Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger calls for two election officials to be fired and removed from Fulton’s elections leadership immediately, saying, “Fulton County’s continued failures have gone on long enough with no accountability.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has called for the dismissal of the county’s election officials.
Raffensperger says Fulton County Election Director, Rick Barron, and Registration Director, Ralph Jones, “must be fired and removed from Fulton’s elections leadership immediately.”
Raffensperger went on to say that “Fulton County’s ongoing failures have gone on long enough without accountability,” and that “voters in the county and the people of Georgia deserve better.”
Fulton County’s continued failures have gone on long enough with no accountability. Rick Barron and Ralph Jones, Fulton’s registration chief, must be fired and removed from Fulton’s elections leadership immediately. Fulton’s voters and the people of Georgia deserve better.
— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) July 15, 2021
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners decided not to fire Barron in February, despite a recommendation to do so. The Fulton County Elections Board, which voted to fire Barron, made that recommendation.
Raffensperger’s demand comes as the voting tabulation process in Fulton County from November is brought back into the spotlight. Tucker Carlson of FOX News used his show Wednesday night to argue that significant evidence of voter fraud has been discovered.
Earlier today, former President Donald Trump has declared his opposition to a high-ranking Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Georgia.
Trump issued a statement inviting other Republicans to run for lieutenant governor against Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller.
“I will not be supporting or endorsing Sen. Butch Miller, running for lieutenant governor of Georgia, because of his refusal to work with other Republican senators on voter fraud and irregularities in the state,” Trump said. “Hopefully there will be strong and effective primary challengers for the very important lieutenant governor position!”