This does NOT appear Right on face value….
Look’s like a pure political muscle down by Republicans on a place they KNOW will vote Democratic in the future…
To be fair though?
It seems that Georgia country HAS had issues in the past….
The Georgia State Board of Elections plans to appoint a review panel this week as part of a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county under a provision in the state’s sweeping new election law.
Republican lawmakers cited the new law when they asked the state board last month to appoint the performance review board to investigate Fulton County’s handling of elections. The board plans to appoint the panel during its meeting Wednesday.
The heavily Democratic county includes most of the city of Atlanta and is home to about 11% of the state’s active registered voters. Former President Donald Trump fixated on the county after his narrow loss last year in Georgia, pushing unfounded claims of fraud as evidence the election was stolen from him.
The GOP lawmakers seeking the review say they are concerned about sloppiness in the administration of the county’s elections and want a review board to assess whether local officials have been complying with state voting laws and regulations.
Democrats and voting rights activists have said the new takeover provision in state law leaves the door open for political interference in the electoral process and could allow suppression of votes. They’ve said the county conducted a successful election last year and the review is unnecessary….
Fulton County has a long history of election problems and has been a favorite punching bag for Republicans. The county’s primary election last year was marred by problems, including hourslong lines and absentee ballots that were requested and never received.
County officials acknowledged the problems, but said many of the most serious issues were related to the coronavirus pandemic. They spent millions of dollars and made changes ahead of the general election in November to ensure a smoother performance. An independent monitor was also appointed as part of a consent order reached entered into by the county and the State Election Board.