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Kemp charges Georgia Democrats with attempted voter hack. Abrams fires back: ‘Desperate.’

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, said Sunday that he was investigating the state Democratic Party for an attempted hack of the voter registration system — a claim met with a swift response from Democrats charging him with a shameless “political stunt” two days before Election Day.

Kemp, who is in a neck-and-neck race with Stacey Abrams, alleged that the state Democratic Party made a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system” and announced that his office was opening an investigation into the party. Kemp said his office alerted the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, but he offered no evidence to back up his allegation.

“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,” Candice Broce, press secretary for the secretary of state, said in a statement. “We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure.”

Broce told NBC News that the office will release additional information “as soon as we can.”

On Sunday afternoon, Kemp’s office released a new statement saying the secretary of state opened the investigation “after receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page.” Read more

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Kemp charges Georgia Democrats with attempted voter hack. Abrams fires back: ‘Desperate.’

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, said Sunday that he was investigating the state Democratic Party for an attempted hack of the voter registration system — a claim met with a swift response from Democrats charging him with a shameless “political stunt” two days before Election Day.