Democrats have been pushing the false conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to hack the 2016 Presidential election vote. And a significant number of Democrats believe that despite the evidence that no such thing ever happened. But now, in a stunning claim, Democrats are being accused of being involved in trying to hack a voter registration system.
According to the office of the Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, they are investigating the Georgia Democratic Party in a failed effort to hack the state’s voter registration system.
From Fox News:
“While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes,” Kemp Press Secretary Candice Broce said in a press release. “We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure.”
In an updated statement early Sunday afternoon, Kemp’s office added: “We opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page.”
According to the officials, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI had also been notified.
“We are working with our private sector vendors and investigators to review data logs. We have contacted our federal partners and formally requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate these possible cyber crimes. The Secretary of State’s office will release more information as it becomes available.”
Democrats flipped out at the allegation.
In response to Kemp’s allegation, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Democratic Party was livid, writing that the “scurrilous claims are 100 percent false” and lambasting the probe as “another example of abuse of power” by the secretary of state.
Kemp is running against Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor. Abrams called the accusation a “desperate attempt on the part of my opponent” to “distract from his failures.”
Media is already trying to spin it, with the New York Times claiming Kemp’s office is making the claim “without evidence.”
Meanwhile, the Federal government reassured everyone that the actual vote across the country was secure.
President Trump is set to host a rally Sunday afternoon in Macon, Georgia. His administration has taken an aggressive approach to information warfare, which has seen the Pentagon unveil a new cybersecurity strategy and the Justice Department launch a Cyber-Digital Task Force while pursuing a comprehensive crackdown on leakers.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that people should “vote with confidence” on Tuesday because the nation’s election systems have been hardened against foreign actors.
“I think we’ve made great progress, particularly at the individual polling stations and with the tabulations of votes,” Warner said. “So I think people should vote with confidence.”