2016 Election, Big Government, Elections, Issues

Voter hack traced to Homeland Security computers

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Photo: Ken Lund/Flickr (cc by-sa 2.0)

Photo: Ken Lund/Flickr (cc by-sa 2.0)

If voter fraud wasn’t enough of a concern already, Georgia’s secretary of state said Thursday that an attempted hack of the state’s voter registration database originated from an IP address linked to the Department of Homeland Security:

The allegation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is one of the more bizarre charges to come up in the recent spate of alarms about voting-system hacks. He said in a Facebook post on Thursday that he had been made aware of the failed attempt to breach the firewall protecting Georgia’s voter registration database. The attack was traced to an Internet Protocol address associated with DHS, he said.

“This morning I sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why,” he said in the post.

DHS said in a public statement that they’re “looking into the matter” and “will respond to Secretary Kemp directly.”

Prior to the election, DHS offered to conduct remote “cyber hygiene scans” of state election systems to help identify any vulnerabilities. However, Kemp made it clear in his letter to DHS that he did not agree to any scans: “At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network.”

Further, the attempted hack on Georgia’s voter registration system occurred on Nov. 15, well after the election.

Donald Trump won Georgia by just 211,141 votes. More than enough to avoid a recount, but perhaps not more than enough to keep a pissed off federal employee from breaking the law.

  • RockyMtn1776

    This comes as no huge surprise.

  • KLW9008

    I believe they will find many democrat improprieties IF they do a REAL and FAIR audit!

    • daves

      Too bad Mr. Trump’s lawyers keep fighting it.

      • Ahmed F. Hosny

        I understand why they’re fighting frivolous, distracting tactics by the Left.

  • Ahmed F. Hosny

    Quelle surprise! Is this (or one like it) the excuse that Obama is looking for to suspend the Constitution and declare Martial Law?

  • ONLYJB1

    dhs headed by wanna be muslim convert jeh johnson? Don’t expect any internal help from these jerks! Either that or they will begin claiming “Fake News”! Come January 21, they all need to be expecting termination papers!

  • CALVIN

    I hope when trump takes the office, they start filing charges on everybody that has been involved in voter fraud

  • BonLovesFreedom

    Ah yes, the competent, efficient, trustworthy, and intelligence of our Homeland Security dept. HA! NO more muslimes in our government after Jan 21, 2017.

  • Wildeagleone

    I an employee did indeed attempt to screw with the election process and is found to be guilty, fire the bastsrd and a healthy fine as well as jail time should be impedes

  • rwhawk

    How many other states were impacted?

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