BREAKING: FBI Conducts Criminal Investigation Into Major Voting Equipment Breach In Georgia, “Unauthorized Access”

Credits: Law.com

The State Election Board from Georgia is asking for assistance from the FBI regarding an investigation into the violation of its system that occurred in Coffee County.

The board also pointed out similar violations that occurred in other states as well and demanded the FBI to examine the communications between officials from SullivanStrickler and Spalding County, Georgia.

The Elections Board Chairman William Duffey Jr. stated that the board has obtained documents involving an “unexecuted engagement agreement” for SullivanStrickler to forensically image voting systems in Spalding County, Georgia.

This move has brought forward new questions regarding the breach, whether the people part of the Coffee County violations also had a hold of voting systems in additional areas of Georgia.

Duffey claimed that it is still unknown as to why Spalding County was showing an interest in having SullivanStrickler oversee this type of work, however, the board is still inquiring if there was any connection to what occurred in Coffee County. Moreover, it is also uncertain whether there was a breach in the voting system of Spalding County.

Duffey also stated that he has inquired from the FBI if there is any progress concerning the bureau’s position in Coffee County’s breach as he is still unaware as to what the FBI is currently doing about it.

“The conduct in Coffee County is similar to conduct in Antrim County, Michigan, and Clark County, Nevada,” elections board Chairman William Duffey Jr. said.

“We did not image any equipment in Spalding County,” a SullivanStrickler attorney said. “We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement on any investigation as we have done up until now.”

According to a report by The Associated Press, the officials are working on changing voting equipment in the county after
“unauthorized access” to it, only a couple of months following the 2020 elections.

The outlet further added:
A team of computer forensics, recruited by the associates of former U.S. President Donald Trump, visited Coffee County back on January 7, 2021. A representative from the company also revealed that they made full copies of the election management system and various election system components.

The Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) pointed out that an inquiry into the unofficial access by previous elections officials with Coffee County is still in progress.

“Anyone who broke the law should be punished to its full extent,” he said in a news release. “But the current election officials in Coffee County have to move forward with the 2022 election, and they should be able to do so without this distraction.”

Earlier this month, the FBI issued a statement that they have “identified no credible threats” to U.S. election systems.

“A month before the anticipated midterm vote, the officials said they were closely monitoring potential threats to election workers in the U.S. after local officials reported a wave of harassment and abuse before and after the contentious 2020 presidential election. Since June 2021, the federal Elections Threat Task Force has reviewed more than 1,000 reports. About 11% of those met the threshold for a federal investigation, so far resulting in four arrests,” the Statesman reported.

“The bulk of the potential criminal threats involved election workers in seven states – Arizona, Georgia, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Wisconsin – where the vote was close and involved post-election challenge,” the outlet added.

FBI officials stated that there was no evidence that the election systems had been targeted in an effort to disrupt operations or manipulate results. The officials said that a significant compromise of a decentralized local election system in the country would be “very difficult.”

Somehow the officials are unable to find any source that suggests that Georgia voting systems were rigged. Whereas the investigations and inquiries into Coffee County are highlighting a massive breach in the voting systems making Trump’s claims look legit.

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