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Fri Jul 30, 2021, 07:20 PM

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Source: Associated Press via msn.com


Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from Donald Trump, even though an independent monitor found no evidence of fraud or impropriety.

Lawmakers are using a tool created by the state's sweeping new election law to exert influence over local elections. Democrats and voting rights advocates decry the takeover provision as an invitation for political interference. The county, with about 11% of the state's electorate, includes most of the city of Atlanta.

But Fulton County has been plagued with problems for years and Republicans say it's time for answers. State House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones and four other GOP state representatives whose districts include parts of Fulton submitted a letter Friday to the State Election Board demanding a performance review of the countyís board of registration and elections.

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Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/georgia-gop-starts-push-for-takeover-of-local-election-board/ar-AAMLiQH

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Response to ShazamIam (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 07:29 PM

1. Next step:

Make people guess how many jellybeans there are in a jar.

Racist fascists.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 07:34 PM

2. Thay want that County all,"fixed," before the 2022 Midterms,(insert, my entire vocab of profanity).

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Response to ShazamIam (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:12 PM

3. Arizona didn't work, so "next." We saw this after the election, same old same old.

They just want a chance to cheat, when nobody's looking.

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Response to ShazamIam (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 09:28 AM

4. Senator Warnock probably doesn't stand a chance of being reelected with these changes.

Republicans will ensure he loses in 2022. We have to assume the worst and work to elect more senators. Iím really hoping Tim Ryan wins.

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Response to ShazamIam (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 09:53 AM

5. i read the whole story. not one actual problem cited except long lines in 2020 primary.

just a bunch of thugs saying- everyone knows fulton is a mess.
and an investigation showing 'sloppiness' but zero malfeasance.

um, no.

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Response to ShazamIam (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:00 PM

6. The new Georgia law is not just a "voter-suppression" law--- it is a democracy-subverting

law.

This demand for a "performance review" of Fulton County (the Democratic stronghold including Atlanta), is just the "first step" toward the extremist-Republican state legislature seizing control over that county's elections, including the counting of the votes...



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