Thousands of voting machines in limbo because of 6th District lawsuit

11:10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 Georgia Politics and Government
David Barnes
AJ Seger, center right, 2, stands at a voting machine while his mother Mindy Seger, far left, 38, casts her ballot at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Cobb, Fulton and North DeKalb residents cast ballots today for the highly contested 6th Congressional District race. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)

A lawsuit related to the hotly contested 6th Congressional District special election has sidelined thousands of voting machines.

The potential result may mean some metro Atlanta voters could potentially see longer wait times at the polls in November.

Why are the machines off-limits? Plaintiffs have sought to preserve electronic records that could have bearing on the suit, which seeks to invalidate the results over concerns about the security and accuracy of Georgia’s electronic voting system.

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