Gainesville doesn’t intend to negotiate with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials to avoid a lawsuit, Mayor Danny Dunagan said.
GALEO plans to file a lawsuit by mid-September, the group’s officials announced last week, because they want the city to change its at-large voting system. It asserts the city’s election system violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
The city has said it doesn’t want to change the system because it works well for all citizens. If it did change, many people remain confused about how that would work.