Suit seeks to toss Georgia’s June vote
ATLANTA — Georgia’s electronic, touch-screen voting system is so riddled with problems that the results of the most expensive House race in U.S. history should be tossed out and a new election held, according to a lawsuit filed by a government watchdog group and six Georgia voters.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court by the Colorado-based Coalition for Good Governance and voters who are members of the group. It seeks to overturn the results of the June 20 election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Handel was declared the winner with 52 percent of the vote to Ossoff’s 48 percent.
The named defendants include Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp; members of the state Election Board; election officials in Fulton, Cobb and DeKalb counties; and the Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University.