Election Equipment Stolen Days Before Special Vote

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An Atlanta news station, Channel 2 Action News, has discovered that some critical voting machines have been stolen only days before a special election was to take place.

State officials began the investigation shortly after it was taken from a Cobb County precinct manager’s vehicle. According to Brian Kemp, the Secretary of State, it went messing this past Saturday out of a Kroger parking lot.

Kemp’s office says Cobb County Elections waited two days to tell his office about the theft of the machines.

Janine Eveler, the Cobb Count Elections Direct, stated that the stolen machines can’t be used in any fashion for voeter fraud. Still, questions should be raised. She fruther stated that any information on them is “hard to access”…

Kemp released the following statement Monday afternoon: “It is unacceptable that the Cobb County Elections Office waited two days to notify my office of this theft. We have opened an investigation, and we are taking steps to ensure that it has no effect on the election tomorrow. I am confident that the results will not be compromised.”


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