When liberals wildly claimed there was voter hacking in 2016, they couldn’t have expected that the hackers would come directly from the Obama Administration.
Officials in Georgia claimed that the Department of Homeland Security, which is part of the Obama Administration, tried to breach the state’s voter registration database. Georgia was considered to be a swing state, until Donald Trump’s surprise victory on November 8 put it firmly back in the Republican column.
Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, went public with the attack yesterday on his official Facebook page. He also announced that he sent a letter Thursday morning to Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson—demanding to know why DHS agents attempted to hack confidential Georgia voter information.
Kemp’s letter is not public, but the Wall Street Journal, which saw a copy, released a key excerpt:
“At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network,” Kemp wrote. “Moreover, your department has not contacted my office since this unsuccessful incident to alert us of any security event that would require testing or scanning of our network.”
Kemp would also stress that, according to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, DHS’s attempts to gain access into Georgia’s protected database is illegal.
He added: “It’s outrageous to think about our own federal government is doing this to us.”
The attempted hacking reportedly took place on November 15th, about a week after the presidential election. It’s not exactly clear who did the hacking, or if it was even ordered by higher ups, but the attack came from an IP address belonging to the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS acknowledged it received Kemp’s letter and, according to their deputy press secretary Scott McConnell, the department is investigating the hack.
“DHS takes the trust of our public and private sector partners seriously, and we will respond to Secretary Kemp directly,” McConnell said.