FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Democrat Georgia Secretary of State candidate John Barrow speaks during a campaign stop at Daniel Field in Augusta, Ga. Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger are vying in a Dec. 4 runoff for Georgia secretary of state. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff

December 03, 2018 - 5:40 am

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's voters have one more chance to make their voices heard about the state's election infrastructure.

Tuesday's runoff election for Georgia secretary of state pits Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger against former Democratic congressman John Barrow. Neither candidate won more than 50 percent of votes on Nov. 6.

Raffensperger has support from President Donald Trump, while Barrow is endorsed by former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

The Republican has defended how Georgia canceled the registrations of hundreds of thousands of voters; he says he'll focus on election integrity and making sure only legal citizens can cast ballots.

But the Democrat says change is needed. He says Georgia does a "pretty good job of keeping people from cheating," but a "lousy job of making it easier for folks to vote."

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