The Georgia House gave final legislative approval Thursday to buying a new $150 million touchscreen-and-paper ballot statewide voting system, sending the bill to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature.
The House voted 101-69 on the proposal for Georgia voters to use a combination of voting machines and computer-printed paper ballotsstarting with the presidential primary election next year. The bill passed the Senate on Wednesday….
Minority Democrats fought the legislation, House Bill 316, saying it would leave Georgia’s elections vulnerable to hacking and tampering.
Democrats wanted Georgia to switch to paper ballots bubbled in by pen, saying those ballots would have better reflected voters’ intentions.