Suit seeks to toss Ge­or­gia’s June vote

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

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.

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