ATLANTA, GA: In response to widespread reports of Election Day voting issues all across Georgia, Sarah Riggs Amico, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement:
“The Secretary of State had ample time to prepare for a smooth transition to the new voting machines he championed. He’s had months to prepare for an election in the midst of a pandemic. And yet, he has failed — spectacularly — to provide counties with the training and resources they need to conduct today’s election safely and fairly. Missing machines, dysfunctional equipment, and confusing communication to voters are the direct result of Sec. Raffensberger’s mismanagement.
But Georgia voters will not allow their voices to be suppressed. I am inspired by their tenacity and commitment to casting their ballot, even amid these challenges. Democratic turnout has been surging since voting began weeks ago, and Georgians will demand their rights be protected and their votes be cast and counted.
I urge all counties that have experienced delays and malfunctions today to follow the lead of Chatham County and others, and extend voting hours until every eligible voter can cast their ballot.
It has never been more important to ensure our voices are heard, and I encourage all eligible Georgia voters to to go to their polling places as planned and stay in line until their ballot is delivered. Anyone who encounters challenges should immediately call the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816.”