath we took for this office to consult with her about precinct and one-stop changes for a municipal election in which her brother is a candidate?”
Ethics isn't even in their dictionary.