Stacey Abrams, Georgia Democrats decry Brian Kemp's hacking claim

07 November, 2018, 09:00 | Author: Angel Logan
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"I'm feeling pretty excited, you know, as the kids would say, 'I'm feeling pretty pumped up!'"

Georgia's centrally managed elections system lacks a verifiable paper trail that can be audited in case of problems. Kemp aped President Trump, especially his political incorrectness.

Democrats responded to the announcement by calling it "a reckless and unethical ploy", saying Kemp was trying to gain an edge in his neck-and-neck race with Abrams.

Kemp and Abrams both condemned the calls.

In a statement on Sunday, Kemp's office said they had officially requested the FBI to investigate the matter.

"Rather than address the substance of the concern, Defendant Kemp falsely and without evidence accused his opponent of cyber crimes", the plaintiffs state. "This political stunt from Kemp just days before the election is yet another example of why he can not be trusted and should not be overseeing an election in which he is also a candidate for governor".

Kemp's team told NBC News that the gubernatorial candidate's card was blank and he had to get another one.

Kemp has been under fire over allegations of conflict of interest for overseeing the election in which he is a candidate - and for a last-minute decision over the weekend to level claims that Georgia's Democratic Party had been involved in an attempt to hack state voter data. "We have our inalienable right because the one place that all people are equal is at the polls", she told voters.

Even if Kemp's accusation against the Georgia Democratic Party proves false, Levin said voters - in Georgia and elsewhere - should still be vigilant for signs of potential cyberattacks on Election Day. Democratic Party officials quickly denied the charge.

The finger-pointing is the latest turn in a campaign whose final weeks have been dominated by charges of voter suppression and countercharges of attempted voter fraud. The official declined to say if the agency was investigating. The party published two emails that purport to show a private individual who pointed out potential vulnerabilities in systems used by Georgia residents to print sample ballots and registration information that the individual suggested could allow a hacker to steal or manipulate registration information.

A national spotlight is shining on the election in Georgia, where both President Trump and former President Obama visited in recent days to tout support for Kemp and Abrams, respectively. They've freaked out about voter fraud to invalidate the results of elections before, and now maybe they'll agree to acknowledge the conclusions of several US intelligence agencies and decide that hacking is a problem if and when the election doesn't go conservatives' way.

The suit included allegations that the voter registration system was discriminatory, citing the cancellation of around 34,000 people's registration status between 2010 and 2013. Through the last day of early voting, which ended on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, Georgians cast 2,071,830 ballots with 1,886,905 in-person and 184,925 by mail.

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