Voting machines were stolen from Cobb County, Georgia, just days before today's hotly contested special election, WSB-TV reports.
Four ExpressPoll machines were taken Saturday night from a Cobb County precinct manager's vehicle while it was parked at a Kroger grocery store.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he was notified about the theft two days afterward.
It is unacceptable that the Cobb County Elections Office waited two days to notify my office of this theft.
Kemp said his office had opened an investigation, adding that he was confident the theft would not compromise the election results.
Cobb County Elections Director Janine Eveler said the machines cannot be used to commit voter fraud.
Tuesday's special election will determine who replaces Tom Price's seat as a Georgia Representative. Price is now the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
WATCH | This election, initially thought to be a landslide for Republicans, has suddenly turned into a hotly contested race, with Democrat Jon Ossoff in the lead in an extremely crowded field.
Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress. VERY weak on crime and illegal immigration, bad for jobs and wants higher taxes. Say NO— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2017
President Trump has repeatedly urged Georgians to vote against Ossoff.
Republicans must get out today and VOTE in Georgia 6. Force runoff and easy win! Dem Ossoff will raise your taxes-very bad on crime & 2nd A.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2017