Comments per Garland Favorito of VoterGA.org.
The Chairwoman of the Fulton County Elections Board, Mary Carole Cooney, is resigning. Her departure came to light in the Elections Board meeting last week during the discussion of whether or not to fire Richard Barron. She has since confirmed privately she is stepping down. Ms. Cooney, who was previously active in the League of Women Voters, is the “non-partisan” member of the five person board and voted to retain Director Barron.
On Wednesday, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners deadlocked 3-3 during votes for two different motions on whether to accept or reject the County Election Board’s decision on Tuesday to fire Richard Barron. One Commissioner who is a Democrat was not present for one vote and abstained from the other. The motions will likely be back on the agenda next month so Richard Barron will continue to be the Director at least until then.
Attempts to fire Fulton County, GA Elections Director Richard Barron have been stymied for now as the cabal who stole the election fights back.
The commission failed to reach four votes to approve the recommendation by the Fulton County Election Board to terminate Barron. The election board had voted 3-2 Tuesday to fire Richard Barron after receiving criticism for its handling of the presidential and Senate runoff. Barron served in the position for eight years, reported Fox 5 Atlanta.
Commissioner Bob Ellis, who brought forth the motion to move on the election board’s recommendation to fire Barron, said the commission’s failure to accept the election board’s recommendation would be a needless politicization of the election process.
After the initial motion failed, Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. made a motion to reject the election board’s recommendation, but that motion also failed.
Barron played a key role in securing a multimillion-dollar grant for the administration of the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), which received $350 million in donations in the 2020 election cycle from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, reported Breitbart.