Georgia: 1,000 people voted twice in state primary

Georgia: 1,000 people voted twice in state primary

These voters submitted absentee ballots but also voted in person, a problem that happened across 100 Georgia counties, and election officials didn't catch them in time to keep the second votes from being tallied, Raffensperger announced during a press conference outside the state Capitol.

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About three-quarters of Americans polled by Ipsos said they believe fear of becoming infected with COVID-19, the contagious disease caused by the coronavirus, is sufficient reason to vote by mail. More than 900,000 Georgia voters have already requested a ballot, according to Raffensperger, and he warned that those who vote twice will be "investigated thoroughly". North Carolina was the first state in the country to send absentee ballots to voters who requested them. Instead, voters can request an absentee ballot online.

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Election officials sort absentee ballots, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Atlanta.

"It showed up at my house, I voted and I put it back in the mail".

Patrick Gannon, a spokesman for the state elections board, said there's still plenty of time for voters to correct the witness error when they receive written notice from county elections boards informing them of the deficiency.

"There are going to be votes that are not counted where the intent of the voter is nonetheless clear" under the rule, Worley said.

Raffensperger received flak from fellow Republicans after his office mailed absentee ballot applications to all active voters before the June 9 primary election.

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