Since at least 2007, Fulton County has dealt with elections-related problems that range from the criminal to the absurd.
So with the country watching Georgia and the race for the 6th congressional district — which culminated in a June runoff between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel and was seen nationwide as a referendum on President Donald Trump — they found yet another way to mess up. This time, on a national stage.
In the 6th district race, results weren’t ready until after 2 a.m. In South Fulton, where residents elected their first mayor and council, it took until almost 3:30 a.m. It took more than six hours to count them.
Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves said he wanted an error-free election. Problems like a long-delayed count, with everyone watching, are “a missed opportunity to shine,” he said.
To read more about Tuesday’s vote, and previous issues in Fulton elections, click here.