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AND I WILL TOO. SO FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE JUST LIKE

SO FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE JUST LIKE THIS.

THIS. NOW BEAR WITH ME.

NOW BEAR WITH ME. THINGS MIGHT BE A LITTLE

THINGS MIGHT BE A LITTLE HURLY-BURLY.

HURLY-BURLY. ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT. JUNE 2016, SO THE SUMMER BEFORE

JUNE 2016, SO THE SUMMER BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION,

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THATS WHEN WE FIRST LEARNED

THATS WHEN WE FIRST LEARNED THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD

THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD BEEN HACKED.

BEEN HACKED. THIS IS THE FIRST STORY THAT RAN

THIS IS THE FIRST STORY THAT RAN ABOUT IT IN "THE WASHINGTON

ABOUT IT IN "THE WASHINGTON POST," WHICH ALSO HOPEFULLY MADE

POST," WHICH ALSO HOPEFULLY MADE CLEAR BASED ON A FORENSIC

CLEAR BASED ON A FORENSIC ANALYSIS THAT WAS DONE BY A

ANALYSIS THAT WAS DONE BY A COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM, THAT IT

COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM, THAT IT APPEARED THAT THAT HACK OF THE

APPEARED THAT THAT HACK OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS CARRIED OUT

DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS CARRIED OUT BY RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HACKERS.

BY RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HACKERS. THAT WAS THE FIRST INKLING WE

THAT WAS THE FIRST INKLING WE GOT ABOUT RUSSIA BEING ALL UP IN

GOT ABOUT RUSSIA BEING ALL UP IN OUR ELECTION.

OUR ELECTION. THAT WAS JUNE 2016.

THAT WAS JUNE 2016. BY THE TIME THE DEMOCRATIC

BY THE TIME THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION STARTED IN LATE JULY

CONVENTION STARTED IN LATE JULY 2016, RUSSIA HAD STARTED THEIR

2016, RUSSIA HAD STARTED THEIR FIRST DOCUMENT DUMPS OF STOLEN

FIRST DOCUMENT DUMPS OF STOLEN MATERIAL THAT THEY HAD TAKEN

MATERIAL THAT THEY HAD TAKEN FROM DEMOCRATIC PARTY SERVERS.

FROM DEMOCRATIC PARTY SERVERS. AND THOSE DOCUMENT DUMPS CAUSED

AND THOSE DOCUMENT DUMPS CAUSED THE INTENDED HAVOC AT THEIR

THE INTENDED HAVOC AT THEIR NATIONAL CONVENTION TO NOMINATE

NATIONAL CONVENTION TO NOMINATE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTYS

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTYS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALSO FIRED

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALSO FIRED THE CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL PARTY,

THE CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL PARTY, RIGHT?

RIGHT? CHAOS IN THE PARTY.

CHAOS IN THE PARTY. THOSE LEAKS WERE SPECIFICALLY

THOSE LEAKS WERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED AND CURATED TO STOKE

DESIGNED AND CURATED TO STOKE MAXIMUM DISSENT AMONG DIFFERENT

MAXIMUM DISSENT AMONG DIFFERENT FACTIONS OF DEMOCRATS SO THE

FACTIONS OF DEMOCRATS SO THE CONVENTION WOULDNT UNIFY THEM

CONVENTION WOULDNT UNIFY THEM AND WOULDNT BRING THEM TOGETHER

AND WOULDNT BRING THEM TOGETHER TO MOUNT A SINGLE EFFORT FOR THE

TO MOUNT A SINGLE EFFORT FOR THE ELECTION.

ELECTION. REPUBLICANS OF COURSE WERE

REPUBLICANS OF COURSE WERE ECSTATIC ABOUT IT.

ECSTATIC ABOUT IT. THEY LOVED IT.

THEY LOVED IT. AND SOON REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE

AND SOON REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP WAS CALLING ON

DONALD TRUMP WAS CALLING ON NATIONAL TELEVISION FOR RUSSIAN

NATIONAL TELEVISION FOR RUSSIAN HACKERS TO PLEASE HACK AND STEAL

HACKERS TO PLEASE HACK AND STEAL HILLARY CLINTONS PERSONAL

HILLARY CLINTONS PERSONAL E-MAILS AS WELL.

