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Old 10-26-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Why is it that the political figures of Georgia keep raising eyebrows? Brian Kemp, who is running for Governor of GA was possibly involved in deleting data from the state's election server. He is claiming that he had nothing to do with it but this looks highly suspicious considering that he is the main defendant in a lawsuit filed by Georgians who wants the state to get rid of the 15 year old voting management system due to security holes. Even though an Atlanta security researcher found the security issue with the server and insisted that some of the biggest election results were tampered with, Kemp and his Republican allies are insisting that the election system is safe in Georgia.

As a Georgia citizen, I am pissed! All of this outrage about people taking a knee and not respecting the flag yet you have political figures who are disrespecting the Constitution and our rights as citizens and they are doing it right in our faces. Where is the outrage from others regarding this? Why is this not a big issue? Why do you have people still supporting people who are disrespectful, immoral, and incompetent?

Kemp needs to drop out of the Governor race since he was over the election system.

APNewsBreak: Georgia election server wiped after suit filed - ABC News
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:03 AM
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This kind of flagrant obstructionism needs to be investigated by the highest authorities. If Brian Kemp isn't responsible for this, he should be the first person in line demanding to know who is. But where is he? Short of doing that, he's not worthy of a single vote. Yet despite this obvious sleazery, I would bet the rest of this years pay that he becomes our next governor.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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The level of apathy of some of the main individuals always posting their (obviously) GOP support for things are more quiet than a prostitute on the front pew of a church...
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:08 AM
 
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Pretty dodgy thread title. It sounds more like Kennesaw State is inept.

From Kemp:

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The Secretary of State's office had no involvement in this decision, and we would never direct someone to take such action. This pattern of reckless behavior is exactly why we are ending our relationship with KSU and the Center for Elections Systems and moving functionality in-house.

Not only did KSU officials fail to notify us of the server’s vulnerabilities when they first learned of the problem, they failed again to notify us when they decided to wipe the compromised server and the back-up server. We will not stand for this kind of inexcusable conduct or gross incompetence.

Earlier today, we opened an internal investigation on this new incident at KSU. Those responsible at KSU should be held accountable for their actions. The Secretary of State's office is also coordinating with FBI officials to get our own copy of the data that was erased at KSU.

Despite the undeniable ineptitude at KSU's Center for Elections Systems, Georgia's elections are safe and our systems remain secure. As Secretary of State, I will continue to lead around the clock efforts to keep it that way.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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This kind of flagrant obstructionism needs to be investigated by the highest authorities. If Brian Kemp isn't responsible for this, he should be the first person in line demanding to know who is. But where is he? Short of doing that, he's not worthy of a single vote. Yet despite this obvious sleazery, I would bet the rest of this years pay that he becomes our next governor.
Except yes, he has condemned KSU for this. I'm no supporter and I doubt he is elected but this is a political chicanery.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:20 AM
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Except yes, he has condemned KSU for this. I'm no supporter and I doubt he is elected but this is a political chicanery.
We'll see how (or IF) this shakes out, but only the very gullible and/or people with an agenda take PR fluff as gospel, as you've just done.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:46 PM
 
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Why is it that the political figures of Georgia keep raising eyebrows? Brian Kemp, who is running for Governor of GA was possibly involved in deleting data from the state's election server.


Please explain exactly why you said that Brain Kemp was involved.
What evidence do you have? I mean specifically state what evidence.
Was it from an article you read? If so, then link to the article.
Did you speak to someone that was involved?
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:55 PM
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Probe underway in destruction of data on election system server

...KSU represenattives late Thursday issued a statement explaining that the server, which had been examined by the FBI, was wiped so it could be repurposed. School spokeswoman Tammy DeMel said in the statement the FBI made a copy of all of the data on the server before informing KSU it had not been compromised and returning the technology.
DeMel said the university determined the technology on the server had exceeded its life and erased the data to repurpose the device.


...In a lengthy statement, Kemp said his office had no involvement in the decision to wipe the server, nor was it notified in advance....

