Controversy erupts over appointment of new Fulton County Election chairMeeting room of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Atlanta. Photo by Tammy Joyner
Atlanta political stalwart Cathy Woolard Wednesday was tapped to lead the troubled elections operations of the state’s largest county, despite vigorous opposition.
Woolard was appointed chair of Fulton County’s elections board after strident criticism over her ties to Fair Fight Action, a voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger slammed the Fulton County commission’s 4-2 decision calling it a “blatant political appointment.”