City solicitor says there’s ‘nothing illegal’ about reducing fines to get people to vote

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SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – A local city solicitor told Channel 2 Action News there is nothing illegal about giving reduced fines to people if they register to vote. 

She said she wanted people to be engaged in the political process, so she gave people with citations a discount if they registered. 

Channel 2’s Tom Jones reached out to an election law attorney, who said the law prohibits anyone giving money, gifts or something of value to register to vote.

He explains how she could be charged with a felony, while the solicitor stands by her actions, on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11. 


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