Georgia Republicans spar over lack of election paper trail

By The Associated Press
Posted 11:39AM on Thursday 25th January 2018 ( 1 year ago )
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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