Corruption in Fulton County elections has been taking place ever since Methuselah was a little boy. But, that time may have run out as the Republican-controlled Georgia State Election Board has taken the first step necessary to take over the elections in the Democratic enclave, under the new voter integrity laws in Georgia.
The Republican-controlled Georgia State Election Board appointed a panel to study Fulton County election management.
Basically, the panel will conduct a performance review to see if it is necessary for them to take over the elections in the county. If it is an honest review, the board will have no choice but to take control of Fulton County. But it would be voter suppression.
People who have voted in every election for decades will no longer have their voices heard, like Elmer Fudd, Babe Ruth, and Secretariat.
Fulton County, which according to the outlet “has a history of problems with long lines, slow results, and administrative errors,” was accused of voter fraud in 2020 that included hidden suitcases of votes, running the same ballots through multiple times, and the mishandling of mail-in ballots.
Actually, they are not just accusations since most of the fraud was captured in videos. One leader in Fulton County has resigned and unless I miss my guess, two others will not be allowed to be involved in the election.
The review by the panel will take everything into consideration, including the way absentee voting was handled.
At the end of their probe, the state board could decide to take over the elections and will operate it strictly by state law, and observers from both parties will be able to watch and file any complaints they have on the way the votes were counted.
According to Forbes, should they discover that local officials committed three or more violations since 2018, or that they otherwise engaged in acts of “nonfeasance, malfeasance, or gross negligence,” a state administrator could be appointed to oversee future elections.
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Republicans in the state have heralded the move as a way to combat fraud and mismanagement in Fulton County, while Democrats have derided the probe as a hostile attempt to take over a Democratic county’s elections.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) has backed the probe, noting that the county has been “failing” at elections for decades but now a mechanism exists to do something about it. Last month, Raffensperger also called for the firing of two Fulton County election officials.