Election officials defend special voting for Usher
- Photo: Fame Flynet1 of 16
- Photo: Kristina Bumphrey/WENN2 of 16
- Photo: Mike Coppola for Pencils of Promise/Getty Images North America3 of 16
- Photo: https://www.facebook.com/usher/.4 of 16
- Photo: Joe Stevens/Retna Ltd.5 of 16
- Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America6 of 16
- Photo: Rex / Rex USA/.7 of 16
- Photo: @UsherRaymondIV/Twitter8 of 16
- Photo: L. Cohen/WireImage9 of 16
- Photo: SGranitz/WireImage10 of 16
- Photo: Hip-O Records/Promotional11 of 16
- Photo: Nikki Nelson/WENN12 of 16
- Photo: WENN13 of 16
- Photo: LA-TOM/DS-ISM/Flynetonline.com/Fame Flynet14 of 16
- Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage15 of 16
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Election officials in the Atlanta area are defending their decision to allow singer Usher to bypass long lines and cast his ballot on Election Day, infuriating voters who had to wait.
RELATED: Celebritweets: Election Edition
Fulton County election officials tell WSB-TV that Usher Raymond IV was escorted to the front of the line to minimize distractions at his Roswell polling place. They said in a statement that poll manager Frank Padula was directed to move Usher through the process as quickly as possible.
WSB reports that Usher took cellphone pictures of himself voting, then posted them on Twitter.
Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann questioned the decision. Hausmann said she can think of only a few people who might deserve such treatment, such as people with disabilities, the elderly and voters with small children.
Wonderwall.com goes behind the scenes at the 2015 American Music AwardsWatch Video »
In honor of the 10th anniversary of "Just Friends," check out how the stars of the film have changed.Watch Video »
Get the Duggar dish on Replay hosted by Wonderwall's Kirby Kristen.Watch Video »
Tats for Love
From Heidi Klum and Seal to Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco, see which stars got tattoos for love.Watch Video »
Shailene Woodley and the stars of "Divergent" chat phobias and on-set injuries at the film's world premiere.Watch Video »
Stars chat with Wonderwall.com on the red carpet at the 2015 American Music AwardsWatch Video »