The Associated Press reports:
Georgia’s State Election Board on Wednesday took a step toward a possible eventual takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county under a process outlined in the state’s sweeping new voting law.
The board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a bipartisan, three-person review panel to investigate the handling of elections in Fulton County, a Democratic bastion that includes most of the city of Atlanta.
The county has long been a target for Republicans. Their attacks increased after former President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that fraud in the county contributed to his narrow loss in the state.
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Georgia’s State Election Board took a step toward a possible state takeover of elections in the Democratic Fulton County, which includes Atlanta. Critics argue that the process could open elections to political interference. https://t.co/EtSMRUrk3d
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 18, 2021
Red flag: The Georgia State Election Board has appointed a panel to investigate Fulton County’s elections management, a review that could lead to a state takeover of the heavily Democratic county.
The review is allowed by the new GOP voting restrictions. https://t.co/gxlEHG4hkR
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 18, 2021