DeKalb’s Chief Judge rejects horrible Republican Elections Board nominee

From today’s AJC: Paul Maner is officially out of the running for the DeKalb Elections Board. The Republican was rejected Wednesday by DeKalb Chief Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson, who approves appointments to the county’s five-member elections board. Jackson asked the county Republican Party executive committee to submit another name, said DeKalb County Clerk of the Superior Court Debra DeBerry. “The decision to reject his name as a nominee was based on an extraordinary number of phone calls and emails to Judge Jackson about Mr. Maner ‘s candidacy as a nominee and a determination after review of the same, that another more suitable candidate would need to be considered for the Board of Elections,” DeBerry said. Read more Original June 13 Post…

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Republicans nominate bad actor Paul Maner to DeKalb Elections Board. Judge Asha Jackson should reject him.

These are serious times for serious people. Unfortunately, the DeKalb GOP, which has in the past provided diligent, honorable members to the Board, has quit being serious under the Kraken “leadership” of Marci McCarthy, and the nomination of Paul Maner to the Board is an insult to the voters of DeKalb. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Appointing members for DeKalb County’s Board of Registration and Elections used to be a ho-hum affair. Not now. High stakes elections, the GOP’s bad-faith “Stop the Steal” campaign, and DeKalb’s new board selection process have combined to make it a fraught process. With more than 550K registered voters, DeKalb plays a huge role in statewide elections. A failure or, more perversely, an outright refusal to certify DeKalb’s…

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DeKalb GOP has nominated a defamatory troll to serve on Elections Board. Judge Asha Jackson should reject this pick.

These are serious times for serious people. Unfortunately, the DeKalb GOP, which has in the past provided diligent, honorable members to the Board, has quit being serious under the Kraken “leadership” of Marci McCarthy, and the nomination of Paul Maner to the Board is an insult to the voters of DeKalb. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Appointing members for DeKalb County’s Board of Registration and Elections used to be a ho-hum affair. Not now. High stakes elections, the GOP’s bad-faith “Stop the Steal” campaign, and DeKalb’s new board selection process have combined to make it a fraught process. With more than 550K registered voters, DeKalb plays a huge role in statewide elections. A failure or, more perversely, an outright refusal to certify DeKalb’s…

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It’s crucial to replace Sam Tillman on DeKalb Board of Elections

Applications period opens for DeKalb’s at-large Elections post At right:  Ad in April 8, 2021 edition of The Champion. In 2019, a similar legal ad was the only mention of the appointment process–a big reason why Sam Tillman is still a member. Hat tip to Eli Spencer Heyman for spotting this obscure notice. (He finds lots of stuff. Follow him on Twitter @elium2.) Scroll to bottom of post to read full text of the legal ad and share this information with people you think could improve operations of this crucial organization. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Sam Tillman has been on the DeKalb Board of Elections for more than a quarter-century, and the longtime chairman’s current appointment expires at the end of June.…

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Early voting: Stonecrest, South DeKalb have more locations, hours than ever

Editor’s note This post was written for the Nov. 3 election. To read about early voting in DeKalb County, GA for the January 5, 2021 runoffs, click here.  Above: It’s way bigger than Stonecrest Library. The former Sam’s Club on Turner Hill Drive in Stonecrest is open for early voting 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays as well as two Saturdays and Sundays. House of Hope, South DeKalb Mall, and Ellenwood-County Line Library are also available in South DeKalb. Scroll down for full list. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Early voting in Georgia starts Monday, Oct. 12 and continues through Oct. 30. There will be twelve advance voting sites in DeKalb County, up from eight in this year’s primary elections. Not only has…

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Early voting is upon us: useful info for DeKalb County voters

Editor’s note This post was written for the Nov. 3 election. To read about early voting in DeKalb County, GA for the January 5, 2021 runoffs, click here.  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Early voting in Georgia starts Monday, Oct. 12 and continues through Oct. 30. There will be twelve advance voting sites in DeKalb County, up from eight in this year’s primary elections. Not only has DeKalb County added capacity, most notably south of Interstate 20, but hours have been extended significantly from previous elections. All twelve locations are open for the entire three weeks of early voting and offer voting on two Saturdays and two Sundays. Another significant change: Weekday voting hours will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the…

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