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Organization says Georgia voting machines easily hacked

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Although the Secretary of State's Office says there's nothing to worry about, activists say otherwise after a University of Michigan professor was easily able to hack into a voting machine used in Georgia.

A member of the 'Coalition for Good Governance' provided a video showing the professor quickly hacking into the voting machine and he says that machine is used in many areas in Georgia.

Now, many voters fear their votes won't count in November and they want to use paper ballots. Their solution is getting rid of electronic voting and only using paper ballots ahead of November mid term election. 

Cyber security expert Logan Lambs says the computers are old and insecure. He also says that there's currently no paper trail to verify votes in Georgia.

"It's enraging because that means you're not counts for nothing if the powers that be don't want to do anything about it," says voter Paula Towry.

A spokesperson for the Secretary of State says there is no evidence that Georgia's voting equipment has ever been manipulated. She also said the system is accurate and secure, but will eventually have to be replaced.

Recently, Secretary of State Brian Kemp created a commission to figure out what that new system will be. 

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