GBI launches investigation into allegation of attempted election hack

GBI launches investigation into allegation of attempted election hack

"And I want you to know that their blood has seeped into my DNA, and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain".

The offensive automated phone call uses derogatory language to refer to Winfrey and Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor.

Abrams would be the first African-American woman to be elected governor in the U.S. But, she said she doesn't want people going to the polls with that in mind.

The latest poll: A WSB/Atlanta Journal Constitution poll out Friday showed Abrams with an extremely narrow lead over Kemp - 46.9 percent to 46.7 percent.

According to AP interviews and records released by the Georgia Democratic Party, a lawyer for election-security advocates, David Cross, notified both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kemp's counsel Saturday that a citizen had alerted him to the flaw.

Republican Brian Kemp on Monday stood by his decision to level claims of attempted hacking at Democrats, turning their objections - and the concerns of nonpartisan civil rights groups - into an election eve selling point.

"You don't have to actually have someone who is successful in running up against your system", they don't have to find a vulnerability for it to be potentially criminal or even try and execute it, Broce said.

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He took to Twitter to criticise Senator Donnelly on Saturday evening, while travelling to Florida from a rally in Montana. A second poll, by NBC and The Wall Street Journal , also showed Democrats holding the same seven-point advantage.

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Abrams also slammed the ploy in a statement given by her spokeswoman Abigail Collazo: "It is not surprising that in a race that has consistently been very close, we've seen several weeks of increasing desperation from many dark corners trying to steal the election, cheat, lie, and prey on people's fears rather than having the respect to listen to voters and speak to their hopes". While providing no details of the incident, besides that the alleged attempt failed, Brian Kemp's office did say that the federal authorities are investigating the claims.

Kemp accused Democrats of attempting to "hack" Georgia's online voter registration system but offered no evidence for the charge, which was widely criticized as a political move two days before the election.

Efforts to reach PCC for comment have not been successful. Immediately after the 2016 general election, Kemp declared that DHS tried to hack his office's network, an accusation dismissed as unfounded in mid-2017 by the DHS inspector general.

In 2015, Kemp's office inadvertently released the Social Security numbers and other identifying information of millions of Georgia voters. "And he should not get a promotion to a higher position, because he will constantly abuse that power, as well". "You put Stacey in there, and you're gonna have Georgia turn into Venezuela".

A report by The Associated Press said that under the "exact match" law, Kemp had stalled more than 50,000 voter registrations by mostly black voters.

Former President Obama recently joined Abrams on the campaign trail, suggesting that Kemp has "already been caught" guilty of voter suppression.

Her husband Lance Whatley, a 29-year-old software engineer, was leaning toward voting for Kemp as he waited.

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