Georgia lawmakers seek absentee ID requirement after signature test

ATLANTA — Before Georgia’s runoffs, two Republican legislators tried to expose a gap in absentee ballot security by changing how they wrote their signatures on ballot application forms. Even with the altered signatures, they received absentee ballots. They say their experiment showed a flaw with absentee ballot verification: If election workers had thoroughly checked voter signatures, their ballot requests would have been rejected. While there’s no indication of widespread voter fraud, Republican lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would eliminate signature matching when verifying abs…

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