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The call to overhaul Georgia's 15-year-old voting system is getting bipartisan support. State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have proposed on social media to work together on an update.

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The problem isn't a new one. Georgia's voting machines leave no paper trail — that means there's no way to confirm that what someone voted for is what gets recorded.

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Georgia's electronic touchscreen voting system is so riddled with problems that the results of the most expensive House race in U.S. history should be tossed out and a new election held, according to a lawsuit filed by a government watchdog group and six Georgia voters.

Tech Experts Call For Georgia To Use Paper Ballots

Mar 15, 2017
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Paper ballots are needed to improve voter confidence in Georgia. That's the main message 20 professors with the national Verfied Voting organization had for Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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In a letter sent to Kemp's office yesterday, the tech experts recommended voting the old-fashioned way for the upcoming special election for Georgia's 6th District congressional seat.

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Poll workers at Therrell High School said one of the location's “Express Poll” machines froze throughout the morning. The machines verify voters’ IDs and pop out yellow ballot cards that people take over to the booths. Fulton County elections officials say the school was one of a handful of polling locations where express poll machines had to be rebooted.

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