Pitts asked Fulton County Superior Court to order a new election on July 22, when voters will decide several runoff elections. He said if the court acts quickly on his request it shouldn’t cost taxpayers extra money to redo the chairman election.
If his lawsuit fails, Pitts indicated he may not be done running for public office. He said he would consider running for the chairman’s job in the future.
In an interview Wednesday, Eaves called the lawsuit frivolous and unnecessary. He said Pitts is suing the county and the litigation will cost taxpayers money.
Eaves said the allegation that voters were confused by the ballot is without merit. He said Pitts’ own campaign literature identified the race as District 7.