There has been a major data breach in Georgia after a piece of election equipment was stolen. The breach puts all of Georgia voters’ personal information at risk.
A machine that checks voters in on election day was stolen Saturday night ahead of Tuesday’s big special election to fill Tom Price’s old seat.
Was it just a random theft? Maybe. But after Trump stole the presidential election with the help of Russia and Comey, news like this makes Democrats very suspicious. It’s not far fetched to imagine that this is some kind of attempt to sabotage or taint a race that quite possibly will go to the Dems.
“State officials are investigating the theft last week of equipment from a Cobb County precinct manager’s car that could make every Georgia voters’ personal information vulnerable to theft.
The equipment, used to check-in voters at the polls, was stolen Saturday evening, Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Monday.
Cobb County elections director Janine Eveler said the stolen machine, known as an ExpressPoll unit, cannot be used to fraudulently vote in Tuesday’s election but that it does contain a copy of Georgia’s statewide voter file.”
To make this situation even more fishy, local election officials waited two days before reporting the theft or starting an investigation. State officials are insisting that this theft will not affect the voting results. But when voter confidence in our election system is at an all-time low, a theft like this raises all kinds of alarms.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp said on Monday that it was “unacceptable” that Cobb County officials waited two days before they informed him about the theft.
Kemp also said,
“We have opened an investigation, and we are taking steps to ensure that it has no effect on the election tomorrow. I am confident that the results will not be compromised.”
Let’s hope he’s right.