A spokeswoman for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp indicated Thursday that Kemp is eager to show a jury why there should not be a rematch between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff in the 6th District Congressional race. The plaintiffs, meanwhile, demonstrated for reporters why they believe their lawsuit has merit. A diverse group of Georgia voters, along with a nonprofit government watchdog group, filed a lawsuit Monday in Fulton County Superior Court demanding that the results of the June 20th special election runoff be tossed out. The suit requests a new election using a paper ballot system. The suit names as defendants Kemp, local elections supervisors who oversaw the runoff election, and Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems and its director, Merle King.
… The new suit requests a jury trial. “It’s about the fact that Georgians deserve a system that is reliable, verifiable and they can have confidence in,” said Marilyn Marks, a North Carolina Republican who serves as executive director of Coalition for Good Governance, one of the plaintiffs.
At a news conference Thursday, Marks asked former Hewlett Packard CTO and current Georgia Tech computer science professor Richard DeMillo to demonstrate how he thinks Georgia’s machines are vulnerable to the possibility that someone could corrupt their PC cards. He compared it to sharing needles. A hacker could potentially corrupt an internet-connected computer that contained one of the cards. That card could then be used to corrupt other machines.
The plaintiffs said another problem with Georgia’s voting machines is that there’s no paper trail — no “receipt” — that verifies a voter’s vote. Replacing the machines with optical scanners, they said, would cost the state of Georgia less than the June 20th election did.