Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has agreed to drop a requirement restricting the  ability of petitioners seeking to oust Waycross Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill, who is under fire for his role in delaying the investigation into the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick.

Georgia’s Recall Petition Act contains a provision that people circulating a recall petition be eligible to vote in that election. A lawsuit was filed last week challenging that requirement as unconstitutional, and on Friday Raffensperger’s office entered into a consent order agreeing not to enforce the provision.

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