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EXCLUSIVE: Departing Fulton election director blasts lawmakers for playing “Old South” politics

Fulton County elections director Rick Barron.

Rick Barron is leaving the building – but not before he gets a few things off of his chest.

After nine years heading Georgia’s largest elections operation, Barron has weathered enough criticism, controversy, and procedural changes to give him a full, unvarnished understanding of the political landscape.

He’s seen the future, and he’s had enough. Barron’s last day as the Fulton County Director of Registration & Elections is April 1.

“I just don’t want to put up with this hyper-partisan atmosphere,” the 55-year-old told Atlanta Civic Circle, insisting that his departure was his decision – not his bosses’.

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