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Disenfranchising of black voters

Regarding district as opposed to at-large voting, I don’t really have a strong opinion one way or the other, but this seems like a “Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander” situation.

With district voting, a predominately black district will, in all likelihood, elect a black person to the Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. So far, so good; that seems to be what the NAACP feels is right ... and maybe it is.

The other side of the coin is that a predominately white district will, in all likelihood, elect a white person to the BOE and BOC. Again, so far, so good; that also seems to be what the NAACP feels is logical.

But, because of the lawsuit, a black person living in a white district (and a white person living in a black district) now seems to be forever disenfranchised.

What have the citizens of Fayette County (black or white) really gained here?

Will this result in the Balkanization of Fayette County?

David Porter

Peachtree City Ga.



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