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The ACLU of Georgia is raising alarms about how counties and the state maintain voter rolls. The group thinks the way some voter addresses are verified may violate federal law.

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Earlier this month, Fulton County resident Stacey Hopkins got a notice from her local registrar.

A sign greets voters before they step up to cast their ballot at a polling site, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Atlanta.
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The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says it hasn't received a lawsuit filed against it Monday seeking to throw out the results of the June 20 6th Congressional District runoff won by Republican Karen Handel.  

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The lawsuit contends the state's touchscreen voting system has severe security problems. Marilyn Marks, executive director of the Coalition for Good Governance and the organizing plaintiff, claims Kemp sat on his hands.

 In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announces a March 6, 2012 date, as Georgia's 2012 presidential primary at a news conference in Atlanta.
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On a day when Georgia is taking part in a special election that has national implications, news of voting equipment being stolen is likely the last thing most want to hear.

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But Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp found out about just that two days after equipment was stolen from a car in Cobb County and issued a statement saying that was "unacceptable."

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

Now that the 2016 U.S. elections are over, the names of several Georgia Republican leaders continue to appear on lists of those likely to win appointments to top posts in President-elect Donald Trump's administration.  

Meanwhile, Democrats in Georgia, and around the nation, are trying to figure out a new strategy for the coming four years.

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