Fulton County Commissioners to Vote on Legislation to Challenge Georgia’s Election Reform Bill

April 14, 2021 Updated: April 14, 2021

In an attempt to counter the Georgia voting reform bill, Senate Bill 202, Fulton County commissioners announced that they are preparing to take legal action against it.

Democrat Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman says she has enough votes to have her resolution pass, reported Fox5.

“It directs the county attorney to provide legal methods in court or out of court, to fight SB 202,” Abdur-Rahman said.

The local commissioners are of the opinion that Gov. Brian Kemp and the voter reform targeted Fulton County, the state’s largest.

The voter reforms require photo ID for absentee voting, mandatory dropbox security, and expands early voting dates, among other measures.

Abdur-Rahman expressed disapproval for the reduction of ballot drop boxes by Senate Bill 202.

“We had 38, it is now eight. They added drop boxes in rural counties but you decreased the boxes in the metropolitan area,” said the commissioner. “Now, Stevie Wonder can see that.”

She further complained that the voting reform bill prohibits two recently purchased mobile voter RVs that cost $800,000.

“Fulton County has two mobile units that 11,000 people used to vote. Were these the 11,000 votes Trump was looking for?” Abdur-Rahman said.

“SB 202 is telling all 159 counties this is what you have to do, but you have to do it with your budget, which will be a burden on the taxpayer,” Abdur Rahman said.

The voting will ensue on Wednesday and two other Democrat commissioners will likely support the legislation.

As a response to the resolution, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a response.

“Fulton County has been failing its voters for at least 25 years. Each new election cycle brings a new failure and it is Fulton’s voters who suffer. The bottom line is that Fulton County’s elections leadership is responsible for running elections. It is Fulton County’s elections leadership that has created long lines for their voters time and time again while other areas of the state have managed to execute successful elections,” said Raffensperger.

“Instead of addressing their chronic election mismanagement issues, Fulton County’s Democrat officials have doubled down on their failed policies. After voting to override their own elections board’s decision to fire the Fulton elections supervisor, Fulton County’s Democrat commissioners are now taking aim at legislation that could actually bring Fulton’s voters the relief they have been seeking for decades,” he added.

“SB 202 provides avenues to change the elections leadership in consistently failing counties. Fulton County’s Democrat leadership has decided the double down on a system that isn’t working.”