Fact is that Kemp had decided to replace KSU for keeping the data because of their incompetence. That was all over the news a few months ago.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Please explain exactly why you said that Brain Kemp was involved.
What evidence do you have? I mean specifically state what evidence.
Was it from an article you read? If so, then link to the article.
Did you speak to someone that was involved?
If you read the article and my statement, you will see that the the word "Possibly" was used.

Quotes from the article as to why I think Kemp was involved:

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned.

The server's data was destroyed July 7 by technicians at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, which runs the state's election system. The data wipe was revealed in an email sent last week from an assistant state attorney general to plaintiffs in the case that was later obtained by the AP. More emails obtained in a public records request confirmed the wipe.

The lawsuit, filed July 3 by a diverse group of election reform advocates, aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily criticized election technology. The server in question, which served as a statewide staging location for key election-related data, made national headlines in June after a security expert disclosed a gaping security hole that wasn't fixed six months after he reported it to election authorities.

It's not clear who ordered the server's data irretrievably erased.

The Kennesaw elections center answers to Georgia's secretary of state, Brian Kemp, a Republican running for governor in 2018 and the suit's main defendant.After declining comment for more than 24 hours, Kennesaw State's media office issued a statement late Thursday attributing the server wiping to "standard operating procedure." It did not respond to the AP's question on who ordered the action.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, mostly Georgia voters, want to scrap the state's 15-year-old vote-management system — particularly its 27,000 AccuVote touchscreen voting machines, hackable devices that don't use paper ballots or keep hardcopy proof of voter intent. The plaintiffs were counting on an independent security review of the Kennesaw server, which held elections staging data for counties, to demonstrate the system's unreliability.

Wiping the server "forestalls any forensic investigation at all," said Richard DeMillo, a Georgia Tech computer scientist following the case. "People who have nothing to hide don't behave this way."

The server data could have revealed whether Georgia's most recent elections were compromised by hackers. The plaintiffs contend results of both last November's election and a special June 20 congressional runoff— won by Kemp's predecessor, Karen Handel — cannot be trusted.

Kemp and his GOP allies insist Georgia's elections system is secure. But Marilyn Marks, executive director of the Coalition for Good Governance, a plaintiff, believes server data was erased precisely because the system isn't secure.


"Georgia is not creating a climate of voting integrity for our citizens by continuing to blame shift," Henderson said via email.

I bolded some of the mot important sentences from the article. Since it is not clear who ordered the data to be delete, then Kemp, who is over the state's voting machines should resign. Kennesaw State answers to him. He is the head of this and somehow data is deleted days after a lawsuit against Kemp is brought forwarded. You don't think that sounds fishy. He is running for Governor. If the data was tampered with and he had something to do with it, how would that effect his campaign? It's super fishy as to what is going on nowadays from the President down to State and local officials.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Probe underway in destruction of data on election system server

...KSU represenattives late Thursday issued a statement explaining that the server, which had been examined by the FBI, was wiped so it could be repurposed. School spokeswoman Tammy DeMel said in the statement the FBI made a copy of all of the data on the server before informing KSU it had not been compromised and returning the technology.
DeMel said the university determined the technology on the server had exceeded its life and erased the data to repurpose the device.


...In a lengthy statement, Kemp said his office had no involvement in the decision to wipe the server, nor was it notified in advance....

Fact is that Kemp had decided to replace KSU for keeping the data because of their incompetence. That was all over the news a few months ago.
The article that I posted was from Thursday. SO it has updated information regarding this investigation. And since it isn't clear as to who ordered the data to be wiped, then the head honco (Kemp) should be taking responsibility since Kennesaw State answers to him. It is just fishy that something like this would happen a couple of days after a lawsuit is filed regarding this very data.

Would you want Kemp or any of his ally friends over the polling data during the Governor race or even the Mayoral Race in Atlanta? I sure would not. He is not credible at this point and even if he is found not guilty, I still would not want him near the data. He is just too closely involved into what going on now.
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