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Dodge Co. official says reports of voting machine issues untrue

WGXA

DODGE COUNTY, Ga. -- There have been reports of voting machine issues in parts of Georgia as we get closer to the midterm elections. The NAACP Georgia state conference says online records show complaints in Bartow, Cobb, Dodge and Henry counties.

The NAACP is saying some voters complained they had trouble voting for democrat Stacey Abrams -- the former state lawmaker who is trying to become the first black female governor in the country.

WGXA on Thursday talked to Dodge County Attorney John Harrington. He says he heard these rumors, but as of now, doesn’t believe they’re true.

“Regarding the allegations that there were some changes on the voting machines regarding when someone would cast a vote -- for instance when casting a vote for Stacy Abrams and having it come up Brian Kemp -- we have not had any direct reporting on that," Harrington said. "And as far as we are aware, that has not happened.”

Harrington added he will continue to look into these allegations with the help of the Superintendent of Elections. He also says, as with any election, if you notice something on your ballot that’s not quite right, report this to the people working the poles before you hit "Submit."

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