In Georgia, confusion over firing Fulton County election chief continues; state monitor weighs in

ATLANTA — The Fulton County Commission made no decision on the county elections director’s firing Wednesday, hours after a state monitor said the ouster of Richard Barron alone wouldn’t fix Fulton’s long-running problems. Fulton’s elections board voted to fire Barron on Tuesday, and since then it has been an open question as to whether that decision must be ratified by a majority of the county commission, which met in closed-door executive session for nearly two hours Wednesday. After the meeting, a county spokeswoman provided The Atlanta Journal-Constitution with a statement saying Barron was…

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