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Friday July 19th, 2019 2:42AM

Fraud investigation launched in northeast Georgia election voided twice by judge

By The Associated Press

State officials are investigating whether a state lawmaker's election in northeast Georgia that was thrown out twice by a judge was tainted by fraud.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement Thursday his office is investigating reports of potential voter fraud in the voided elections for state House District 28.

State Rep. Dan Gasaway lost to Chris Erwin in the original Republican primary last May. A judge found that election was marred by mapping errors that placed some voters in the wrong district. A new election was held Dec. 4, and Gasaway lost by two votes. Last week, the judge ruled four people voted improperly in the do-over election and ordered a third round of voting.

A new election date has not been set. No Democrats are seeking the seat.

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