A Fulton County official tells local affiliate WSB-TV, “At no point was this decision made for preferential treatment, but to minimize and avoid a distraction at the poll.”

One voter told the station that he was in line for 45 minutes when he saw the star making his way to the front through a back door. “I take the voting process very seriously, and I was just taken aback that this was allowed to happen,” the voter, Alan Christian, said.

The singer posted a series of photos of himself on Twitter showing him making his way to the ballot box on Tuesday. Clad in a red, white and blue jacket and sporting red sneakers, Usher is seen posing solo for a snapshot while holding an umbrella. A message accompanying the photo said, “I did ... Did you?”

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