This Week: A Polling Place Controversy In Georgia

Voting rights primer
October 14, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Another Georgia Polling Place Controversy: Georgia is no stranger to controversies caused by closing or moving polling places, particularly those used by black voters. The latest scandal was prompted by the relocation of a polling place in a majority black town from a firehouse to a police station — a move the ACLU compared to Jim Crow-era voter intimidation that may violate the Voting Rights Act. The relocation was approved by Jonesboro’s all white city council and is happening in a town where community-police relations are already strained.

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