2016 Election, Donald Trump, Elections

Georgia asks Trump to investigate DHS election hacks

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

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

Is the Department of Homeland Security writing off an attempted elections hack by one of its employees? Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp thinks so, and he wants President-elect Donald Trump to look into the matter:

In a letter sent to Trump on Dec. 13, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said DHS has made multiple attempts to “infiltrate our network,” including a “large attack” on Nov. 15 — which DHS disputes — that prompted him to send a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

Kemp, who oversees Georgia’s elections, said several of the alleged DHS attempts came at “very concerning” times that suggest they may have been political retaliation.

DHS investigated the “large attack” and determined that it was not a hack attempt. Instead, Johnson told Kemp that a DHS contractor in Georgia simply visited Kemp’s website to research a professional license offered by his office. Kemp, however, doesn’t buy it:

The secretary of state insisted Georgia’s systems would not have sounded the alarm over the activity DHS is describing.

“I mean, we have that happen all the time, every single day in our office, and we never had the red flags that were raised in this incident,” he said.

“We’re going to need to see … it recreated,” he added. “They have yet to do that.”

Georgia’s “IT folks have been trying to recreate this, and we cannot do it,” Kemp explained.

The federal government, he added, was “just kind of writing this off.”

Kemp has been one of the most vocal critics of the ides of adding elections systems to DHS’s portfolio of critical infrastructure. And if DHS really is attempting to brush an employee’s illicit activities under the rug, who can blame him?

  • WVF

    This is a matter which should be investigated, but nothing will happen until after President-elect Trump assumes office. The traitors currently in charge of America’s business will do nothing at this point. They are essentially criminals.

    • Robert

      WVF
      The same people who are in charger of America’s Business will still be there after Trump takes office, they are called CONGRESS if you were not aware of it. The President is but a figure head, Congress runs the show.
      HAVE A GOOD DAY

      • WVF

        Would you like to make a wager on that?

        • Robert

          WVF
          Anyone who thinks the President has any powers has been reading the BS on the Conservative site to long. The President does what Congress lets him do and with 24% of the Republicans in Congress saying they will not support Trumps platform and two former Republican Presidents are saying the same thing, You may not believe it but former Presidents have a lot of pull on what happens in the Congress,and in the Courts when they were the one who appointed the Judges.
          Read some book and it could be helpful.
          HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • WVF

            Did you have this opinion when Barack Hussein Barry Soetoro ran ram-shod over the Congress for eight very long years? Perhaps, you might like to read one of my books.

          • Robert

            WVF
            Please explain how a President who has no powers except the VETO can run as you say RAM_Shod over Congress when it is Congress that tells the President what he can do. No EO can be issued without the approval of the Majority of Congress, if it is then Congress has the ability to shut it down.
            Maybe you should review the articles of the Constitution before writing a book that says the President can do anything.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • WVF

            You are one ignorant dude. You need to study the Constitution before running your mouth.

          • Robert

            WVF
            When I studied Constitutional law in College I was top of the class and considered some kind of expert on the Constitution.
            If you think I a m wrong just point me to the part that says I am wrong. If I am I will give you a heart felt apology, which I am sure you would not do for me.
            You know i am so ignorant I was called on on several occasion to set in on the Debates at college to make sure the answers were correct that were given in the debates.
            The truth make for better society, not Bull S**T.
            HAVE A NICE DAY

          • WVF

            I would suggest that you might want to take some of Hillsdale College courses on the Constitution, before espousing things for which you are clearly uncertain. The courses are free and very good.

          • Robert

            WVF
            I do suppose Yale’s Constitutional law courses are just a tad above your community college courses.
            If I have stated anything wrong then you are free to pin point what is wrong, just saying i am wrong proves nothing and is not a good come back for a health debate, you should at least state something that is fact which proves my post wrong.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • WVF

            I suppose you’re not aware that Hillsdale College is not a community college. It has been around since 1844, and is world renown for teaching American history and subjects about and related to the Constitution. Yale’s studies hardly compare to Hillsdale’s.

          • Robert

            WVF
            I think I will put that on the Alumni webb site, check your self on the internet who has the best Constitution law courses and I do not think you will find your community college in the list of the top 25.

            http://law-schools.startclass.com/d/c/Constitutional-Law
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • WVF

            You will be surprised to see that Hillsdale does not teach a liberal view of the Constitution as do all other institutions of higher learning, with the exception of one, who does.

          • Robert

            WVF
            There is no Liberal or Conservative view in the Constitution, it is plain English with every word being an English word. Some of the misunderstanding of the Constitution and Federalist Papers is what the words meant in England at the time the Declaration Of Independence and Constitution was written, some had different meanings than now.
            When it says no religion can be endorsed by the Government,, this is just my shortening of the 2 paragraphs, it simply meant that because most were not religious persons, as with established religion. most were Deist’s
            If they had wanted this to be Christian Country they would have said so, not say it was a freedom of religion where all religions, or non religions could practice freely without interference from anyone.
            What you are really saying is the other institutions teach the Constitution as it is written but your community college twists it to suit your religious agenda .
            See how that works when you put it in plain English.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • WVF

            You are obviously stupid! Please have no more contact with me!

          • Robert

            WVF
            I am not stupid or ignorant, a IQ 159 proves that..
            Now those that try and push their beliefs to make person live the way they say live then that is Dominance, and will never be tolerated in any country unless it is ruled by the gun. The day of religious persecution is gone for ever, People do not have to hide because of their life choices, it is allowed to be brought into the open where it should have been 100 years ago.
            We have had several Presidents that were for human rights and now the last President gave person more rights than any other President since Lincoln or FDR.
            As Benjamin Franklin, once said and wrote , Religion belongs in the temple and in the heart of the believer but never in Government.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

  • Babsan

    The FRAUD and his Muslims must be investigated for treason and sent to Guantanamo

    • Robert

      Babsam
      you should get some education also.
      No President can be held accountable for what he does while in office, that is the law.
      HAVE A NICE DAY

      • Babsan

        Apparently this so called President is a FRAUD so pull the sealed papers and open a case of treason,fraud and Anti America activities

        • Robert

          Babsan
          What part of the law do you not understand, the Congress can Impeach him, and I can guarantee you that if he had done anything out side of the Constitution then the Republican House would have started impeachment proceedings.
          How do you suppose you got the idea hat Obama was a fraud, If any thing real was in evidence, then he would not be President.
          What Anti American activities has any President done, Obama has given more people more rights than any other president since Lincoln.
          HAVE A GOOD DAY

  • RLTMLT

    In defense of Russia, A Time Magazine article from 1996, 20 years ago, details Washington’s medaling in Russia’s presidential election to bail out president Boris Yeltsin.

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