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Computer Experts Urge Georgia to Replace Voting Machines

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Voters casting ballots in Georgia's primary elections in May 2022.

A switch to hand-marked paper ballots could easily be made by November because state law already provides for them to be used as an emergency backup.

Credit: Alyssa Pointer/Reuters

In a Sept. 8 letter to Georgia's State Election Board and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a group of 13 computer and election security experts said they should replace the state's Dominion Voting Systems touchscreen voting machines with hand-marked paper ballots prior to the November midterm elections.

The letter cited "serious threats" from a breach of voting equipment in Coffee County, which remains under investigation.

A documented incident that occurred in January 2021 reportedly involved unauthorized copying of election equipment in the county.

The letter said the copying and sharing of election data and software from Coffee County "increases both the risk of undetected cyber-attacks on Georgia, and the risk of accusations of fraud and election manipulation."

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