UPDATE: Dale Russell of Fox 5 Atlanta reports.
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled 5-0 that elections charges filed by Gwinnett DA Danny Porter against political consultant Bill McKinney should have been filed in Fulton County, not Gwinnett. I suppose McKinney is now free to pursue anonymous attack campaigns on behalf of his clients in future elections.
I know my friend Bill Simon vehemently disagrees with me on this, but I think McKinney’s actions do serious damage to our elections. A person simply can’t attack a candidate anonymously, spend large sums of money in the process, and not file any paperwork with the Secretary of State explaining who he/she is and where he/she got the money.
The Supreme Court did not rule on the validity of the charges against McKinney, merely on the venue. Nevertheless, the end result will be McKinney is free to pull these shenanigans again. Not good news for fans of fair elections.