E-MAILS AS WELL. WE FOUND OUT LATER IN AN

WE FOUND OUT LATER IN AN INDICTMENT FROM ROBERT MUELLER

INDICTMENT FROM ROBERT MUELLER AND THE SPECIAL COUNSELS OFFICE

AND THE SPECIAL COUNSELS OFFICE THAT IN FACT RUSSIAN MILITARY

THAT IN FACT RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS TRIED TO

INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS TRIED TO DO JUST THAT THE VERY DAY THAT

DO JUST THAT THE VERY DAY THAT DONALD TRUMP ASKED THEM TO DO

DONALD TRUMP ASKED THEM TO DO IT.

IT. BY THE FOLLOWING MONTH, BY

BY THE FOLLOWING MONTH, BY AUGUST, AUGUST 15th, WE NOW KNOW

AUGUST, AUGUST 15th, WE NOW KNOW THE FBI WAS INVESTIGATING NOT

THE FBI WAS INVESTIGATING NOT ONLY WHAT RUSSIA WAS TRYING TO

ONLY WHAT RUSSIA WAS TRYING TO DO TO INTRUDE IN OUR ELECTION,

DO TO INTRUDE IN OUR ELECTION, BUT ALSO WHETHER THE RUSSIANS

BUT ALSO WHETHER THE RUSSIANS MIGHT HAVE ANY AMERICAN

MIGHT HAVE ANY AMERICAN CONFEDERATES WHO WERE TRYING TO

CONFEDERATES WHO WERE TRYING TO HELP THEM.

HELP THEM. BY AUGUST 15th, THE HOMELAND

BY AUGUST 15th, THE HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON

SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON CONVENED A CONFERENCE CALL WITH

CONVENED A CONFERENCE CALL WITH ALL THE TOP ELECTIONS OFFICIALS

ALL THE TOP ELECTIONS OFFICIALS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO GIVE

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO GIVE THEM ALL AN IN-PERSON WARNING

THEM ALL AN IN-PERSON WARNING FROM THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND

FROM THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY ABOUT SECURITY RISKS TO

SECURITY ABOUT SECURITY RISKS TO STATE ELECTION SYSTEMS.

STATE ELECTION SYSTEMS. HE GOT ON THE PHONE WITH ALL THE

HE GOT ON THE PHONE WITH ALL THE SECRETARIES OF STATE IN THE

SECRETARIES OF STATE IN THE COUNTRY TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT

COUNTRY TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT RUSSIAS AGGRESSION AND APPARENT

RUSSIAS AGGRESSION AND APPARENT WILLINGNESS TO MEDDLE IN THAT

WILLINGNESS TO MEDDLE IN THAT PARTICULAR ELECTION AND WHAT

PARTICULAR ELECTION AND WHAT APPEARED TO BE THEIR DESIGNS

APPEARED TO BE THEIR DESIGNS SPECIFICALLY ON OUR ELECTION

SPECIFICALLY ON OUR ELECTION INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE STATES.

INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE STATES. NOW THAT CALL, JEH JOHNSON WILL

NOW THAT CALL, JEH JOHNSON WILL LATER EXPLAIN, DIDNT GO ALL

LATER EXPLAIN, DIDNT GO ALL THAT WELL, BUT THEN THREE DAYS

THAT WELL, BUT THEN THREE DAYS LATER, AUGUST 18th, 2016, THE

LATER, AUGUST 18th, 2016, THE FBI SENT OUT A SECRET FLASH

FBI SENT OUT A SECRET FLASH ALERT FROM ITS CYBERDIVISION,

ALERT FROM ITS CYBERDIVISION, AGAIN, WARNING STATE ELECTION

AGAIN, WARNING STATE ELECTION OFFICIALS, WARNING SECRETARIES

OFFICIALS, WARNING SECRETARIES OF STATE THAT THEY NEEDED TO

OF STATE THAT THEY NEEDED TO TAKE STEPS NOW TO BEEF UP THEIR

TAKE STEPS NOW TO BEEF UP THEIR FIREWALLS, BEEF UP THEIR OTHER

FIREWALLS, BEEF UP THEIR OTHER SECURITY MEASURES BECAUSE IT

SECURITY MEASURES BECAUSE IT WASNT SOME VAGUE SENSE OF

WASNT SOME VAGUE SENSE OF HOSTILE INTENTIONS TOWARDS OUR

HOSTILE INTENTIONS TOWARDS OUR ELECTIONS.

