Georgia State officials have now learned that voting machines to be used in the upcoming special election have been stolen. The race is considered highly important by Democrats hoping to gain real ground after months of national protests leading to nowhere.
Taking place in the 6th Congressional District, Democrats hope to turn the county from red to blue. President Trump lead by only 1 percent during the 2016 presidential campaign.
But now it appears that the vote could possibly be delayed. According to the state’s Secretary Brian Kemp, the machines and other equipment were swiped from an unlocked vehicle in a Kroger’s parking lot on Saturday night.
Cobb County Director of Elections Janine Eveler made it clear that the machines can’t be used to commit voter fraud. However, she did say that they contain private information about specific voters.
Yet, Secretary of State Kemp stated that the handling of the machines is highly unacceptable, especially given the fact that the election is being held today, Tuesday April 18:
“It is unacceptable that the Cobb County Elections Office waited two days to notify my office of this theft. We have opened an investigation, and we are taking steps to ensure that it has no effect on the election tomorrow.”