Accusation that Democrats hacked Georgia voter file is "outrageous", cyber expert says

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The accusation emerged on Sunday amid reports that Georgia's election system, which Kemp oversees as secretary of state, is open to glaring vulnerabilities.

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Kemp also told CBS, "It's no surprise that militant Black Panthers are armed and patrolling the streets of Georgia for Stacey Abrams".

Read the full survey here. Abrams and voting rights advocates accuse Kemp of using his office to make it harder for certain voters, particularly minorities, to vote.

Even before he was running for governor, Kemp faced criticism over Georgia's election system.

David Cross, however, an attorney who has been involved in cybersecurity-related litigation against the Georgia Secretary of State's office, said he was also alerted to the potential vulnerabilities by the same individual who contacted the Georgia Democratic Party. I just want to say, Jesus don't like ugly", Oprah said in an Instagram video captioned, "The antidote to Hate.

Kemp, who is the Republican candidate for governor on Tuesday's ballot, didn't provide evidence linking the Democratic Party to the hacking attempt.

Oprah Winfrey and Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams greet the audience during a town hall style event at the Cobb Civic Center on November 1, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia. Recent public polling shows the race between Kemp and Abrams to be neck-and-neck.

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Cross said the businessman, Richard Wright, had approached him with the information, which Cross turned over to Kemp's office on Saturday morning. Over the weekend, voting security experts informed Kemp that the voting system is susceptible to hacking, and Kemp quickly called on the FBI to investigate Democrats for "cybercrimes" trying to hack his state's elections.

The citizen also separately informed the Georgia Democratic Party, whose voter protection director then sent an email to two Georgia Tech computer security experts, one of whom sits on a commission created by Kemp.

So, rather than hack it, Democrats were anxious about protecting a voter data base that Kemp has previously failed to keep secure.

"The eyebrow-raiser will be if Democrats pick up a South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma - these sort of very, very red (Republican) states", Duffy said, noting local dynamics, rather than national politics, were mostly responsible for Republican weaknesses.

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In 2015, Kemp's office inadvertently released the Social Security numbers and other identifying information of millions of Georgia voters.

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that the state must relax it's "exact match" voter registration restrictions, allowing more than 3,000 people originally barred from voting to cast their ballot on Tuesday.

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