To schedule a 2020 Special Election for District ​Attorney for ACC and Oconee

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The people of Georgia call upon Gov. Brian Kemp to allow voters, not the governor, to choose the next District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit (Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties). Now that District Attorney Ken Mauldin has abruptly resigned and set in motion an obscure Georgia law that cancels the primary, the voters of Georgia are depending on you, Gov. Kemp, to protect our democratic rights by ensuring that the opportunity to vote for a District Attorney comes before the people later this year.  We ask that you do NOT delay this election till 2022, but rather that you appoint Mauldin's successor prior to the May 3rd deadline called for in GA Code § 45-5-3.2 (2018 ) and prior to May 3rd call for a November 2020 special election.

The people of Georgia have witnessed systemic voter suppression for decades and they must not have this election stolen from them.  Issues of criminal justice reform and mass incarceration are too important for the people to wait more than two more years to have a voice in who their next DA will be.  Take this opportunity to redeem your legacy when it comes to voters' rights.

The people of Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties have the right to vote for their next District Attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit.  Governor Kemp, we call upon you to do the right thing and ensure voters can decide for themselves: Meet the May 3rd deadline to appoint a successor and schedule a Special Election for November, 2020.