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Carl Dechant 2021-01-05
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Lawyers for Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Trump "seeks to disenfranchise millions of Georgia voters."
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Joshua Herbert 2021-05-12
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The proposal came in response to a controversial voting rights bill signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in March.
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Robert Pedigo 2021-03-28
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A new voting law signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week prevents volunteers from handing out food or drinks to voters waiting in line.
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Ainsley curt 2021-03-26
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Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run.

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Rafael Beltrami 2018-11-07

Georgia’s secretary of state and candidate for state governor in the midterm election, Brian Kemp, has taken the unusual, if not unprecedented step of posting the personal details of 291,164 absentee voters online for anyone to download.

Kemp’s office posted an Excel file on its website within hours of the results of the general election, exposing the names and addresses of state residents who mailed in an absentee ballot — including their reason why, such as if a person is “disabled” or “elderly.”

People on Twitter quickly noticed, expressing anger.

Brian Kemp is so good at his job as GA's secretary of state that he just posted the full names and addresses of everyone who filed an absentee ballot.

— macho ayn randy savage (@hooper_x) November 7, 2018

The file, according to the web page, allows Georgia residents to “check the status of your mail-in absentee ballot.” Millions of Americans across the country mail in their completed ballots ahead of election day, particularly if getting to a polling place is difficult — such as if a person is disabled, elderly or traveling.

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Gary Meyer 2018-11-06
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If former state representative Stacey Abrams wins the race for governor of Georgia, she would be the US’s first black woman governor.

She’s running in a tightly contested race against sitting secretary of state Brian Kemp, who in his official capacity as overseer of Georgia’s voter rolls has fought hard the past few months to remove people from the active voter lists who might be inclined to vote for Abrams.

Many have said Kemp should have stepped down as secretary of state, citing a conflict of interest between his role as the guardian of the vote and as a candidate on the ballot.

New questions around Kemp’s oversight of the election flared Tuesday amid problems with voting in some parts of the state.

“We have a secretary of state who is running for governor who hasn’t been there for four months to run things,” says Sara Henderson, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, a nonpartisan grassroots organization.

Henderson is working with 150 people across Georgia Tuesday.

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Eric Calvillo 2018-11-04
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In December 2016, Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp accused the Department of Homeland Security of attempting to hack his office's systems, which include the Georgia voter registration database.

Now, two days before an election in which Kemp himself is the Republican candidate for governor, he has levied similarly unsupported charges—this time against his democratic opponents.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office released a short statement on Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Democratic Party the previous evening, “after a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system.”

The Democratic Party of Georgia sharply denied the accusations in a statement to reporters.

A DHS official told WIRED in a statement that, “The State of Georgia has notified us of this issue.

“We opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page,” his office said in a statement.

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James Desmond 2021-03-26
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Police said Cannon continued to knock after being told to stop by police several times before being arrested and removed from the Capitol.
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Johnny Huff 2021-06-06
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Many Republicans in the state feel lingering resentment toward Kemp over his certification of President Joe Biden's electoral win.
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Debra Simonds 2017-10-27
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On July 3, a lawsuit was filed in Georgia by a group of election reform advocates who wanted the state to reform its ancient voting technology.

Four days later, a server crucial to the lawsuit was wiped clean.

The data was erased by technicians at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, which runs the state's election system.

According to the Associated Press, it's not clear who ordered the wipe.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the suit's main defendant, oversees the Center.

Asked for comment by CNET, a spokesman in Kemp's office pointed to a statement on Kemp's Facebook page.

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Michael Rase 2019-05-28
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Streaming giant Netflix may consider pulling its programs being produced in Georgia out of the state should a recently passed abortion law go into effect, Variety reported Tuesday.

Signed on May 7 by Georgia Gov.

Brian Kemp, the bill would prohibit abortions from being performed in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The move has prompted a backlash from many in the film and television industries to boycott the state, including Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano, actress Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo.

Netflix's hit series Stranger Things is filmed in Georgia, as well as its Ozark series.

Other productions filmed in the state include Marvel's Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Ant Man.

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Henry Lawrence 2020-09-15
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The former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor talks democracy, election tech, and why speaking Klingon doesn’t always help. As told to Gilad Edelman.
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Bill Brown 2016-12-08
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The Georgia State Capitol, in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 2, 2011.

Georgia's secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration database from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.

The allegation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is one of the more bizarre charges to come up in the recent spate of alarms about voting-system hacks.

He said in a Facebook post on Thursday that he had been made aware of the failed attempt to breach the firewall protecting Georgia's voter registration database.

The attack was traced to an Internet Protocol address associated with DHS, he said.

This morning I sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why, he said in the post.

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Bradley James 2019-05-30
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Production of Disney movies in Georgia could come to a halt if a new state anti-abortion law takes effect, Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters on Wednesday.

Brian Kemp, the bill would prohibit abortions from being performed in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The law is set to take effect in 2020.

The legislation has prompted a backlash from many in the film and television industries to boycott the state, including Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano, actress Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo.

Disney has filmed several recent box office blockbusters in Georgia, including Marvel's Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man.

But Iger said the abortion law would make it "very difficult" to continue production in the state.

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Angela Skipper 2018-11-04
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Georgia's secretary of state has opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after "a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system."

The office Brian Kemp, who is also the Republican nominee for governor and oversees the election process, announced the investigation, without offering evidence, in a press release Sunday morning.

The move comes just two days before the Election Day in a tight race for governor between Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams.

"While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes," press secretary Candice Broce said in the release.

"We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure."

The announcement comes amid heightened focus on cybersecurity during elections.

