Dickson County Administrator of Elections Linda Medley says she believes recent decisions to cut the election office budget and refuse to provide funds needed for employees are part of a “setup” in an effort to run her out of the office. At last week’s Dickson County Election Commission meeting, Medley said she was “fine” with the county commission’s denial of a budget amendment to cover an overrun in the cost of a part-time worker until she was told it was part of a “setup” to adversely affect her performance as administrator in an effort to get her fired. Medley did not identify who gave her that information. She said that at last week’s county commission meeting, there were nine other offices that had amendments affecting their personnel budgets, “yet only two of us had to address the line items.” The commission denied a budget amendment to move $3,500 within the election budget to cover the cost of a part-time employee through the end of the fiscal year. The commission also denied an amendment to move $3,800 within the register of deeds’ budget to cover the cost of pay supplements that were coming from a data fee. Register Jackie Farthing is currently appealing a judge’s ruling in her lawsuit against the county seeking money for raises. Medley told the election commission she has been told the decisions are part of a possible setup to “ding” her performance in the position. “The intent is to have me out of this office,” Medley said. Medley was appointed administrator in 2009, replacing 10-year administrator Luanne Greer after the Republican Party gained control of the five-member commission by taking a majority in the state legislature.