NAACP Claims Voting Machines Change Votes for Abrams to Kemp

On Wednesday, the NAACP in Georgia filed a complaint against the Secretary of State’s office for voter suppression tactics regarding voting machine malfunctions across the state. Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is currently Georgia’s Secretary of State presiding over the 2018 election. This is the second voter suppression complaint to surface against the Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, in the tight governor race between him and Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams. Several voters have claimed that the machines were changing their votes from Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams to Brian Kemp. Voters say they had to repeatedly touch the screen in order to make sure it registered the correct candidate and emphasized that if they were not careful enough, their votes would not have been properly cast. In other instances, voters have claimed the machines would immediately spit out their ballot cards when inserted, preventing them from being able to vote. Other voters also reported the machines would cast their ballot before they even voted. These screen malfunctions have occurred across Georgia in Bartow, Cobb, Henry and Dodge Counties. The 17 year old voting machines are unreliable and the NAACP urges those who are running the election to take responsibility in ensuring […]

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