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A voter marks a ballot for the New Hampshire primary inside a voting booth at a polling place Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Voting machines were stolen ahead of today's hotly contested special election in Georgia


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.
Brian Kemp

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.

Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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. 

Here's why you should care about Georgia's special election

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. 

President Trump has repeatedly urged Georgians to vote against Ossoff.

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