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Groups question GA election leaders after hassles

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 ATLANTA (AP) - State and national civil rights groups say issues some voters faced reinforced skepticism toward Georgia elections officials.

Diamond Walton, an 18-year-old college student from Columbus, says she called the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the New Georgia Project after being told to cast a provisional ballot Tuesday because she wasn't on a list of eligible voters. Walton says she presented her registration confirmation and officials found her name on an alternate registration list.

Several groups have accused elections officials of not processing applications quickly enough. A state judge declined to act in the dispute, saying the groups didn't prove elections officials weren't doing their jobs.

New Georgia Project Leader Democratic Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta says the issues Walton dealt with validate concerns in the lawsuit the judge dismissed.

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