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Sunday November 18th, 2018 9:29AM

Georgia Republicans spar over lack of election paper trail

By The Associated Press
Georgia's lieutenant governor called for a new voting system that leaves a paper trail, leading the state's top election official to accuse him of joining ``liberal conspiracy theorists.'' 
 
Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a candidate in the governor's race, told WABE-FM on Wednesday that a paper ballot system would preserve election integrity. 
 
Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who oversees the voting system and is also running for governor, blasted Cagle's comments. 
 
In a statement, Kemp's office said Georgia legislators and voters should offer input, but ``not conspiracy theorists or misinformed, craven candidates for higher office.'' 
 
Kemp and other officials have been the subject of an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean just after the suit was filed. Kemp has denied wrongdoing.
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