Fulton County says superstar Usher was a model citizen when he voted in Roswell on Tuesday, though not everyone agrees.
Local resident Alan Christian told Roswell Patch that the international celebrity was able to skip past long lines of waiting voters with his own photographers in tow, despite posted signs that prohibit pictures and videos to be taken in the polling area.
"They let anyone 75 and above to front of line; no problem there," wrote Christian in an e-mail to Roswell Patch. "In walks Usher, they take him to the front of the line. He has someone there taking pictures of him and video, then he walks in front of everyone to the voting booth. He pulls out his camera and starts taking pictures of himself voting."
Bob Giordano, a spokesperson with the Fulton County Office of Communications, confirmed that Usher Raymond stopped in at Roswell Area Park's Bill Johnson Community Activities Center to vote this morning.
"Yes, he did take photos," said Giordano. "But not of the voting machines. He was taken off into a corner and people took photos of him and posed with him. But none of the voting machines were in any of the photos."
Christian said poll worker volunteers seemed "taken" with Usher's celebrity.
"In the voting process, this should not be allowed," wrote Christian.
What do you think? Do you agree that celebrities should not be given anything resembling preferential treatment? Or does celebrity status garner special privileges?