WSB-TV revealed on Monday that computers with sensitive voter information were stolen mere days before they were going to be used in the special election in Georgia for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price‘s old seat in Congress.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp ripped election officials in Cobb County, after they waited two days to report the theft to his office.
“It is unacceptable that the Cobb County Elections Office waited two days to notify my office of this theft. We have opened an investigation, and we are taking steps to ensure that it has no effect on the election tomorrow. I am confident that the results will not be compromised,” Kemp vowed.
The local ABC affiliate reported that “the equipment was stolen on Saturday evening while [a precinct manager’s] vehicle was parked at the Kroger on Canton Road” in Marietta. The outlet specified that “the four so-called ExpressPoll machines were the computers poll workers used to check-in voters, and check those off who cast ballots.”
WSB-TV also noted that “Cobb County Elections Director Janine Eveler said the stolen machines cannot be used to fraudulently vote in Tuesday’s election.”
The special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday features multiple candidates from both parties. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, who has the backing of noted liberal websites and celebrities, is hoping for an upset majority win to avoid a runoff and send an anti-Trump message.
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