ACLU Protests Plan to Close Polling Locations in Predominantly Black, Rural Georgia County

The elections board of rural Randolph County in southwest Georgia is considering a proposal that would close seven of the majority-black county’s nine polling locations, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. Two-thirds of Randolph County’s some 7,000 residents are black, and the county has a median household income of $30,358 that amounts to just 60 percent of the state median. Nearly one-third of the county’s residents live below the poverty line, and nearly...

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