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DOJ: Georgia runoff schedule violates federal law

ATLANTA (AP) - The federal government has sent a letter to Georgia officials saying the state's schedule for runoff elections violates federal law on overseas absentee ballots.

The U.S. Department of Justice sent the letter on June 15 to Georgia's attorney general and secretary of state. It claims violations of a federal law that requires absentee ballots to be sent to military and overseas residents at least 45 days before federal elections, including runoffs. The letter threatens a lawsuit if the matter isn't resolved quickly.

Georgia's state primary runoff is scheduled for three weeks after the state primary election, and Georgia's general election runoff is scheduled for four weeks following the general election.

The Georgia attorney general's office declined comment.

The secretary of state's office said it would have a statement later Friday.

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