After the election, Georgia’s Secretary of State reported a possible cyber attack on the state’s voter registration database.
Many jumped to the conclusion that a foreign power was behind the attack.
But chilling details reveal just who may have been behind the attempted attack.
In frightening developments, Georgia’s Secretary of State says they have traced the IP address to the Department of Homeland Security.
The letter informed Homeland Security that the attempted breach occurred on November 15th.
PC World reports:
“Georgia’s secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration database from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.
The allegation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is one of the more bizarre charges to come up in the recent spate of alarms about voting-system hacks. He said in a Facebook post on Thursday that he had been made aware of the failed attempt to breach the firewall protecting Georgia’s voter registration database. The attack was traced to an Internet Protocol address associated with DHS, he said.
“This morning I sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why,” he said in the post.
The DHS said it had received the letter. “We are looking into the matter. DHS takes the trust of our public and private sector partners seriously, and we will respond to Secretary Kemp directly,” the department said in a statement.”
“Hacking” the election has become a major left-wing talking point.
After recounts failed to swing the election results, leftists have tried several strategies to undermine Donald Trump’s victory.
First they blamed it on “fake news”.
But many Americans saw it as an attempt to silence any point of view the Democrats disagree with.
Now they have settled on Russian “hackers” as the cause for Hillary’s defeat.
Some Democrats have even called for the Electoral College to block Donald Trump’s victory after the Washington Post published a poorly sourced and evidence-free story that the CIA had reached an “assessment” that the Russians “hacked” the election to favor Donald Trump.
Obama’s own Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI both disagree and believe the evidence does not support the conclusion.
There has also been much confusion about how the media throws around the phrase “hacking the election.”
What WikiLeaks published were emails obtained from the Democrat National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
These emails – all of which were true – simply gave the public more information to base their votes on, and were not part of the election.
“Hacking” the election would amount to tampering with vote tallies.
And there is zero evidence to support that conspiracy theory.