In Georgia, a lawyer for former DeKalb Superior Court Clerk Linda Carter said she has Alzheimer’s disease and was duped last month into resigning from her job.

Lee Parks of Parks, Chesin & Walbert, who represents Carter, said that Carter’s successor in the clerk’s job, former Chief Deputy Clerk Debra DeBerry, “misled” his client by having her sign a letter of resignation. He said Carter did not know what she was signing.