GA Secretary of State candidate smashes voting machine in latest ad

GA Secretary of State candidate smashes voting machine in latest ad
Updated: May. 2, 2018 at 10:30 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It looks like a scene from the movie "Office Space," and Georgia Senator Josh McKoon (R) of Columbus hopes it gets the attention of voters.

McKoon, who is running for Georgia Secretary of State, released the online commercial on the week advance voting started. It shows a closeup of him talking about stopping "illegals" from voting and making voting machines secure.

Then, in that ad, McKoon in his suit, and a couple of friends, can be seen using baseball bats to smash a voting machine.

"I have heard on the campaign trail all over Georgia how much people want us to move to a verifiable paper ballot system for voting. We thought this ad was a humorous way to convey the message that I will change our voting system,"  says McKoon.

He also said, "It goes right in line with our campaign mantra: let's make Georgia the fastest state in the nation to get a job and the toughest state in the nation to cast an illegal vote."

Sitting Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) was elected to a full term in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Kemp announced one year ago that he would not seek election in 2018, choosing instead to run for governor.

The primary election is less than three weeks away. Here's a full list of McKoon's opponents:

Democratic candidates: Former Rep. John Barrow, former State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, and R.J. Hadley

Republican candidates: Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, State Rep. Buzz Brockway, State Rep. Brad Raffensperger

Watch the full Josh McKoon ad below:

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