Initiation of such a review requires a request by at least two state senators and two state representatives. Two Republican representatives have already told AJC they would follow suit, House Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones and Rep. Chuck Martin.
Democrats say the move is a clear escalation of Republicans’ intention to execute a takeover of Fulton County elections.
“It’s been rhetoric until this point. This letter is the first official step in the process,” said Fulton Commission Chair Robb Pitts, a Democrat. Pitts promised a fight but also conceded that current law favors the GOP.
“We’ve got allies in the legislature, we’ve got the courts and the court of public opinion,” he said, adding, “The law, as it currently stands, is on their side.”
Fulton County—which has been the subject of baseless conspiracy theories—experienced some hiccups during both the primary and general election. But multiple recounts in the state reaffirmed Biden’s win.