A Georgia lawsuit mounted by voters urging for an overhaul of the state elections system has run into a roadblock. A computer server that was deemed crucial evidence in the lawsuit has been wiped clean for unclear purposes, prompting plaintiffs in the case to cry foul. On Oct. 26, emails obtained through an open records request disclosed that the data of a computer server at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University was destroyed on July 7, AP reports. The university’s center runs the entire Georgia state election system. The server contained electronic poll book data and was deemed crucial evidence in an ongoing lawsuit against the state’s election officials. It remains unclear who ordered the server to be wiped. GOP secretary of state Brian Kemp of Georgia has denied any involvement in the decision and Center for Elections Systems director Michael Barnes declined to comment.
On July 5, the government watchdog group Coalition for Good Governance and half a dozen Georgia voters filed a lawsuit against the state’s election officials, alleging that the state election system was woefully outdated and vulnerable to hacking, according to WGCL.
The plaintiffs whether the results of a June 2017 special election runoff for Georgia’s Sixth District had been tampered with and called for a new election. They also called for the Georgia election officials to update their voting systems, which have been the same touch-screen models since 2002.
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