ELECTIONS. NO, BY THAT POINT THE FBI

NO, BY THAT POINT THE FBI CYBERDIVISION HAD OBSERVED

CYBERDIVISION HAD OBSERVED RUSSIAN STATE HACKERS

RUSSIAN STATE HACKERS SPECIFICALLY TARGETING MULTIPLE

SPECIFICALLY TARGETING MULTIPLE U.S. STATES AND SUCCEEDING IN

U.S. STATES AND SUCCEEDING IN BREECHING SECURITY AND GETTING

BREECHING SECURITY AND GETTING INTO ELECTION SYSTEMS SO

INTO ELECTION SYSTEMS SO CONCEIVABLY THEY COULD MESS WITH

CONCEIVABLY THEY COULD MESS WITH THE VOTE OR MESS WITH VOTER

THE VOTE OR MESS WITH VOTER REGISTRATIONS IN AT LEAST TWO

REGISTRATIONS IN AT LEAST TWO STATES.

STATES. SO THE FBI SENT OUT THAT FLASH

SO THE FBI SENT OUT THAT FLASH ALERT AUGUST 18th, 2016, SENT IT

ALERT AUGUST 18th, 2016, SENT IT FROM THE FBI CYBERDIVISION THAT

FROM THE FBI CYBERDIVISION THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET

WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET ALERT TO ALL THE STATES.

ALERT TO ALL THE STATES. OF COURSE, IT IMMEDIATELY LEAKED

OF COURSE, IT IMMEDIATELY LEAKED TO THE PRESS.

TO THE PRESS. BUT AT LEAST AT THIS POINT, YOU

BUT AT LEAST AT THIS POINT, YOU KNOW, THE CALL FROM THE HOMELAND

KNOW, THE CALL FROM THE HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY, WITH THE

SECURITY SECRETARY, WITH THE PUBLIC REPORTING THAT IT WAS

PUBLIC REPORTING THAT IT WAS RUSSIAN STATE ACTORS WHO HACKED

RUSSIAN STATE ACTORS WHO HACKED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITH THIS

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITH THIS FLASH SECRET ALERT FROM FBI

FLASH SECRET ALERT FROM FBI CYBER, HEY, THIS IS HAPPENING,

CYBER, HEY, THIS IS HAPPENING, THEYRE REALLY DOING IT, THEYRE

THEYRE REALLY DOING IT, THEYRE GOING AFTER THE STATES, AND

GOING AFTER THE STATES, AND THEYRE SUCCESSFULLY BREECHING

THEYRE SUCCESSFULLY BREECHING SECURITY IN THE STATES, AT LEAST

SECURITY IN THE STATES, AT LEAST TO THIS POINT IT IS CLEAR,

TO THIS POINT IT IS CLEAR, RIGHT, THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS

RIGHT, THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS THING.

THING. THIS IS A SERIOUS THREAT,

THIS IS A SERIOUS THREAT, SERIOUS MEASURES NEED TO BE

SERIOUS MEASURES NEED TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

TAKEN IN RESPONSE. EVERYBODY AT LEAST GETS IT BY

EVERYBODY AT LEAST GETS IT BY THIS POINT, RIGHT?

THIS POINT, RIGHT? NO.

NO. ONE SECRETARY OF STATE IN

ONE SECRETARY OF STATE IN PARTICULAR CAME OUT IMMEDIATELY

PARTICULAR CAME OUT IMMEDIATELY AND SAID IM REFUSING ANY OFFER

AND SAID IM REFUSING ANY OFFER OF ASSISTANCE TO BEEF UP

OF ASSISTANCE TO BEEF UP SECURITY AROUND THE ELECTION IN

SECURITY AROUND THE ELECTION IN MY STATE.

MY STATE. MY ELECTION SYSTEMS ARE FINE.

MY ELECTION SYSTEMS ARE FINE. I DONT WANT ANY HELP FROM THE

I DONT WANT ANY HELP FROM THE FBI.

FBI. I DONT WANT ANY HELP FROM THE

I DONT WANT ANY HELP FROM THE HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT,

HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT, NO.

NO. I ALSO REFUSE TO ACCEPT THESE

I ALSO REFUSE TO ACCEPT THESE WARNINGS, HE SAID.

WARNINGS, HE SAID. BASICALLY SAID THIS IS ALL A

BASICALLY SAID THIS IS ALL A LIBERAL PLOT.

