Election reform Group VoterGA sued the State of Georgia this week. They want a total ban on the use of Dominion Noting Machines in the state. VoterGa is teaming up with State Rep. Philip Singleton in a legal petition. They want the state to discontinue the use of Georgia’s Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5 in the state. Gov Brian Kemp’s administration paid out over $100 million dollars for the voting system from Dominion.
The U.S. District Court of Northern Georgia has ruled that the machines do not follow Georgia state law. The law states that the machines must create a paper ballot that clearly shows the code containing the voter’s choices that is easily readable by the elector. Dominion machines do not do that. This will work it’s way through the court system before a final decision is reached.s
The Washington Examiner reported:
A self-described election integrity group sued the state of Georgia on Tuesday, seeking a ban on the use of Dominion Voting Systems touchscreen ballot-marking technology across the state.
VoterGA, which led a suit against Fulton County for an inspection of 2020 election ballots, asked the Fulton County Superior Court to declare the state’s use of Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5 Ballot Marking Device voting systems a violation of state elections law and to enjoin the officials from administrating future elections with those devices.
Plaintiffs allege Democracy Suite systems fail to comply with the state’s election code, which provides voting systems must “print an elector verifiable paper ballot” and “produce paper ballots which are marked with the elector’s choices in a format readable by the elector.”
The machines in use generate a paper ballot that voters can visually verify, but it also produces a QR code on the paper ballot reflecting the voter’s choices, which cannot be visually verified, according to the lawsuit .
Ballot scanners then read the QR code to determine a voter’s selections, and the “written portion of the paper ballot is not used for counting or re-counting the elector’s intent,” the suit said, alleging a legal violation.
Many states have reported problems with the machines and they have been accused of creating ways to cheat. They have found boxes on the machines that some say allows it to be accessed remotely. More states should ban their use.