Election Day 2018: Fulton County, including Atlanta, using 700 fewer voting machines … here's why

Long lines were reported across metro Atlanta as Georgians went to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2018 midterm elections

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The long lines were due to higher than usual voter turnout for a midterm election, but in Fulton County, the trouble resulted from the county using fewer voter machines.

WSB-TV learned that 700 voting machines in Fulton County remained sequestered due to a pending paper ballot lawsuit.

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The county has about 2,000 machines in use and is down to 40 spare machines.

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