Georgia Lawmaker Vows To End Early Voting Because Blacks Vote That Way
[su_right_ad]Georgia Senator Fran Millar is fighting a plan for Sunday voting because more blacks will go to the polls that way.
Millar made the comments Tuesday morning on Facebook in response to news that Dekalb County would offer Sunday, Oct. 26, as an extra voting day at three different locations for working residents. Lee May, the heavily African American area’s “interim CEO” who was appointed by conservative Gov. Nathan Deal, announced the plan in conjunction with a Monday visit from First Lady Michelle Obama.
Millar was, to say the least, unimpressed. “How ironic! Michele Obama comes to town and Chicago politics comes to DeKalb,” he began his long rant on Facebook:
Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb…
Millar remained combative in the comments. “I never claimed to be nonpartisan,” he said. “I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters.”