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Long Lines, Lawsuits During Georgia Early Voting

Georgians flocking to the polls for early voting have been met with long lines, reports GPB News, an Electionland Partner.

In Gwinnett County in northern Georgia, voters told GPB News they waited nearly three hours to vote on Monday. Voters in Macon, in Central Georgia, waited about 20 minutes. But the lines didn't stop a whopping 145,000 voters from casting their ballots in the first two days of early voting in the state.

The ACLU has filed suit against Georgia for failing to extend voter registration in light of Hurricane Matthew. A hearing is set for Wednesday morning. It will be heard by the same judge who, last week, declined to extend the deadline for Chatham County specifically. He did not rule on whether the deadline should be extended for the entire state.

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