Monday, 16 September, 2019

Stacey Abrams slams Brian Kemp after he accuses Democrats of voter ‘hack’

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Patty Aguilar | 07 November, 2018, 01:16

Citing a potential conflict of interest, Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have unsuccessfully appealed for Kemp to step aside as secretary of state until after the election.

"You don't have to actually have someone who is successful in running up against your system", they don't have to find a vulnerability for it to be potentially criminal or even try and execute it, Broce said.

It comes amid broader concerns over voter suppression in the state, including a failed proposal from Kemp's office to close seven of nine polling places in a majority-black county in Georgia.

The Democratic Party of Georgia posted an email exchange to their website. The "scurrilous claims are 100 percent false", Georgia Democrats said, accusing Kemp of showing "another example of abuse of power". Those voters will be able to vote, he says, as long as they show proper identification like every other voter.

Kemp, who oversees elections as Georgia's secretary of state, vehemently denies charges that he's used his office to make it harder for minorities to vote. The first two times he blamed a vendor and an employee, and this time he's blaming the Democratic Party. When pressed about the optics of using his office to investigate his opposition days before an election, Kemp said he "wasn't anxious about how it looks", adding "this is how we would handle any investigation".

Four security experts independently confirmed to the AP that the voter registration site is highly vulnerable to hacking.

Another computer expert who reviewed the vulnerability, Kris Constable of PrivaSecTech in Vancouver, Canada, said the system "clearly has never been audited by any computer security professional". Those experts told the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Georgia officials by mid-Saturday, documents and interviews show.

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Cross said Wright, a businessman with "some background in software", doesn't wish to speak publicly.

No details of the alleged cyber crimes have been released, but there was apparently an attempt to hack the voter registration database.

It's unclear from that statement whether Kemp was using "We" to refer to his campaign or his state office. Wright could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

The hacking accusation is not the first from Kemp accusing outsiders of trying to penetrate his office.

The DHS inspector general in June 2017 said Kemp's complaint was without merit.

Georgia's centrally managed elections system lacks a verifiable paper trail that can be audited in case of problems.

His office made headlines again past year after security experts disclosed a gaping security hole that wasn't fixed until six months after it was first reported to election authorities. They contend he has been lax on securing voter data and that his office previously improperly disclosed private information on six million Georgians. "Thanks to the systems and protocols established by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, no personal information was breached".

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