Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail-in ballots in Georgia


GEORGIA (AP) — Election officials and activists in four Georgia counties say faulty software or poorly calibrated vote-tabulation scanners used in the state’s primary may have prevented thousands of mailed-in votes from being counted.

The activists say the fact that the problem occurred in multiple counties suggests it is systemic. They are calling for statewide audits. A top Georgia voting official, Gabriel Sterling, says he has not yet seen evidence of the issue and blamed “activists who have an ax to grind” for raising it.

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Voters on Tuesday waited up to five hours to cast ballots at some polling places due to problems with equipment and poll worker unfamiliarity with a new voting system.