Judge Finds Georgia Elections at Risk of Hacking, Declines to Order Paper Ballots - Articles

All Content


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 18, 2018
Citing a “true Catch-22,” a federal judge in Atlanta decided that the state of Georgia may continue using electronic machines instead of paper ballots despite evidence showing the state’s elections are at risk for hacking, Law.com reports. Judge Amy Totenberg said that although the electronic system “poses a concrete risk of alteration of ballot counts,” the “eleventh-hour timing” of the request to switch to paper ballots could “just as readily jeopardize the upcoming election, voter turnout, and the orderly administration of the election.” She chided Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp for waiting too late to deal with the cybersecurity issues prior to the Nov. 6 elections.