Georgia Election Day Madness: GOP Wants Answers

Georgia Election Day Madness: GOP Wants Answers

( – Democrats and Republicans do not see eye-to-eye on much these days. The partisan divide runs pretty deep in the country. However, there’s one thing that the Right and Left can agree on this week: the voting system in Georgia is a complete disaster.

Last year, a federal ruling forced Georgia to get rid of their paperless voting machines. Tuesday’s primary was the first test of the new voting procedures. To say that it didn’t go well would be the understatement of the year.

Georgia voters reported waiting in lines for hours, only to be turned away because the new voting machines weren’t working. Others complained about never receiving requested absentee ballots. The election day chaos was so bad in the Peach State that Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called for an immediate investigation.

In a statement released Tuesday, Raffensperger said the voting situation in Fulton and Dekalb Counties was utterly unacceptable. He vowed to resolve the issues before November’s election.

As for Tuesday’s election failures, both sides are pointing fingers. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) refused to take any responsibility for her failures in Fulton County when she tweeted about the voting machine failures.

Several Democrats chimed in on the madness in Atlanta, complaining about voter suppression by the Right. But, the Georgia Republican Party is directly blaming the Democratic county officials who were “woefully unprepared” for Tuesday’s elections.

Democrats will do little more than cry foul over the election day disaster. Even though they run the city of Atlanta, they’re always quick to point the finger at Republicans for their problems. If this mess is going to be cleaned up in time for November’s elections, it’s going to be up to the GOP.

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