Time to support district voting

As you know, Judge Batten, a federal judge, issued a decision on district voting for Fayette County. This was a historic decision that ended 191 years of the system of at-large voting in the county.

You have been a staunch supporter of at-large voting in the past. It is now time for you and other advocates of at-large voting to get behind Judge Batten’s decision and bring Fayette County into today’s world.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has spent over $300,000 of taxpayer money fighting the effort to get district voting for the county. This at a time when the county is laying off marshals, closing schools and vowing to lay off teachers.

It is time for them to stop wasting taxpayer dollars that are sorely needed to run the county and not spend more money to appeal the decision.

It is time for you, as editor and publisher of The Citizen newspaper, to do the right thing and support district voting for Fayette County. This would show that you believe in the democratic principles you purport to believe in.

Daniel Lowry
Fayetteville, Ga.