May 22, 2024
Georgia officials announced that they will be replacing voting machines in Coffee County over fears of a security breach after a pro-Trump forensics team allegedly gained access to them.

Georgia officials announced that they will be replacing voting machines in Coffee County over fears of a security breach after a pro-Trump forensics team allegedly gained access to them.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the move serves to soothe the fears of Republicans who believe the election was stolen and to counteract any possible security breach when the team accessed the machines as part of their investigation, according to the Washington Post. He also called for the punishment of any officials that might have broken the law as part of their investigation into election fraud.

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Raffensperger’s newest announcement comes after his office’s earlier claims, in which they confidently asserted that there had been no security breach with the voting systems. Since then, more evidence has emerged to suggest that investigators might have accessed and copied sensitive hardware and data as part of their investigation.

Georgia’s replacement of the electronic voting systems with a hybrid of electronic and paper voting systems, while largely a move to do away with any future allegations of election fraud, has now come full circle and is viewed by critics as insufficient to stop future election fraud. Critics believe the Republican investigators compromised the machines and have paved the way for other hackers.

“You still have the overall problem that the software has been released into the wild to countless individuals who may have ill intent and who may be using it to figure out ways to manipulate an election,” Susan Greenhalgh, a consulting expert for the left-wing Coalition for Good Governance, told reporters, according to the Washington Post.

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SullivanStrickler, the Atlanta-based technology firm involved with the investigation, has denied any wrongdoing, including claims that it copied any sensitive hardware or data.

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