Gwinnett Daily Post, Local Leaders Outline Problems With New, Raffensperger-Selected Machines
LAWRENCEVILLE – As Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger fixateshis attention solely on two Democratic-controlled counties and shifts blame to them for his malfeasance and deliberate indifference regarding the conduct of last week’s election, disturbing new information has emerged about voting in Gwinnett County, Georgia’s second-largest, which is made up of a majority people of color.
Twenty counties — urban, suburban, and rural, both Democratic- and Republican-controlled, extended hours on election day because of voting irregularities during the day. Election officials and poll workers across the state lacked adequate resources and training from the Secretary of State.
Despite the massive problems in Gwinnett and other counties across the state, Raffensperger has shown little interest in helping that county’s voters as he engages in a fairy tale that Election Day was a two-county debacle rather than a statewide meltdown. The (Republican) Commission Chair in Cobb County, the state’s third-largest, previously called on Raffensperger to take responsibility or resign.
Excerpts of the Gwinnett Daily Post article follow:
(Gwinnett) County officials have said there were issues with equipment still not having been delivered at 16 voting precincts in the county when polls opened on Tuesday morning, but another list distributed by state Rep. Donna McCleod suggested as many as 28 precincts experienced issues.
Several precincts had not received any voting machine equipment when the polls opened, but there were also reports of issues, such as machines not having printers to print completed ballots or not having scanners to process completed ballots.
Read the full article here.