SOS Candidates: Stall work to replace Louisiana voting machines
By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press
Republican former Sen. A.G. Crowe, one contender running against GOP Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, wants the attorney general and legislative auditor to review the bid process.
Republican Rep. Julie Stokes says the vendor search should start over, after claims the secretary of state's office mishandled the process and attempted to manipulate the outcome for the winning bidder.
Democratic candidate Renee Fontenot Free says replacement work should slow until a secretary of state is elected. Republican Rep. Rick Edmonds agreed.
Ardoin, who took over after his boss resigned, says the process was fair. His office is moving forward with the contract.
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