We reported that in Georgia under Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, 2020 ballots had been tampered with and this incident was withheld from a judge. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened in Georgia.
We reported a couple of days ago that a box of ballots was found that had its seals broken and ballots likely tampered with.
Unfortunately, this type of activity happened before in Georgia.
In August 2016 cybersecurity researcher Logan Lamb discovered easy access to Georgia voting databases, passwords used by election staff, software that runs the devices, and all data on their 6.7 million voters. At that time Kennesaw State University was running Georgia’s elections. KSU asked Lamb to keep quiet and then nothing was done. Six months later in March 2017, Kennesaw State’s CIO Stephen Gay alerted their Center for Elections Systems of a “data breach”. Gay contacted the FBI, who made a forensic server image, then opened an investigation into the hacking.
Three months later Republican Karen Handel beat Jon Osoff by 3.8% in a runoff election for District 6. Upset by the loss, Democrat activists alleged the system might have been hacked. So on July 3rd 2017 (Curling v. Kemp) they filed in Fulton County Superior Court. They wanted Georgia to replace the outdated (DRE) election machines which had no paper record and massive security holes. Three days later KSU staff deleted the election servers. This data removal was kept from the plaintiffs until October 2017, when one plaintiff (Coalition for Good Governance) obtained KSU’s internal emails. KSU staff had purposely DBAN’d (nuked) the election servers on July 6th, and their backup servers on August 9th.
KSU Elections Systems answered to Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State from 2010 to Nov. 2018. The State AG’s office defending Kemp originally told plaintiffs the data was deleted before their lawsuit. But this was proven false when the “Georgia wipes servers” story broke on October 26th, 2017 that included KSU emails. A few days later Assistant AG Cristina Correia withdrew the State AG’s office from the entire case due to “newly found” conflicts of interest. Kemp was running for Governor at this time, so he hired the law firm of former GA Governor Roy Barnes to defend this case.
In a December 2017 House hearing in Washington, Director Wray refused to answer if the FBI was investigating the Georgia election hacking, or if they had server data. A couple of years later, FOIA data from the FBI was provided to the Associated Press. It showed why FBI Wray was silent. FOIA shows there was NO indication the FBI ever examined the KSU server for tampering by malicious outsiders. The FBI investigation instead was aimed at the two researchers (Lamb & Christopher Gray) who alerted KSU about the election security risks. An FBI document dated Oct. 23, 2017, said the matter would be shelved once the drive image was placed in a case file. FOIA also showed the FBI did nothing for two months. They closed the case and…
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Original article posted by Joe Hoft at The Gateway Pundit. Title altered by Montana Daily Gazette.