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With time short, judge mulls Georgia voting system changes

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Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 6:56 AM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — With early voting in Georgia set to begin in less than a week, a federal judge was still mulling a request by voting integrity activists to sideline its new touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg is presiding over a lawsuit filed by election integrity advocates that challenges the election system the state bought last year from Dominion Voting Systems for more than $100 million.

The activists say a recently discovered glitch bolsters their arguments that the machines are unreliable.

The state says a software fix has been distributed and urged the judge not to order changes so close to an election.

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