LIBERAL PLOT. THIS ONE REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF

THIS ONE REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF STATE TOLD THE PUBLICATION NEXT

STATE TOLD THE PUBLICATION NEXT GOV AT THE TIME, QUOTE, THE

GOV AT THE TIME, QUOTE, THE QUESTION REMAINS WHETHER THE

QUESTION REMAINS WHETHER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL SUBVERT

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL SUBVERT THE CONSTITUTION TO ACHIEVE THE

THE CONSTITUTION TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF FEDERALIZING ELECTIONS

GOAL OF FEDERALIZING ELECTIONS UNDER THIS GUYS OF SECURITY.

UNDER THIS GUYS OF SECURITY. HE THEN TOLD POLITICO.COM,

HE THEN TOLD POLITICO.COM, QUOTE, IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS JUST

QUOTE, IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS JUST THE D.C. MEDIA AND THE DEMOCRATS

THE D.C. MEDIA AND THE DEMOCRATS BECAUSE OF THE DNC GETTING

BECAUSE OF THE DNC GETTING HACKED.

HACKED. THEY NOW THINK OUR WHOLE SYSTEM

THEY NOW THINK OUR WHOLE SYSTEM IS ON THE VERGE OF DISASTER

IS ON THE VERGE OF DISASTER BECAUSE SOME RUSSIAN IS GOING TO

BECAUSE SOME RUSSIAN IS GOING TO TAP INTO THE VOTING SYSTEM.

TAP INTO THE VOTING SYSTEM. AND THAT IS JUST NOT -- I MEAN

AND THAT IS JUST NOT -- I MEAN ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, BUT IT IS

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, BUT IT IS NOT PROBABLE AT ALL.

NOT PROBABLE AT ALL. POLITICO PUBLISHED THAT ON THE

POLITICO PUBLISHED THAT ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 28th, 2016.

MORNING OF AUGUST 28th, 2016. BY LUNCHTIME ON AUGUST 18th,

BY LUNCHTIME ON AUGUST 18th, 2016, LITERALLY THAT SAME DAY,

2016, LITERALLY THAT SAME DAY, WITHIN HOURS OF THAT POLITICO

WITHIN HOURS OF THAT POLITICO PIECE BEING PUBLISHED, A

PIECE BEING PUBLISHED, A RESEARCHER AT AN AMERICAN

RESEARCHER AT AN AMERICAN COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM CALLED UP

COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM CALLED UP THE ELECTION OFFICIALS IN THAT

THE ELECTION OFFICIALS IN THAT GUYS STATE TO LET OFFICIALS

GUYS STATE TO LET OFFICIALS KNOW JUST AS A COURTESY THAT IN

KNOW JUST AS A COURTESY THAT IN CASE THEY WERENT AWARE, THEIR

CASE THEY WERENT AWARE, THEIR ENTIRE ELECTION SYSTEM WAS

ENTIRE ELECTION SYSTEM WAS COMPLETELY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COMPLETELY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND AVAILABLE WITHOUT ANY

AND AVAILABLE WITHOUT ANY HACKING AT ALL TO ANY INTERESTED

HACKING AT ALL TO ANY INTERESTED PERSON WHO WANTED TO LOOK AT IT

PERSON WHO WANTED TO LOOK AT IT OR MESS WITH IT.

OR MESS WITH IT. THIS IS A STATE WHERE ALL OF THE

THIS IS A STATE WHERE ALL OF THE VOTING ON ONE TYPE OF ELECTRONIC

VOTING ON ONE TYPE OF ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE WITH NO PAPER

VOTING MACHINE WITH NO PAPER RECORD CREATED AT ANY POINT IN

RECORD CREATED AT ANY POINT IN THE PROCESS.

THE PROCESS. AND ALL OF THOSE ELECTION

AND ALL OF THOSE ELECTION MACHINES, THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS

MACHINES, THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS ALL RUN OUT OF A CENTRALIZED

ALL RUN OUT OF A CENTRALIZED ELECTION SERVER.

ELECTION SERVER. AND WHAT THIS COMPUTER SECURITY

AND WHAT THIS COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM WAS CALLING TO LET THEM

FIRM WAS CALLING TO LET THEM KNOW, ON THE DATE THAT STATES

KNOW, ON THE DATE THAT STATES SECRETARY OF STATE WAS NAH, THIS

SECRETARY OF STATE WAS NAH, THIS IS RIDICULOUS, WE DONT NEED

IS RIDICULOUS, WE DONT NEED YOUR HELP, ON THE DAY HE SAID

YOUR HELP, ON THE DAY HE SAID THAT, THIS COMPUTER SECURITY

THAT, THIS COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM CALLS TO SAY HEY,

