Fulton County elections director remains in job for now

ATLANTA (AP) — The elections director in Georgia’s most populous county remains in his job for now. Fulton County leaders on Wednesday failed to take action on the county election board’s recommendation to fire Rick Barron. Motions to accept and reject the county election board's Tuesday decision to fire Barron both failed for lack of enough votes. County spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said that the matter will come back before the board at its next meeting on March 3, and Barron remains elections director at least until then. The county came under fire after the June primary, when some voters waited in line for hours at polling places and some never received requested absentee ballots.

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