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Voting Problems

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Voting rights groups are trying to stop Georgia
elections officials from screening new voters by asking them to
prove their identities and citizenship.

The groups will ask a three-judge federal panel Wednesday to
stop Secretary of State Karen Handel from matching new voter
applications with driver's license and Social Security data.

It comes days after a federal judge rejected their claims.

District Judge Jack Camp said he worried that halting the
screenings could lead to "significant voter confusion" before the
November 4 election.

He also noted the groups still had the option to appeal to a three-judge panel, which is scheduled to convene Wednesday.


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