Just days ahead of the critical 2018 midterm elections, authorities have launched an emergency investigation into allegations of Democratic Party election fraud.
According to reports, Georgia’s Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp revealed Sunday that there is an investigation into the Georgia’s Democratic Party over allegations that it attempted to hack the state’s election.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security had been notified of “a failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system.”
Kemp’s office announced the investigation Sunday, just two days before voters head to the polls in an increasingly tight race with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrahams. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows the race is a “dead heat.”
“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, Kemp campaign’s press secretary, said in the press release.
Democrats called the allegations of possible cyber crimes and voting system hacking “100% false” and said the investigation is a political stunt.
“There is no evidence, there’s not even a conversation about Democrats having anything to do with this,” Abrams told CBS News.
“The hacking allegation arose from concerns raised by a computing expert that anyone’s voter registration information could be obtained from the state’s My Voter Page and voter registration site,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“The Secretary of State’s Office said the system remains secure and voter information wasn’t breached, but there was an attempt to penetrate the system.”
Authorities say no personal information was lost.
Further details remain unavailable at this time.