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.