In this Nov. 8, 2016, photo, a voter fills out his ballot at the Wilson School House in unincorporated Wilson, Idaho. Donald Trump’s victory came as a surprise to many Americans, the nation’s pollsters most of all. Heading into Election Day, most national surveys overstated what will likely be a narrow popular vote advantage for Hillary Clinton and led many to believe she was a shoo-in to win the Electoral College. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
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Tuesday marks a monumental day as Republicans and Democrats battle over Georgia’s Sixth District, but there is also a battle between the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office and a county Board of Elections that waited two days before reporting the theft of a stolen voting machines.

The Hill reports that machines were reported stolen a day before Georgia’s special congressional election after going missing from a precinct manager’s car on Saturday night. The manager did not report the theft until Monday.

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Secretary of State Brian Kemp was not pleased. “It is unacceptable that the Cobb County Elections Office waited two days to notify my office of this theft,” Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement. “We have opened an investigation, and we are taking steps to ensure that it has no effect on the election tomorrow. I am confident that the results will not be compromised.”

Reportedly, the ExpressPoll machines taken are part of a computer system used to check in voters and check off those who already cast ballots – not machines to actually used to vote.

The devices have been replaced for Tuesday’s election, specifically at the Cobb County precinct, but an investigation is ongoing.

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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for GeorgiaPol.com and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’

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