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GOP leaders brace for possible voter problems

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By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican leaders say they expect recent election reforms to cause some problems when early voting starts Friday, but they hope to have the wrinkles ironed out by the general election in November.

Over the last few years, GOP leaders have pushed measures they say are needed to prevent voter fraud. Steps they've taken include purging voter rolls and requiring photo identification to vote.

But aside from the possibility of not having proper ID, voters may not know where to cast their ballots after Republicans redrew the electoral map in the once-a-decade redistricting process.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett acknowledged that "some voters go to the wrong precinct" after redistricting, but he said the state is making every effort to direct them to the right places.

Early voting ends July 28. The state primary and county general elections are Aug. 2.

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