Still No Decision In Fulton County District Attorney Race

A polling place attendant puts out “I’m a Georgia Voter” stickers on a table at Park Tavern for the Georgia’s primary election Tuesday in Atlanta.

Brynn Anderson / Associated PRess

The Fulton County district attorney race appears to be headed for a runoff.

DA Paul Howard is seeking a record seventh term in office.

The morning after Tuesday’s election, Howard spoke to WABE’s “Morning Edition.”

Paul Howard

He said in light of the long lines and Georgia’s troubling voting process, the state must fix Election Day problems.

Howard added, “Certainly, as a candidate, it becomes even more of a focus when you can’t get the results on time. And because of so many irregularities, it sort of makes you wonder about the results.”

Howard’s chief opponent, Fani Willis, once worked in the district attorney’s office as the chief deputy.

Willis spoke to WABE’s “Closer Look” on Wednesday afternoon.

Fani Willis

She says the state’s election process is steeped in problems. “And so we’ve got to do better. Georgia was on the national news. And the bottom line is we have to do better. They had three additional weeks to get this election ready. Remember, we were supposed to go on May 19.” says Willis.

If a runoff is needed, Fulton County voters will head back to the polls in August.