The Fulton County Board of Elections as well as elections director Richard Barron remain under intense criticism due to the Nov. 7th final county election results being posted at 1:41 am the next day. For perspective, entire states counting election returns posted results between 10 and 11 pm. In any event, the board and Barron are (again) promising reforms.

One board member, speaking on background, notes that current law helps “create this environment” and pointed to early votes not being able to be counted until one hour after the polls close. In response, Barron plans to ask the county attorney for permission to treat early votes, which took over two hours to process, like absentee ballots which would assist a faster count. 

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