[UPDATE] Georgia Democrats Involved in Voter Registration System Hack?

Update: Yes, they edited their page.


In case you missed the news, here’s the TL;DR:

Georgia’s Secretary of State Kemp, whose office is in charge of elections, announced an attempted hack of the state’s voter registration system, and that Georgia Democrat involvement is being investigated. This was instantly amusing because Republican Kemp is running for Governor in a tight race against a raving lunatic Democrat.* This is better than the retaliatory games the Dems and Reps in New Hampshire play on each other.

Georgia Democrats thought it would be a good idea to release a couple of emails which they claim “prove” they had nothing to do with the hack.

Naturally, their “proof” includes instructions on how to implement the hack. Brilliant.

Here are the emails they published.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Richard Wright <[REDACTED]>
Date: Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM
Subject: SOS Voter page issue details
To: [REDACTED], Rachel Small <[REDACTED]>

Hey Rachel,

Nate asked me to provide you with details on the issues that I’ve discovered, and I believe he spoke to you about.

I’ve attached a postman file which shows details on the two issues I’ve discovered. The first issue is with the MY Voter Page site. It has a url to download sample ballots and poll cards; however, the url allows you to download any file on the system. The second issue is with the online voter registration. On that site, you can download a form to print and mail your registration to the local election office. That url contains an ID number for your request. If you change that ID #, which is just a counter – ie 1, 2, 3, …, you can download anyones data and that includes lots of PII (ie drivers license and last 4 of Ssn).

Feel free to call me at [REDACTED] if you have questions.

Richard

I’d like to know who “Nate” is, and why he thought this should go to the GA Dems rather than the authorities.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Rachel Small <[REDACTED]>
Date: Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Fwd: SOS Voter page issue details
To: Sara Ghazal <[REDACTED]>

I’ve attached a postman file which shows details on the two issues I’ve discovered. The first issue is with the MY Voter Page site. It has a url to download sample ballots and poll cards; however, the url allows you to download any file on the system. The second issue is with the online voter registration. On that site, you can download a form to print and mail your registration to the local election office. That url contains an ID number for your request. If you change that ID #, which is just a counter – ie 1, 2, 3, …, you can download anyones data and that includes lots of PII (ie drivers license and last 4 of Ssn).

We need to see a lot more emails, showing how, and with whom, this scheme originated. Far from clearing the Dems, this appears to implicate them; Ms. Small, at least. I’d like to ask Mr. Wright a few questions on the subject, but if he has two brain cells to rub together, he’s already lawyered up.

You might be wondering why I re-posted the emails, since you could read them at the GA Dem site. It’s because I expect that page to go dark.

You see, their redaction skills are about on par with the DOJ’s. They typed [REDACTED] over the text email addresses, but…

I’m guessing they copied/pasted with Word or the like, which includes a hyperlinked mailto… with the address intact. So I sent an email to all three folks’ addresses, thanking the GA Dems for publishing “the email addresses of those involved in this matter.”


* To clarify, Stacey Abrams is so stupid and fugbuck nuts even by Dem standards, that rather than split the vote and risk her winning, I’m going to hold my nose and vote for a Republican.

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