Georgia House Speaker Launches Investigation Into Voter Suppression

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Georgia had it's primary on Tuesday, but many in the state were not able to cast their vote, citing broken machines and long lines as reasons.

House Speaker David Ralston has announced he has directed Chairman Shaw Blackmon and the House Governmental Affairs Committee to launch an investigation into "irregularities in today's primary election across Georgia, particularly in Fulton County."

"We are hearing anecdotes from around the state – particularly in Fulton County – this morning of unacceptable deficiencies: poll workers not being properly trained, voting equipment not working and absentee ballots not being received among other issues," Ralston said in a released statement.

The statement continued, "The sanctity of our elections – being free and fair – is the very foundation of our system of government. Our elections must be efficient and voters must be confident that their votes will be properly counted."