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The Biggest Story Nobody’s Talking About: The Recall Of Brian Kemp

This has been a tough year for those of us who believe in the sanctity of American institutions. We’re tired of corruption and are growing impatient at the intentional degradation of norms from the Trump administration and Congressional GOP. Many across the political spectrum wish there was a mechanism for the people to impeach the president directly, as our Representatives are choosing partisanship over accountability.

The great state of Georgia has been contending with its own corruption, incompetence and negligence from Secretary of State Brian Kemp, whose actions have undermined voting systems, election security and democracy in general. The difference at the state level, however, is that there is a mechanism by which the people can expel an elected official. And in Georgia there is a robust effort underway. A non-partisan group called A Voice For All Georgia has started a recall petition. And the success or failure of this effort has implications for all Americans.

According to John Ziegler, leader of A Voice For All Georgia’s recall effort: “In Georgia, the Secretary of State is responsible for the administration of secure, accessible, and fair elections. This responsibility isn’t a suggestion – it’s the fundamental job description. As voters, we should expect our votes to count and our information to be handled with integrity.”

But Ziegler says that Kemp has done the opposite. Here is a list of his alleged infractions and examples of gross negligence (links embedded). Under Kemp’s tenure:

Georgia’s elections data has been breached. Twice. Once in August 2016, and again in March 2017. Following the breaches, Kemp refused assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and 20 computer scientists, while ignoring concerns of election integrity advocates and local citizens.

The state’s electronic voting machines received an ‘F-’ rating by The Free Congress Foundation and Verified Voting. Nevertheless, Kemp has continuously refused to ask the State Legislature for funds to update the voting system. Current machines can be hacked within minutes, haven’t been updated since 2005 and run on Windows 2000.

Kemp insisted on using this outdated, hackable infrastructure in the June runoff between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel for Tom Price’s vacated House seat, despite the known breaches, faulty equipment, and theft of electronic polling books that contained voter data.

On July 3, 2017, a group of electoral reform advocates filed a lawsuit to force the state to retire its antiquated touch-screen voting machines. On July 7 (four days later), the election servers which would have provided critical information for the lawsuit were wiped clean. The people who wiped the servers ultimately answer to Secretary of State Kemp.

Kemp’s office twice leaked voter information, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license data. Kemp admitted, as part of the settlement of a lawsuit, that his office leaked the voter information. The state agreed to pay $1.2 million for a year’s worth of credit monitoring for millions of Georgians.

Kemp failed to properly handle and process voter registrations in 2014, when his office lost voter registrations for 40,000 Georgians - the vast majority of whom happened to be people of color.

The Most Important Story Nobody's Talking About: The Recall of Brian Kemp https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-most-important-story-nobodys-talking-about-the_us_5a041b6be4b0c7511e1b3a1c?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostPol

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gacpl commented on Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 at 18:07 PM

There people from both sides of the isle that are bad. But you only notice when their Republican or white. And you threw trumps name in this for no reason. For that I'm going to point out TRUMP IS STILL YOUR PRESIDENT. Have a nice day

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