Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock has called on Atlanta’s mayor to be more transparent in how the city handles a petition drive against a proposed police and firefighter training center. The petition drive is already the subject of a court battle, and activists and voting rights groups have criticized the city’s plan to use a signature-matching verification process as voter suppression. Warnock expressed concern about potential discrimination and disenfranchisement and urged the city to establish clear and transparent deadlines and requirements for the petition drive. The campaign has gathered over 116,000 signatures, but its status is currently uncertain due to missed deadlines and legal disputes.
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