FIRM CALLS TO SAY HEY, BASICALLY, ITS A LITTLE WEIRD

BASICALLY, ITS A LITTLE WEIRD THAT YOURE THE ONE SECRETARY OF

THAT YOURE THE ONE SECRETARY OF STATE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY WHO

STATE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY WHO IS SAYING NO, I REFUSE ANY

IS SAYING NO, I REFUSE ANY FEDERAL HELP, I DONT NEED IT,

FEDERAL HELP, I DONT NEED IT, AND ITS RIDICULOUS TO THINK

AND ITS RIDICULOUS TO THINK WED EVER BE VULNERABLE TO ANY

WED EVER BE VULNERABLE TO ANY HACKING IN MY STATE, WHEN HIS

HACKING IN MY STATE, WHEN HIS STATE HAD LEFT THE VOTING

STATE HAD LEFT THE VOTING SOFTWARE AND THE VOTER

SOFTWARE AND THE VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR MILLIONS OF VOTERS IN THAT

MILLIONS OF VOTERS IN THAT STATEWIDE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR

STATEWIDE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR ANYBODY TO TAKE IT ON PUBLICLY

ANYBODY TO TAKE IT ON PUBLICLY FACING COMPUTERS.

FACING COMPUTERS. AND IF YOU DIDNT FINFORMATION,

AND IF YOU DIDNT FINFORMATION, COULD ALWAYS LEAVE THERE IT AND

COULD ALWAYS LEAVE THERE IT AND CHANGE IT, MESS WITH IT A LITTLE

CHANGE IT, MESS WITH IT A LITTLE BIT, RIGHT?

BIT, RIGHT? THAT WOULD MAKE FOR A FUN

THAT WOULD MAKE FOR A FUN ELECTION DAY THAT WOULD MAKE FOR

ELECTION DAY THAT WOULD MAKE FOR FUN VOTE TABULATING.

FUN VOTE TABULATING. JUST A REMARKABLE PIECE OF THAT

JUST A REMARKABLE PIECE OF THAT MOMENT IN MODERN AMERICAN

MOMENT IN MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT WE HAVE ALL LIVED

HISTORY THAT WE HAVE ALL LIVED THROUGH NOW, RIGHT?

THROUGH NOW, RIGHT? THIS IS THE ONE STATE WHERE THE

THIS IS THE ONE STATE WHERE THE SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS HE

SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS HE DOESNT NEED NO STINKING HELP

DOESNT NEED NO STINKING HELP FROM NO FEDERALES, AND HIS STATE

FROM NO FEDERALES, AND HIS STATE APPEARS TO BE POSSIBLY THE WORST

APPEARS TO BE POSSIBLY THE WORST PROTECTED STATE IN THE WHOLE

PROTECTED STATE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF ITS VOTING

COUNTRY IN TERMS OF ITS VOTING SYSTEM.

SYSTEM. JUST A FEW WEEKS LATER, NOT LONG

JUST A FEW WEEKS LATER, NOT LONG AFTER THAT, THIS GUY TALKS TO

AFTER THAT, THIS GUY TALKS TO POLITICO AND SAYS I DONT NEED

POLITICO AND SAYS I DONT NEED ANY HELP, WERE FINE.

ANY HELP, WERE FINE. COMPUTER SECURITY RESEARCHERS

COMPUTER SECURITY RESEARCHERS DUDE, YOUR WHOLE SYSTEM IS

DUDE, YOUR WHOLE SYSTEM IS PUBLIC FACING.

PUBLIC FACING. I CAN ACCESS ALL OF IT.

I CAN ACCESS ALL OF IT. A FEW WEEKS LATER, THE ELECTIONS

A FEW WEEKS LATER, THE ELECTIONS HAPPEN.

HAPPEN. THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN THOUGHT

THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN THOUGHT THEY MIGHT WIN IN THAT STATE.

THEY MIGHT WIN IN THAT STATE. THEY DIDNT WIN.

THEY DIDNT WIN. IN FACT THEY LOST BY MORE THAN

IN FACT THEY LOST BY MORE THAN THEY THOUGHT POSSIBLE IN THAT

THEY THOUGHT POSSIBLE IN THAT STATE.

STATE. THEY LOST BY MORE THAN FIVE

THEY LOST BY MORE THAN FIVE POINTS.

POINTS. BUT TRUMP WINS THE ELECTION

BUT TRUMP WINS THE ELECTION OVERALL.

OVERALL. TRUMP GETS SWORN IN JANUARY.

