Kemp Investigates Dems, Not the Reported Vulnerability
When a registered voter in the state of Georgia discovered a major vulnerability in the state’s My Voter Page, he brought it directly to the attention of lawyer David Cross, partner at Morrison & Foerster, who represented the Curling plaintiffs in the recent Georgia election security lawsuit. Cross said he alerted the FBI and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and his legal team.
What has ensued since then, according to Cross, is not an investigation into the vulnerabilities that threaten voter integrity or an effort to contact the reporting voter whose information was provided.
“From everything we’ve seen, instead of investigate, Kemp decided to politicize the issue and claim hacking by the Democratic Party,” Cross said, adding that the voter who brought the vulnerability to his attention is not affiliated with the Democratic Party.
The registered voter, whose name was not disclosed, went onto Georgia’s My Voter Page to look up his own information, said Cross. When he tried to update his information, he realized he was able to pull his information back but the system never confirmed that it was being pulled back.
“When he looked at the query, he noticed that he could potentially pull back any information just by changing the voter identification number. He didn’t confirm that,” said Cross, but brought the information to Morrison & Foerster, who brought it to the FBI and Kemp.
“We expected they would investigate, but as of this morning, the vulnerability is still there and they still had not contacted this voter. That’s the starting point for any investigation, but they are not doing that,” Cross said.
While Kemp has launched an investigation into the Democratic Party, alleging that it attempted to hack the voter system, the reported vulnerabilities remain unfixed, which Cross said is the real issue.
“Georgia voters need to check their voter registration information before tomorrow because right now there are potentially thousands of voters who could show up to vote tomorrow and not be able to because their information has been changed,” Cross said.
On Sunday’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, said of Kemp’s allegations, “This is a desperate attempt on the part of my opponent to distract people from the fact that two different federal judges found him derelict of his duties and have forced him to allow absentee ballots to be counted and those who are being held captive by the exact map system to be allowed to vote.
“He is desperate to turn the conversation away from his failures, from his refusal to honor his commitments and from the fact that he is part of a nationwide system of voter suppression that will not work in this election.”
Source: Information Security Magazine