Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Oprah denounces racist robocalls mimicking her Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

Oprah denounces racist robocalls mimicking her Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

"And I want you to know that their blood has seeped into my DNA, and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain".

Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams speaks, as Republican candidate Brian Kemp looks on, during a debate in Atlanta, Oct. 23, 2018. They call it "voter suppression".

If neither Kemp nor Abrams wins a majority - a distinct possibility with a Libertarian candidate on the ballot - there could be another month of campaigning.

According to AP interviews and records released by the Georgia Democratic Party, the lawyer for the election-security advocates, David Cross, notified both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kemp's counsel Saturday morning that a citizen had alerted him to the flaw.

Adding to the drama, Election Day voters will cast ballots amid an ongoing dispute over Kemp's management of the election system he runs in his current job as secretary of state, leaving open the possibility that partisans on the losing end may not quietly accept the outcome.

Stamos said he believed Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department specialists would be better positioned to investigate any hack. Those private communications ended up with Kemp announcing, without providing any evidence, that he was launching an investigation into Georgia Democrats for "possible cybercrimes".

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That didn't stop Kemp's office from posting a notice on Georgia's Secretary of State website, which voters visit to check their registration status or find their polling place.

"We expected the secretary of state would take that seriously and would take whatever remedial actions needed to be taken, and we were surprised to see that the response was to accuse the Democrats of hacking", Cross told reporters on Sunday. The state is one of just five nationwide that continues to rely exclusively on aged electronic voting machines that computer scientists have long criticized as untrustworthy because they are easily hacked and don't leave a paper trail.

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So, rather than hack it, Democrats were anxious about protecting a voter data base that Kemp has previously failed to keep secure. Brian Kemp is desperate to save his failing campaign, and it's likely we'll see even more of his abuses of power as the election nears, but Georgians will keep working hard, knocking on doors, making phone calls, and voting to make sure he doesn't get a promotion.

A report from the Inspector General of DHS released in July 2017, concluded that allegations were unsubstantiated. "You suddenly open an investigation without giving any sort of details about what happened?" Democrats also have blasted Kemp over 53,000 voter registrations that his office flagged as pending ahead of Tuesday's election.

A national spotlight is shining on the election in Georgia, where both President Trump and former President Obama visited in recent days to tout support for Kemp and Abrams, respectively.

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