An intense legal battle is costing taxpayers in Fayette County around a million dollars – and it’s far from over. The case stems from the seat vacated by Pota Coston who lost her battle with breast cancer. On Wednesday, the board agreed to abide by a judge’s ruling to use district voting in an upcoming special election. That means her replacement can only be elected by those in her district.
The legal battle has lasted four years and used $1 million in taxpayer money. And while the county board will not fight the ruling on this special election, it continues to fight to preserve a system of voting most Georgia counties have left behind.
The commissioners called a special meeting, Wednesday, to discuss pending litigation. And that litigation brought out residents waiting for a board that went immediately into private session.
Full Article: Fayette Co. bill hits $1 million in election battle.