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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The servers at the center of a case over security of Georgia’s election system were wiped clean of all data by the state university housing them. This fact is both an outrage and extremely suspicious.
A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, Frank Bajak of The Associated Press reports. [Business Insider]
Were electronic pollbook failures caused by Russian hacking? After a presidential campaign scarred by Russian meddling, our local, state, and federal agencies have not conducted sufficient digital forensic investigations to assess the impact. [NY Times]
First elections, then probes into hacking. Now, the lawsuits over election hacking. A group of Democrats and Republicans in Georgia is suing the state to overturn its June special election. [USA Today]
"It was weird, considering I had never voted before." [Inverse]
"The need for us to get our act together on cyber security and get much better at it is becoming very acute," Michael Daniel, cyber security coordinator in the Obama Administration. [NBC News]
“Anything that’s happening in here, ... those intent on undermining the integrity of our election systems have already done,” Barbara Simons, president of Verified Voting, said. [USA Today]
Security researchers were invited to hack surplus voting machines in a timed trial at Defcon vote-hacking village. [BoingBoing Forum]
“It took me only a few minutes to see how to hack it,” said security consultant Thomas Richards, glancing at a Premier Election Solutions machine currently in use in Georgia. [The Hill]
Cybersecurity researcher effortlessly downloaded the confidential voter file of every registered Georgian. [LA Times]
Excellent concise election integrity overview. "The attacks on our election infrastructure are high tech, but much of the defense is low tech." [Just Security Forum]
Prove that no votes could have been tampered with, say DefCon organizers. "Start hacking on (the machines) to raise awareness and find out for ourselves what the deal is." [USA Today]
Ernest A. Canning reports on BradBlog that in the recent runoff election, most "electors were forced to cast their votes into electronic black holes."
Georgia's top elections official refused Department of Homeland Security help in 2016 but soon will take the reins for future elections after security mistakes.
Georgia Secretary of State's Office will move all elections work in-house after a series of security lapses forced an end to control by the beleaguered Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University.
Breitbart Article by Ben Kew, July 5, 2017: "Colorado non-profit files lawsuit seeking to void Georgia special election result."
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Coalition for Good Government files lawsuit to challenge unverifiable 6th Congressional District runoff election results
A group of Georgia voters and a Colorado-based watchdog organization seek to void 6th Congressional District special election and scrap Georgia's voting system
Summary article by Associated Press, appearing in Washington Post
Sample letter to one of three counties and GA SOS. Tweet by Marilyn Marks on June 24
Georgia Voters Call on SOS Kemp to Halt Use of Machines, Use Paper Ballots Instead