Georgia State Sen. Fran Millar (R) recently said he did not want early voting in DeKalb County, Ga., because the county is "dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches."
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Millar complained on Facebook about DeKalb County's plan for early Sunday voting on Oct. 26:
Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election. Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb.
Millar has since defended his statements with even more offensive clarity.
Talking Points Memo reports that Millar wrote on his Facebook page in the comments section: "I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters. If you don't believe this is an efort [sic] to maximize Democratic votes pure and simple, then you are not a realist. This is a partisan stunt and I hope it can be stopped. Furthermore I don't control where people are allowed to vote but am glad Brookhaven has been added for the last week."
Sources: Talking Points Memo, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Image Credit: DanTD)