This past Saturday, Georgia’s Secretary of State/gubernatorial Republican candidate up against Democrat Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, made a shocking announcement, explaining that there had been an investigation launched into what he called a Democratic attempt at hacking Georgia’s voter registration data.
Kemp’s office launched the investigation just two days before the much anticipated midterm elections, telling the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they found possible “cyber crimes” from the Democratic Party of Georgia.
“I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes,” Kemp’s press secretary stated, continuing, “We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure.”
Brian Kemp's office says Democrats under investigation after Georgia voter registration attacked by hack https://t.co/Uv5ICpGTbd
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 4, 2018
Georgia Secretary of State has opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system & https://t.co/8gOalJQa69
— RealPrissy’sView™️ (@PrissysTruth) November 4, 2018
Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is going up against Kemp in the elections, issued a response to the allegations. Abrams called the move was “desperate,” and said claimed it was all a ploy for her Republican rival to “distract” American voters from the real issues at hand.
The election is tomorrow. There is no running and no hiding now for the Democrats. The cards are all on the table, and with the race for the next governor of Georgia is now officially the “most-funded gubernatorial campaign ever, and recent polling continues to show the two candidates are closely tied.”
Fox News reports:
Republican Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, is investigating the state’s Democratic Party for “possible cyber crimes” related to an alleged attempted hack on state voting infrastructure, his office announced Sunday, throwing a seismic wrench into Kemp’s neck-and-neck gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams with less than 48 hours to go before Election Day.
“Federal partners” — including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI — also have been notified about the “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system” as of Saturday night, Kemp’s office said.
Kemp’s press secretary, Candice Broce, released a statement in which she said, “While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes. We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure.”
Earlier in the day on Sunday, an updated press release was made in which the office added, “We opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page.”
We will continue to update as new information becomes available.