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Ronald Mitchell 2021-03-25
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The bill expands early voting in most counties, requires voters to submit identifying information for mail ballots, and limits ballot drop boxes.
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Carl Dechant 2021-01-05
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Lawyers for Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Trump "seeks to disenfranchise millions of Georgia voters."
Robert Pedigo 2021-03-28
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A new voting law signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week prevents volunteers from handing out food or drinks to voters waiting in line.
Rafael Beltrami 2018-11-07

Georgia’s secretary of state and candidate for state governor in the midterm election, Brian Kemp, has taken the unusual, if not unprecedented step of posting the personal details of 291,164 absentee voters online for anyone to download.

Kemp’s office posted an Excel file on its website within hours of the results of the general election, exposing the names and addresses of state residents who mailed in an absentee ballot — including their reason why, such as if a person is “disabled” or “elderly.”

People on Twitter quickly noticed, expressing anger.

Brian Kemp is so good at his job as GA's secretary of state that he just posted the full names and addresses of everyone who filed an absentee ballot.

— macho ayn randy savage (@hooper_x) November 7, 2018

The file, according to the web page, allows Georgia residents to “check the status of your mail-in absentee ballot.” Millions of Americans across the country mail in their completed ballots ahead of election day, particularly if getting to a polling place is difficult — such as if a person is disabled, elderly or traveling.

Eric Calvillo 2018-11-04
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In December 2016, Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp accused the Department of Homeland Security of attempting to hack his office's systems, which include the Georgia voter registration database.

Now, two days before an election in which Kemp himself is the Republican candidate for governor, he has levied similarly unsupported charges—this time against his democratic opponents.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office released a short statement on Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Democratic Party the previous evening, “after a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system.”

The Democratic Party of Georgia sharply denied the accusations in a statement to reporters.

A DHS official told WIRED in a statement that, “The State of Georgia has notified us of this issue.

“We opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page,” his office said in a statement.

Johnny Huff 2021-06-06
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Many Republicans in the state feel lingering resentment toward Kemp over his certification of President Joe Biden's electoral win.
Michael Rase 2019-05-28
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Streaming giant Netflix may consider pulling its programs being produced in Georgia out of the state should a recently passed abortion law go into effect, Variety reported Tuesday.

Signed on May 7 by Georgia Gov.

Brian Kemp, the bill would prohibit abortions from being performed in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The move has prompted a backlash from many in the film and television industries to boycott the state, including Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano, actress Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo.

Netflix's hit series Stranger Things is filmed in Georgia, as well as its Ozark series.

Other productions filmed in the state include Marvel's Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Ant Man.

Bill Brown 2016-12-08
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The Georgia State Capitol, in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 2, 2011.

Georgia's secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration database from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.

The allegation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is one of the more bizarre charges to come up in the recent spate of alarms about voting-system hacks.

He said in a Facebook post on Thursday that he had been made aware of the failed attempt to breach the firewall protecting Georgia's voter registration database.

The attack was traced to an Internet Protocol address associated with DHS, he said.

This morning I sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why, he said in the post.

Angela Skipper 2018-11-04
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Georgia's secretary of state has opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after "a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system."

The office Brian Kemp, who is also the Republican nominee for governor and oversees the election process, announced the investigation, without offering evidence, in a press release Sunday morning.

The move comes just two days before the Election Day in a tight race for governor between Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams.

"While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes," press secretary Candice Broce said in the release.

"We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure."

The announcement comes amid heightened focus on cybersecurity during elections.

Joshua Herbert 2021-05-12
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The proposal came in response to a controversial voting rights bill signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in March.
Ainsley curt 2021-03-26
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Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run.

Gary Meyer 2018-11-06
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If former state representative Stacey Abrams wins the race for governor of Georgia, she would be the US’s first black woman governor.

She’s running in a tightly contested race against sitting secretary of state Brian Kemp, who in his official capacity as overseer of Georgia’s voter rolls has fought hard the past few months to remove people from the active voter lists who might be inclined to vote for Abrams.

Many have said Kemp should have stepped down as secretary of state, citing a conflict of interest between his role as the guardian of the vote and as a candidate on the ballot.

New questions around Kemp’s oversight of the election flared Tuesday amid problems with voting in some parts of the state.

“We have a secretary of state who is running for governor who hasn’t been there for four months to run things,” says Sara Henderson, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, a nonpartisan grassroots organization.

Henderson is working with 150 people across Georgia Tuesday.

James Desmond 2021-03-26
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Police said Cannon continued to knock after being told to stop by police several times before being arrested and removed from the Capitol.
Debra Simonds 2017-10-27
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On July 3, a lawsuit was filed in Georgia by a group of election reform advocates who wanted the state to reform its ancient voting technology.

Four days later, a server crucial to the lawsuit was wiped clean.

The data was erased by technicians at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, which runs the state's election system.

According to the Associated Press, it's not clear who ordered the wipe.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the suit's main defendant, oversees the Center.

Asked for comment by CNET, a spokesman in Kemp's office pointed to a statement on Kemp's Facebook page.

Henry Lawrence 2020-09-15
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The former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor talks democracy, election tech, and why speaking Klingon doesn’t always help. As told to Gilad Edelman.
Bradley James 2019-05-30
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Production of Disney movies in Georgia could come to a halt if a new state anti-abortion law takes effect, Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters on Wednesday.

Brian Kemp, the bill would prohibit abortions from being performed in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The law is set to take effect in 2020.

The legislation has prompted a backlash from many in the film and television industries to boycott the state, including Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano, actress Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo.

Disney has filmed several recent box office blockbusters in Georgia, including Marvel's Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man.

But Iger said the abortion law would make it "very difficult" to continue production in the state.

Ronald Mitchell 2021-03-25
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The bill expands early voting in most counties, requires voters to submit identifying information for mail ballots, and limits ballot drop boxes.