Fayette County Commission Mulling Over Possible Appeal On Federal Ruling | WABE 90.1 FM

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Fayette County Commission Mulling Over Possible Appeal On Federal Ruling | WABE 90.1 FM

It’s not clear when or if the Fayette County Commission will decide to appeal a recent federal ruling that found the county’s at-large method of electing members to the commission and county school board was in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

The challenge to Fayette’s county at-large method of election was initially filed in 2011.

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, the Fayette County Branch and about ten African American registered voters of Fayette County are the plaintiffs.

The defendants are the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.

Leah Aden is an attorney with the NACCP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

She says it was clear that a black candidate could never win a seat on the county commission or school board:

“The majority of the county which is largely made up white voters always dilutes the vote of the voters of color even when the voters of color vote in mass for a preferred candidate.”

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