Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger held a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 8, on election security.
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This year Georgia rolled out new touch-screen voting machines, but faced problems with a lack of training for poll workers that contributed to significantly long lines at voting locations for the state’s June presidential primary.
Georgia like other states has grappled with how to handle in-person and mail-in voting during the pandemic. President Donald Trump has continued to claim without evidence that mail-in ballots are more susceptible to fraud. On Monday, a federal judge extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be returned in Georgia, ruling that absentee ballots must must be counted if postmarked by Election Day and delivered within three days of voting. Raffensperger’s office told the Atlanta Journal Constitution last week that it planned to appeal that ruling.