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Georgia Democratic Party Being Investigated for 'Cyber Crimes'

Georgia Democratic Party Being Investigated for 'Cyber Crimes'

The contest between Kemp, who now sits as Georgia's secretary of state, and Abrams, who is vying to become the country's first black female governor, had already become a flashpoint for allegations of voter suppression. She and Abrams are both black women from MS, and the media titan spoke of the sacrifices their ancestors had to make to obtain the right to vote.

Most notably there's Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor of Georgia. "Iconic" means irregularities reported with voting machines across Georgia, including vote-switching and touch screen malfunctions. 11th hour, cynical ploys come as no surprise from Brian Kemp, a man who raided the offices of organizations who register people to vote and had a woman arrested for helping her blind father cast his ballot.

A DHS official said the department is deferring inquiries back to Georgia. Yes, until Saturday evening.

GOP nominee Brian Kemp asked the FBI to investigate the Democratic Party, accusing it of trying to hack the system he controls as secretary of state.

Democrats said Kemp's investigation is a "political stunt" just before Election Day. Others were notified, as major news stations, both local and national, sent Breaking News alerts via their apps. A WSB-TV poll released over the weekend showed a huge - and very partisan - divide over the integrity of the vote in Georgia.

The same poll also shows 52% of Georgia voters approve of President Trump's job performance with 43% disapproving of the Commander-in-Chief. Immediately after the 2016 general election, Kemp declared that DHS tried to hack his office's network, an accusation dismissed in mid-2017 by the DHS inspector general as unfounded. Instead, Kemp had the servers wiped clean.

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The website's vulnerability could allow someone to access personal information, such as driver's license numbers and addresses, and potentially change voter registration information without permission, said Richard DeMillo, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech. "Through the last day of early voting on November 2, 2018, Georgians cast 2,071,830 ballots with 1,886,905 in-person and 184,925 by mail".

That didn't stop Kemp's office from posting a notice on Georgia's Secretary of State website, which voters visit to check their registration status or find their polling place.

Wild speculation, right? "The reason for the wild speculation is because the people responsible for finding out if election tampering is going on aren't interested in doing so"...until Saturday.

Now that Democrat Abrams stands a good chance of pulling off an upset in a conservative stronghold state, Kemp may just want to have an excuse to contest the results should the election not tip in his favor.

While much of the focus on Tuesday is on which party wins control of the U.S. Congress, Republicans and Democrats are battling across the country for state-level power, which can help them support or resist Trump's agenda on issues such as healthcare, gun control and gay rights.


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