Coalition for Good Governance helps five Georgia voters sue to halt Georgia’s illegal rejection of mail ballots.
Atlanta—Coalition for Good Governance, a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit against Georgia’s Secretary of State Kemp and State Election Board, issued a Demand Letter on April 17 again urging state officials to use hand-marked paper ballots to protect the security of the upcoming 2018 primaries, runoffs, and general elections. The letter laid out three feasible methods […]
Bill Whitaker of 60 Minutes details the cyber assault. Russian operatives launched a widespread cyberattack against state voting systems during the 2016 presidential election. Former officials say no votes were changed but an Election Day attack could have created chaos at the polls.
Georgia is in line for over $10 million in federal funds to help with election security, but voters statewide are still set to vote during the 2018 midterms on ageing equipment labeled vulnerable. The voting machines, used since 2002, have no paper trail allowing voters to check their choices are recorded accurately.
Mark Niesse, AJC, reports that “Several election integrity groups pressured lawmakers to reject the legislation because it allowed the possibility of voting machines that mark ballots with bar codes for computer tabulation. They said bar codes would have left the state’s elections vulnerable.”
Richard DeMillo in Bloomberg View states that … “[T]he reason I don’t trust Georgia’s election system is that the people who run it act like they have something to hide.” Read the startling details that support that statement.
Nothing changes faster than the world of high tech. That’s why, unless you’re in Siberia, you’ll seldom find anyone working on a 15-year-old computer. Unless you’re casting a ballot in Georgia. Last summer, we learned the state’s voting database stored on a computer server at Kennesaw State University had a security hole for some six […]
Georgia Secretary of State’s office released 2-page investigative report Tuesday into the erasure of an elections server days after a lawsuit was filed questioning the integrity of state’s elections system. [WABE, ATL NPR 90.1 FM]
This article gives a good overview with quotes that add fuel to the trash fire. In August 2016, online security researcher Logan Lamb discovered a security breach in the Georgia election system’s main server, which exposed personal data on 6.7M Georgia voters to possible hacking, data theft, and/or manipulation. Lamb reported the breach to election […]
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. […]