Georgia to replace voting equipment in one county following system breach

by Summer Lane

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will replace election equipment in Coffee County following “unauthorized access to the equipment that former Coffee County election officials allowed in violation of Georgia law.”

According to an announcement from Raffensperger’s office, the move to update and change the equipment in Coffee County was to “allay the fears being stoked by perennial election deniers and conspiracy theorists…”

Per Just the News, a computer forensics team in 2021 made copies of components of the election system in Coffee and the election management server.

Raffensperger’s announcement revealed that footage from security cameras in the county’s election office had caught former election officials “permitting access by unauthorized individuals to equipment that under Georgia law should have been secured.”

The secretary of state further expanded on that information:

“Voters expect to be able to trust their election officials and we rely on Georgia’s local election officials to follow the rules and laws that protect the integrity of Georgia elections. If the ongoing investigation by the State Election Board and the GBI uncovers violations of the law, those individuals should be prosecuted and punished to the full extent of the law.”

Although Raffensperger claimed that Coffee County’s new election equipment would be installed to assuage the fears of “election deniers,” Americans today have good reason to be concerned about the security of election processes.

As demonstrated in Coffee County, unauthorized access to the system allegedly occurred fairly easily. According to a September survey from Rasmussen Reports, 80 percent of likely U.S. voters are concerned about election integrity, while 75 percent are worried about election cheating.

Since the 2020 presidential election, countless reports regarding election irregularities and ballot trafficking have arisen, stoking the flames of suspicion surrounding the security of America’s voting systems. Recently, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems for alleged “severe anomalies” in the vote counting process related to the 2020 election.

Further, in May, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s film “2000 Mules” swept the box office due to its presentation of shocking evidence of a nationwide ballot trafficking scheme.

In August, Mike Lindell’s documentary, “[S]election Code,” spearheaded by journalist Lara Logan, further detailed Tima Peters’ story of how election machines could be used to tip the scales toward one candidate or another.

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