Breaking News

Georgia election officials accused of deleting evidence

  • July 30, 2019
  • Comments Off on Georgia election officials accused of deleting evidence
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

An election watchdog group is accusing Georgia election officials of intentionally destroying evidence that showed unauthorized access to the state election system and potential manipulation of election results.
The Coalition for Good Governance is suing the state, arguing the touchscreen voting machines used in Georgia are vulnerable to hacking. The group said the state began deleting evidence soon after the suit was filed.
“The evidence strongly suggests that the State’s amateurish protection of critical election infrastructure placed Georgia’s election system at risk, and the State Defendants now appear to be desperate to cover-up the effects of their misfeasance–to the point of destroying evidence,” the federal court filing said.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office called the allegations completely false.
“Any accusation that the Secretary of State’s office has not complied with this Court’s preservation order is completely false, and we look forward to vigorously defending ourselves from these spurious allegations meant to distract the Court from the fact that there is no evidence that supports the plaintiffs’ outlandish theories,” spokeswoman Tess Hammock said in a statement.