Fulton County’s Election Chief Resigns, Troubles Mount

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ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC)  –  Fulton county’s election chief,  Sam Westmoreland has resigned from his post,  after a 10 stay in the Fulton county jail,  but his troubles are far from over.    The Fulton county registration and elections board held a meeting Monday morning,  to deal with Westmoreland’s recent arrest on a probation violation,   for a 20-09 DUI case,  when it decided to accept his resignation that was delivered over the weekend.   Elections Chair,  Rod Edmonds says members became aware of Westmoreland’s arrest,  after seeing his mugshot on television.    He says the board was working on transitioning from Westmoreland’s leadership,   when he tendered his resignation.   But instead of his release on Monday as was planned,   Westmoreland remained in custody,  for failing to show up for court in Laurens county,  on a separate 20-08 DUI charge.  He’ll be transported there to answer to those charges.    The elections board named Sharon Mitchell as interim elections chief.

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