GA Official Seeks to Close a Majority of Polling Places in a Majority Black County
In August 2018 an official in a majority black county in Georgia called for the closure of a majority of polling places in the county weeks before midterm elections. Limiting access to polling places limits the number of people who can vote there. Doing so in a majority black county serves to limit the number of black voters. Also on the ballot in November is a black candidate for governor, so limiting black voters serves to limit her chances of winning. This is an example of systemic racism.