Atlanta City Council President candidate Ceasar Mitchell said Monday he will ask Fulton County to review last week’s election results, after falling one percent short during recent voting.
Mitchell said he’s heard stories from voters in recently incorporated portions of south Fulton County who said they were turned away at the polls on Tuesday, saying election workers told them they weren’t on the voter rolls. Mitchell, a two-term city councilman, won nearly 49 percent of the approximately 68,000 votes cast Tuesday. He needed about 800 more votes to win outright.
[UPDATE] Clarification from Saba Long with Mitchell’s campaign via e-mail: “Please note that we have made no allegations of voter fraud. The campaign is requesting a review by the Fulton County Registration and Elections office after receiving reports of voting irregularities and voters being turned away in newly-incorporated areas of South Fulton. We have full confidence in the Fulton County Elections board for a full and accurate review.”