ATLANTA (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp says Georgia's electronic voting machines should be replaced, coming around to a position critics say he's resisted for years as the state's top elections official.
There's just one thing - Kemp says it can't be done in time for his own election this November.
The secretary of state is asking companies for proposals to implement new machines that produce verifiable paper records in time for the next presidential election in 2020.
Meanwhile, he's still dismissing experts who say the electronic machines are susceptible to hacking. Kemp is defending the system in place since 2002 as "accurate and secure" enough for this fall's elections, even though it produces no paper backups that can be audited.