Congressman Sanford Bishop Statement In Strong Opposition to Voter Suppression Efforts In Randolph County

August 2018

By Jonathan Black

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the proposal by the election board of Randolph County, Georgia to close seven of the nine polling stations in Randolph County. Congressman Bishop represents Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Randolph County, as well as a significant portion of Middle and Southwest Georgia.

“I am outraged by the proposal to close seven of the nine polling stations in Randolph County and will do everything in my power to stop this act of voter suppression. The right to vote is fundamental to our system of government. This action would certainly work to disenfranchise voters in Randolph County, particularly African American voters. It is a disgrace to our democratic process, and it is unacceptable. I will be reaching out today to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Georgia Secretary of State to express my strong opposition to these proposed voting station closures.”