Raffensperger Replacing Georgia Voting Machines After ‘Unauthorized Access’

Georgia's secretary of state announced plans Friday to replace election equipment in one county following "unauthorized access" to it after the 2020 election.
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At a glance

  • A computer forensics team hired by allies of then-President Trump traveled to Coffee County, about two months after the November 2020 elections
  • A company representative has said the team made complete copies of the election management system server and other election system components.
  • Later that month, two men allegedly raised concerns about 2020 voting irregularities also spent hours inside the elections office with access to the equipment.
  • Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says an investigation into the unauthorized access to the equipment by former Coffee County election officials is ongoing.
  • Video from security cameras shows “former election officials in Coffee County permitting access by unauthorized individuals to equipment that under Georgia law should have been secured,” Raffensperger also said in a news release.

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