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Meanwhile, Down in Georgia

With 51% of precincts reporting, McKinney is getting thrashed. There are still more than 80 precincts to report in DeKalb, but if you compare the current results with the vote from the primary vote of July 18 you'll see that McKinney is going to have to make up a huge amount of ground.

Three weeks ago she pulled 26,788 votes out of DeKalb, while Johnson got 24,488 and John Coyne (who ran an anti-McKinney campaign) received 4,045 votes. McKinney is currently trailing Johnson by 1,000 votes in DeKalb and 5,000 votes overall.

UPDATE: From the AJC:

The McKinney Web site noted voting machines not working or mysteriously casting incorrect ballots, "insecure" voting equipment, police harassment, and poll workers refusing to hand out Democratic ballots.

At one campaign stop Tuesday, McKinney said, "We also had a problem at Midway [elementary school polling place], where my name was not on the ballot," McKinney said.

"My opponent's name was on the ballot. ... We are disappointed that the secretary of state's office has not dealt adequately with these electronic voting machines and the deficiencties. Also, polling places have opened up and some of the machines were not zero-counted out. ... And that is a problem. That is a serious problem."

Dana Elder, the precinct manager at the school, said there was a power failure around 2:20 p.m. affecting one machine that lists registered voters in the precinct, but it posed no problem because there was another backup machine. The broken machine was fixed within 10 minutes and did not affect the actual voting machines, Elder said.

"It was really nothing," Elder said.

The Georgia Secretary of State's Office kept an eye on the elections, with 15 roving monitors on the ground in the 4th District, said spokeswoman Kara Sinkule.

Sinkule noted that the complaints were only coming from the McKinney campaign. "We are not having voters saying we are having equipment malfunctions," Sinkule said.

McKinney has always held a distrust of the state's new touch-screen voting machines. She has appeared at events promoted by activists opposed to electronic voting in Georgia. One of her congressional aides, Richard Searcy, was one of the most outspoken critics of Georgia's electronic voting platform before taking a job in McKinney's office.

When McKinney beat out five opponents in the Democratic primary in 2004 to re-claim her congressional seat, she did not question the voting machines' accuracy or the results. On Tuesday, she was anything but silent on the issue.

"Voters should be able to go into the precinct with the assurance that their vote is actually going to be cast, first of all, and counted," McKinney said Tuesday. "But at this point we have had voters to tell us the voting machines took several tries before they would actually even cast the correct ballots."

McKinney made other claims about voting problems but did not elaborate or take questions before disappearing into a truck.