State investigation into Fulton election errors includes gay candidate races

In the Democratic primary between gay candidate Ken Britt and “Able” Mable Thomas for House District 56, some absentee voters reported being wrongly sent ballots for the House District 57 race between Reps. Pat Gardner and Rashad Taylor.

Taylor, who is gay, lost to Gardner by a vote of 37.23 percent to 62.77 percent. Britt, a first-time candidate, lost to Thomas, a former state representative, 35.28 percent to 64.72 percent.

It is not known if the investigation will change final results.

Photo: State Rep. Simone Bell with volunteers from her campaign waiting for election returns at Manuel’s Tavern on July 31. (by Dyana Bagby)