We can’t let Georgia’s election disaster happen again

Khalid Pitts | June 24, 2020

When Georgia’s recent election melted down — with six-hour lines, inoperable machines and too few paper ballots — the most affected locales had something in common: They were all majority-minority counties.

Across Atlanta’s Fulton County and other predominantly black neighborhoods, voting precincts didn’t open on time, machines malfunctioned, and would-be voters set up lawn chairs and waited from morning until afternoon, most wearing masks to protect themselves from the corona virus. Many voters said they requested, but never received, absentee ballots. They were forced to join the lines or, perhaps, sit this election out. Some precincts moved unexpectedly. Another 10 percent statewide were shuttered.