How Fulton County leaders plan to fight Ga. voting law

Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 4:55 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 13, 2021 at 5:22 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (WRDW/WAGT) - Fulton County commissioners have announced plans to combat Georgia’s new voting law.

They held a news conference Tuesday to outline their efforts.

They plan Wednesday to vote on a resolution directing the county attorney to fight implementation of the new law and directing the county manager and elections supervisor to expand equal access for voters.

The state’s elections chief, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, slammed the county.

The Republican claims the elections law mandates steps to cut down long lines and create new precincts, while opponents say the law limits access for minorities.

It introduces stiffer voter identification requirements for absentee balloting, limits drop boxes and gives the Georgia Election Board new powers to intervene in county election offices and to remove and replace local election officials.

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