Republican Brian Kemp and Georgia’s Secretary of State finds himself under fire from all sides, sparked after accusations he made that seem intended to use his role overseeing elections to harm his opponent in the gubernatorial race, Stacey Abrams of the Democratic Party. According to P.R. Lockhart of Vox News:
On Sunday, Kemp accused Democrats of attempting to hack the state’s voter registration system — a claim that has rankled Democrats. “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,” Candice Broce, a spokesperson for Kemp’s office, said in a statement on Sunday. “We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure.”
Here is the brief description from the video of an exchange recorded by PBS Newshour in which the Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter laid out the accusations against Brian Kemp:
At a news conference Monday morning, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter called Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s push for a probe into cybercrimes an “incompetent smear” against the state’s Democratic Party members.
Kemp, also the Republican nominee for governor, said the investigation into Democrats was prompted by a failed cyberattack into the state’s online voter registration system. It comes amid broader concerns over voter suppression in the state, including a failed proposal from Kemp’s office to close seven of nine polling places in a majority-black county in Georgia.
Kemp’s office did not offer any evidence of a cyberattack, Democratic State Election Board Member David Worley said Tuesday as he urged people to vote.
“[Kemp] made up a charge of hacking, a lie against the Democrat Party of Georgia. That should not be rewarded,” he said
The news conference is definitely a viewer recommendation. The video lasts about nineteen minutes. Take a look!
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