In Georgia, Fulton County leaders reject firing of elections director and appoint new elections chair

ATLANTA — The Fulton County Commission has rejected the firing of county elections director Richard Barron — sending him back to answer to a majority of an elections board that does not want him. And now, that elections board will have a new leader: Commissioners voted to appoint former Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan as a replacement for Chairwoman Mary Carole Cooney, who resigned this week due to a prolonged illness. The elections board manages policy, but the director runs day-to-day operations. While Barron’s fate appears settled, commissioners continue to disagree on whether they or the …

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