Former Roane County elections administrator Tony Brown lost his job because of politics last Friday.
Brown is a Democrat. But a change in the state legislature, from a Democratic majority to more Republicans in power, meant that Republicans also get the edge in county election commissions across the state by three GOP members to two Democrats.
And as a result, and not unexpectedly, Brown was ousted and a Republican was put in his place.
We (and the state attorney general) have issues with that process, but that is another matter.