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In majority-Black Georgia county, voting in Senate runoffs is more about fight to vote than right to vote | CNN Politics

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In majority-Black Georgia county, voting in Senate runoffs is more about fight to vote than right to vote | CNN Politics

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Mayfield, Georgia (CNN)Johnny Thornton stood on his sprawling catfish farm, once a symbol of empowerment in this majority Black county, and explained how the local election board once tried to strip him of his right to vote.

In 2015, after a failed attempt to shutter almost every polling location in a county three times the area of Atlanta, the Hancock County Board of Elections and Registration tried to remove 174 voters, almost all of them African American, ahead of a Sparta city election. The board even sent deputies to homes, summonsing voters to prove eligibility.

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