The Democratic Party of Georgia appealed to Kennesaw State University for details about an alleged breach of confidential data that could affect millions of Georgia voter records, after the state’s top elections official rebuffed a similar request. Party chair DuBose Porter demanded Thursday that KSU president Sam Olens reveal data about the extent of the attack, and urged him to accept help from the Department of Homeland Security to secure the elections infrastructure. The FBI launched an inquiry into the suspected cyberattack this month at the request of state officials after they received notice that records kept by the Center for Election Systems at KSU may have been compromised. State officials have released few details amid the pending investigation, and KSU didn’t immediately respond to Porter’s request.
A group of tech experts has also pushed for an overhaul of the state’s election system after the alleged breach, calling on Georgia to use a paper audit trail to ensure accuracy.
In a letter to Olens, Porter wrote that there’s “no confidence” in KSU’s handling of the voting records until more details of the breach are disclosed.
“It is your contractual obligation to provide Georgians with assurance that our voting system is sound and secure,” Porter wrote.