(TheRedWire.com) – A federal judge is set to rule on whether the state of Georgia will be forced to stop using the election system currently in place, as it has operational issues and could leave the state vulnerable to attack. The issues faced by the system are in part because the current system is believed to potentially cost the right to vote for some voters who could vote and not have it counted accurately.
The trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday and election integrity activists are going to be claiming that the touch screens designed by Dominion Voting Systems are so flawed in their design that they are unconstitutional. Election officials however have maintained that the system currently in place is not only reliable but also completely secure and that it will be up to the state to determine how elections are conducted.
In the last few years, Georgia has become an important battleground state in the elections and has garnered a lot of nationwide attention to its election. The election system which is used across the state by the majority of in-person voters, includes touch screen voting machines that print a ballot that includes the voter’s selection and a QR code that makes the ballot readable to the scanner.
The activists have argued that the state needed to instead switch to using hand-marked paper ballots that are going to be counted by ballots and that stricter post-election audits needed to be in place.
U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, is overseeing the case and has previously stated that she did not have the authority to order states to switch to hand-marked paper ballots.
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