Fulton County commissioners introducing challenge to Georgia’s voting laws

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Some Fulton County commissioners want to direct their attorneys to look into the possibility of filing a lawsuit to stop Georgia’s controversial new voting law.

The group held a news conference Tuesday to discuss a new resolution they are introducing against the law, also known as Senate Bill 202.

Fulton Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman said the law reduces the number of drop boxes Fulton County can use, allows the state to remove troublesome election boards and limits the use of mobile voting vans

Under the new law, they could only be used in an emergency like if voting machines go down. Commissioners insist those vans helped thousands vote last election and eliminating them will waste taxpayer money.

“$350,000 wasted because we will not be able to use that mobile voting unit. Fulton County has two mobile voter units that helped 11,000 people vote,” Abdur-Rahman said.

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The Fulton County Commissioners plan to introduce the resolution at Wednesday’s meeting.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sent the following statement in response to Fulton County leaders.

“Fulton County has been failing its voters for at least 25 years. Each new election cycle brings a new failure and it is Fulton’s voters who suffer. The bottom line is that Fulton County’s elections leadership is responsible for running elections. It is Fulton County’s elections leadership that has created long lines for their voters time and time again while other areas of the state have managed to execute successful elections.

Instead of addressing their chronic election mismanagement issues, Fulton County’s Democrat officials have doubled down on their failed policies. After voting to override their own elections board’s decision to fire the Fulton elections supervisor, Fulton County’s Democrat commissioners are now taking aim at legislation that could actually bring Fulton’s voters the relief they have been seeking for decades.

SB 202 mandated steps to cut down long lines and create new precincts. Fulton County’s Democrat leadership is now opposing that.

SB 202 provides avenues to change the elections leadership in consistently failing counties. Fulton County’s Democrat leadership has decided the double down on a system that isn’t working.

Fulton County Democrats need to stop passing the blame to Republicans for failures they have sole control over, and actually do something about it. Fulton’s voters need more action, not more press conferences.”

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