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Friday, August 05, 2005

We don't need no stinking rights?
Saw this in the AJC:
Yet racial and partisan tensions over [renewal of the Voting Rights Act] erupted Wednesday in a Fulton County Commission meeting when Commissioner Emma Darnell introduced a resolution in favor of reauthorization [urging Congress to renew the expiring provisions]. The four black Democrats on the County Commission voted for it; the three white Republicans, including Chairwoman Karen Handel, voted against.

(Additions mine.)

Two of the three Republicans represent the two northernmost districts, from Roswell through Sandy Springs and nipping a bit of Buckhead. The third is "at large," representing the whole county, but she, too, conveniently lives in Roswell.

Why don't you ask your commissioners why they have a problem with the Voting Rights Act?

Lynne Riley of District 3
Tom Lowe (yes, the construction mogul) of District 4
Karen Handel, representing [sic] all of Fulton County

Give 'em hell tomorrow, kids.
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posted by Aerodad at 8/05/2005 11:08:00 AM


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