What Georgia election officials are doing is as risky as “driving in a heavy rain at 100 miles per hour.”

Logan Lamb and Chris Grayson emerged this week as heroes of a  story that leaves experts and patriots from every political stripe shaking their heads in disbelief. Lamb, who in August 2016 stumbled into an open door at Georgia’s Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University, informed the Center’s director of the vulnerability.

In March [2017], a security colleague Lamb had told about the flaw checked out the center’s website and discovered that the vulnerabilities had only been partially fixed…The researcher Chris Grayson, said he, too was able to access the same voter record databases and other sensitive files in a publicly accessible directory.

Grayson and Lamb were questioned by the FBI. Lamb said he wanted to come forward after an NSA report about Russian hacking of U.S. elections became public.  Grayson said:

At the end of the day we were doing what we thought was in the best interest of the republic.

Experts have warned Georgia Secretaries of State for years that continued use of its outdated and compromised election technology was  risky. Those warning have been dismissed or even ridiculed.  @BrianKemp, the current Georgia SOS, seems content to repeat a now-discredited fiction that the state’s election system is “completely secure.”

#protectGAvote

 

Author: mayorlarryvaughn

My name is Larry Vaughn. You last saw me In 1975 in Amity, New York. I was the town's mayor when a rogue sheriff tried to frighten 4th of July tourists with talk of a great white shark lurking off the shallow waters. Needless to say, I was not pleased with the panic that ensued. "No danger!" I said. "Fun in the water!" Then the shark started gobbling people up. I now regret that I did not do more to protect the people who trusted me, and I want to make sure the same thing does not happen to the voters of Georgia. There are sharks lurking offshore (in Russia, for example) who want to hack your votes. Like me your elected leaders are quick to shout "No danger!"

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