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Group says it's Heard of Some Voting Machine Issues

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A civil rights group says it's heard from some voters about problems with Georgia's touchscreen voting machines during early voting.

The NAACP Georgia State Conference said in a news release that some voters complained of trouble casting ballots for Democrat Stacey Abrams, a former state lawmaker who's trying to become the first black female governor in the country.

Abrams is locked in a tight, nationally watched race with Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, whose office oversees elections.

Georgia NAACP president Phyllis Blake submitted online complaints based on information received from voters in Bartow, Cobb, Dodge and Henry counties.

Secretary of state spokeswoman Candice Broce said in an email that the state elections director and chief investigator were reviewing the complaints and a formal investigation would be opened if warranted.

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