Cobb County town hall crowd calls for new election on Mableton cityhood

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A boisterous crowd gathered at a town hall meeting in Cobb County Thursday night, with some in the crowd calling for a new election to decide whether Mableton should become a city.

Voters approved Mableton’s cityhood in November, but some voters say it was unclear which neighborhoods would be included in the new city.

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“That election was stolen! All the people who voted yes but didn’t know what the heck they were voting for,” shouted one voter at the meeting. “I don’t care what you say! I don’t care how you justify it. It is not fair!”

Cobb County Chairwoman Lisa Cupid and District 4 Commissioner Monique Sheffield hosted the town hall to address voters concerns.

The voters started to get loud, Sheffield said the decision has been made.

“If we continue to get loud I will ask for people to be escorted out of the room,” Sheffield said to the crowd. “It’s not going to make the situation any better, nor is there going to be another vote. Mableton is a city now.


County election officials said any election do-over would need to be decided by the courts, but no residents ever filed a challenge.

Cupid made it clear she understood voters’ concerns.

“My heart is very sensitive to residents that I’ve lived with and that I’ve served,” said Cupid.

Early voting begins for Mableton’s first mayor and city council members later this month.

Gov. Brian Kemp could have appointed a transition committee to help Cobb County form the new city, but on Wednesday he told the county he will not form a committee.

The governor’s office told Channel 2 Action News he is not obligated to form a transition committee, and with voting about to begin for Mableton’s first leaders, the governor felt a committee would be inefficient and too expensive.

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