Concerns over Georgia’s election security are growing as November’s election draws closer. To advocate for you, we asked for a sit-down with the man running Fulton County’s elections. CBS46 obtained new details about the extent of suspected Russian probing of some of Fulton County’s website, and what going to paper ballots might really entail. Robert Mueller’s indictment of a dozen Russians fueled the fire. “I think the Russians were mostly focused on public opinion through social media,” said Richard Barron, the Fulton County director of registration and elections. Still, court documents reveal several Russian operatives checked out websites for Georgia and, specifically, Fulton and Cobb counties. Since we’re advocating for transparency, we wanted to find out what that really means.
“It was a web page that deals with candidate information on how to run for office,” said Barron. “But all of the links on that page point back to the Secretary of State website, except for two links that go to the Georgia Election Code….there isn’t any evidence of anything nefarious that happened.”
We pushed back. When told that some people may argue that they know what to look for, and how to exploit vulnerabilities, Barron said, “Hackers usually leave a footprint of some sort and in this instance, it didn’t happen.”
With claims of errors in other counties, the move to force a switch to paper ballots is now in court.
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