Fulton, Sandy Springs at Odds Over Voting Rights Act

June 3, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — Sandy Springs, the first Georgia city to try and bail out of of the Voting Rights Act, on Wednesday drew its first public rebuke, a Fulton County Commission resolution scolding its efforts.  The resolution opposing Sandy Springs’ request carried no legal weight, but it sharply defined the differences between the county and a city that incorporated four years ago, with the latter claiming its residents are not receiving proper attention and service from the former and then seeking to be relieved from federal oversight of elections.

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