Q&A: Why wiping of Georgia elections server matters

The elections management server whose memory was wiped held data that could have revealed whether hacking altered the election outcomes in 2016 or in the 2017 6th Congressional District election. [AP]

The FBI had brief custody of the server but has not discussed its findings publicly. The server had been exposed on the open internet. It contained Georgia’s voter registration data and passwords for accessing election files. A rift has appeared between the Secretary of State’s office and the officials at Kennesaw State University, which administers Georgia’s elections.