WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement in response to news that Georgia Republicans are building a case to take over the Fulton County Board of Elections:
“The haste with which Georgia Republicans are targeting one of the most populous and racially and ethnically diverse counties in our state is a clear and present danger to our democracy. SB 202 effectively permits a partisan takeover of local boards of elections, and can only be understood as a move to subvert free and fair elections in Georgia. I will treat this like the grave threat to our democracy that it is,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.