Kemp launches DHS petition as other states fail to find malicious intent

Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Friday launched a petition on his campaign website to get Georgians to urge the Department of Homeland Security to “demand the truth” from the federal agency.

“We deserve answers and those responsible for these failed cyber hacks must be held responsible for their dangerous behavior,” Kemp, a likely candidate for governor in 2018, writes on the site.

The petition is the Republican’s latest effort to glean answers from Homeland Security after Kemp’s staff uncovered an apparent attempt to hack into Georgia’s election systems in November. The attempt was traced back to a Homeland Security computer. DHS has maintained that no attempt to hack took place and said a federal contractor in Brunswick was making legitimate use of the secretary of state’s website.

That explanation was bolstered this week when two other states reported the same DHS computer contacted their election websites, too. But, unlike Kemp, secretaries of state in Kentucky and West Virginia said they found no malicious behavior. 

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Connie White
Connie White

Didn't worry in the past, TRUMP is our president and should be sworn in, Hillary Clinton is a crook and so much more, allowed to run while under investigation, but our voting TRUMP is fraud..get oher it!

Craig Stewart Files
Craig Stewart Files

Voting machines will now be under the microscope...THANK GOD! For those Trump supporters that only believe in Democracy when it goes their way, from this day forward there will be only real voting...not electronically altered and deleted.

Tony Brown
Tony Brown

Obama spying on Georgia ... #draintheswamp

Willie Weatherspoon
Willie Weatherspoon

There's definitely malicious intent. The election was hacked by Russia. Which cost us the presidency and down ballot races. We demand a special prosecutor to conduct an investigation. Do NOT give America to Russia. Treason is a crime against the Country.Trump should not Be sworn in until a special prosecutor has completed an investigation. Comey should be prosecuted. This is urgent. . call DOJ 202 353 1555 OR 202 514 2000 & HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE 202 225 5074, email the white house, and demand the independent special investigation into Russian interference, Trumps illegal activities and conflict of interests includind a demand that he release his taxes b4 the inauguration.

Larry Clark
Larry Clark

Just give us YOUR PROOF...................

Sam Basye
Sam Basye

No time for Marxists, come back another day.

Don Durden
Don Durden

A lame attempt to run for governor ?

David Butler
David Butler

just exactly how do you FIND "malicious intent" on a failed hack? what other intent would there be of a hack?

Marc Hogg
Marc Hogg

Hmmm 3 states are reporting that dhs did this.think the democrats have anything to do with it?

Ryan L. Bays
Ryan L. Bays

He's worried about the big 'ol federal gubment \U0001f602

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

this is the man who refused to increase security after he exposed millions of Georgians information. He need to be investigated

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Find the findings of his judicial hearing.

Lee Hager
Lee Hager

Looks like he's found another way to waste the taxpayers money AGAIN! Can you say making a mountain out of a molehill?

rbibus
rbibus

This is much to do about nothing - scanning a website - is NOT hostile action.  And Kemp is using this issue to attack democrats just to keep his name in the news.  It undermines other issues that need attention.

Kemp doesn't respect democracy - because he doesn't understand that  a respect for minority rights is a hallmark of a vibrant democracy.  Under the guise of voter id his office has been very resourceful in minimizing the impact of potential democratic leaning voters. Specifically, his reduction of Sunday voting days and aggressive purging of voting rolls - it demonstrates that managing our state election process should not be left for partisan republican or democrats.  So if our senior citizens miss a couple or election cycles( for illness - for instance), they get purged! 


Colin Powell had it right - Trump is a national embarrassment, and shows us that yes history repeats itself again - other wise decent people are capable of deplorable actions(voting for Trump).  The opposition to our current honorable president - is another reminder that whenever people of color get any perceived achievement or advancement - there is an immediate white backlash.  We have a president elect who is a selfish, business fraud, who doesn't pay his taxes to support our military - among a whole laundry list of other deplorable actions. George Will and the Bushes had it right about Trump - he is a low character person who has no political allegiance to anyone except his own bottom line. We've had honorable first wives - Barbara Bush, Lara Bush, Michelle Obama - not we have an incoming first wife with nude pictures all over the internet. Not to mention the active endorsement of antisemites, and white supremacists - and the new Trump white house staff has active sympathizers for their deplorable ideas in the form of Steve Bannon and his hateful Brietbart news.  Heaven help us!