An investigation last year into Georgia’s current voting system — which employs 15-year-old voting machines that do not produce paper ballots — found the state’s system badly in need of upgrading.
Among the issues reported was machines changing people’s votes, sometimes right before their eyes.
> Democrat candidate Lisa Ring says voters are complaining they've been expunged from the rolls, that their designated and confirmed polling place was closed when they arrived for the Primary election, even worse, some saw their vote changing in front of their eyes.
> Candidate Lisa Ring/(D) Georgia 1st District: "We've heard reports all over the state of these old machines often not taking a persons (sic) vote, it'll change. Change the vote. And, sometimes, if people don't catch it, we don't know if the vote is being recorded accurately."
But Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is currently running for governor, failed to make necessary updates ahead of the 2018 midterms; he is now facing a federal lawsuit over the issue.
> While Kemp says he does agree the system needs updating, he's fighting to delay it citing confusion and cost.
> Representative Buddy Carter/(R) Georgia 1st District says voter security is not about money, "I don't think there's any question that we need to spend a little bit of extra to make sure we have safe and secure elections."