Voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District will likely know by week’s end whether they can continue using electronic machines or will have to cast ballots on paper. A decision to go with paper ballots would all but void the state’s current voting system with less than two weeks to go before a key election. A Fulton County judge heard eight hours of testimony and arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit calling for paper ballots in the hotly contested June 20 runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff.
At issue, according to the suit, is Georgia’s reliance on voting machines it calls too old, unreliable and vulnerable to malicious attacks without a forensic review of their operating systems.
There is no evidence that the state’s system has been compromised. Georgia experienced no major problems during last year’s presidential election.