Officials certify DeKalb election, LaVista Hills supporters skeptical

DeKalb Election officials on Friday vouched for the accuracy of the referendum that narrowly defeated the creation of a city of LaVista Hills, even as cityhood supporters suspected misconduct and called for a revote.

An investigation into allegations of election tampering will continue looking for irregularities. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office and the GBI launched the investigation Thursday after a DeKalb elections supervisor said some voters were turned away from their polling places, voter material wasn’t properly secured and he discovered a loose voting machine memory card.

DeKalb election officials triple-checked vote totals from voting machines and tabulation computers, and everyone’s votes were accounted for, said DeKalb Elections Director Maxine Daniels.

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