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Georgia's new voting machines certified by the state

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace thousands of outdated voting machines statewide in only a matter of months. The state is making a $106 million purchase of new voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
August 09, 2019 - 12:06 PM

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state has certified the new touchscreen voting machines the state is purchasing, saying they meet state law and are secure for use.

Republican Brad Raffensperger's office also formally awarded the contract to Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems after none of the losing vendors challenged Dominion's winning bid.

The developments were revealed Friday in court documents filed by attorneys for the state.

Raffensperger last month announced the $106 million contract with Dominion for new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper record. They'll replace the state's current outdated machines that are vulnerable to hacking and don't provide a paper record to audit.

Raffensperger says the machines will be ready for use in the March 24 presidential primaries, giving state officials just months to roll out the new system.

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