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Challenge to Lt. Gov. Race Dismissed by Cobb County Court


A Superior Court judge in Cobb County has dismissed a case challenging the November election of Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Senior Judge Adele Grubbs said the plaintiffs did not prove any specific issues that would alter the outcome.

The plaintiffs, which include an election integrity advocacy group and three voters, said they plan to appeal.

Their lawsuit blamed the state's 16-year-old electronic touchscreen voting system for a drop of about 80,000 votes in the lieutenant governor's race compared to the average for other statewide contests.

Official results from the Nov. 6 election show 3,780,304 votes cast in the Lt. Gov. race. By comparison, the race for Commissioner of Labor shows 3,849,450 votes cast.

Duncan beat Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico by more than 123,000 votes.