Fulton County Officials Respond To Trump’s Claims

Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron addresses the media last year.
Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron addresses the media last year.
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As Georgia voters head to the polls to decide who will be the next two U.S. senators, all eyes are on the state’s largest county: Fulton County.

During a recent recorded phone call obtained by media outlets, President Donald Trump questioned how Fulton County election officials handled the general election and questioned whether Dominion Voting tampered with voting machines. In addition to contesting election results, Trump also pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to find votes to change election results. Raffensperger refuted the President’s claims.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Richard Barron, the director of registration and elections for Fulton County, and Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts, talked with show host Rose Scott about Trump’s baseless allegations.

“When Fulton County is brought into their conversation, then that’s a little problem for me—because there’s nothing that I’m aware of, that we have done that has not been proper, not been fair, not been open, not been transparent,” said Pitts.

During the conversation, both Barron and Pitts own up to previous election challenges, discussed what has been done to improve voter experience at the polls and shared what voters can expect as they cast their ballots in-person.


  • Richard Barron, the Director of Registration and Elections for Fulton County
  • Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.