TRUMP GETS SWORN IN JANUARY. AND IN FEBRUARY, ABOUT A MONTH

AND IN FEBRUARY, ABOUT A MONTH AFTER TRUMPS INAUGURATION,

AFTER TRUMPS INAUGURATION, FEBRUARY 2017, ANOTHER COMPUTER

FEBRUARY 2017, ANOTHER COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM TAKES A POKE AT

SECURITY FIRM TAKES A POKE AT THAT ONE STATES ELECTION

THAT ONE STATES ELECTION SYSTEMS ONLINE, AND IT TURNS OUT

SYSTEMS ONLINE, AND IT TURNS OUT IN THAT ONE STATE NOTHING IS ANY

IN THAT ONE STATE NOTHING IS ANY BETTER.

BETTER. AGAIN, THIS WAS A COMPUTER

AGAIN, THIS WAS A COMPUTER SECURITY FIRM.

SECURITY FIRM. GET ALL OF THE VOTER

GET ALL OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION FROM

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FROM YOUR VOTERS IN YOUR STATE OFF OF

YOUR VOTERS IN YOUR STATE OFF OF YOUR WEBSITE.

YOUR WEBSITE. ITS STILL JUST SITTING OUT

ITS STILL JUST SITTING OUT THERE FOR ANYBODY TO TAKE OR

THERE FOR ANYBODY TO TAKE OR CHANGE OR MESS WITH.

CHANGE OR MESS WITH. THAT WAS FEBRUARY 2017.

THAT WAS FEBRUARY 2017. THE FOLLOWING MONTH IN MARCH

THE FOLLOWING MONTH IN MARCH 2017, A PROFESSOR AT A LOCAL

2017, A PROFESSOR AT A LOCAL COLLEGE IN THE STATE, ACTUALLY

COLLEGE IN THE STATE, ACTUALLY THE COLLEGE WHERE THE ELECTION

THE COLLEGE WHERE THE ELECTION SERVERS ARE HELD FOR THE WHOLE

SERVERS ARE HELD FOR THE WHOLE STATE, HE CALLED UP THE STATE AS

STATE, HE CALLED UP THE STATE AS WELL AND SAID HEY, NOT ONLY IS

WELL AND SAID HEY, NOT ONLY IS ALL OUR VOTER REGISTRATION

ALL OUR VOTER REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ONLINE, THANKS TO HOW

AVAILABLE ONLINE, THANKS TO HOW WE SET UP OUR SYSTEM, WEVE ALSO

WE SET UP OUR SYSTEM, WEVE ALSO GOT PEOPLES SOCIAL SECURITY

GOT PEOPLES SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OUT THERE AND EXPOSED

NUMBERS OUT THERE AND EXPOSED FOR ANYBODY TO GRAB.

FOR ANYBODY TO GRAB. THIS DOESNT SEEM GOOD.

THIS DOESNT SEEM GOOD. SO A LOCAL GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUP

SO A LOCAL GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUP SUES THE STATE IN SUMMER OF

SUES THE STATE IN SUMMER OF 2017.

2017. THEYRE BASICALLY LIKE WOW,

THEYRE BASICALLY LIKE WOW, GIVEN THE ONGOING AND UNUSUALLY

GIVEN THE ONGOING AND UNUSUALLY SEVERE PROBLEMS HERE, WE, A,

SEVERE PROBLEMS HERE, WE, A, WANT THE STATE TO FIX THIS, AND

WANT THE STATE TO FIX THIS, AND B, WED LIKE THERE TO BE A LOOK

B, WED LIKE THERE TO BE A LOOK AT THESE CENTRALIZED SERVERS

AT THESE CENTRALIZED SERVERS THAT RUN OUR STATES ELECTIONS.

THAT RUN OUR STATES ELECTIONS. SOMEBODY SHOULD TAKE LOOK AT

SOMEBODY SHOULD TAKE LOOK AT THESE THINGS TO MAKE SURE THAT

THESE THINGS TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE HASNT ALREADY BEEN A

THERE HASNT ALREADY BEEN A HOSTILE INFILTRATION.

HOSTILE INFILTRATION. HOSTILE ACTORS EITHER FOREIGN OR

HOSTILE ACTORS EITHER FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC STEAL ORGANIZE

DOMESTIC STEAL ORGANIZE MANIPULATING INFORMATION ABOUT

MANIPULATING INFORMATION ABOUT ANY VOTERS OR VOTER DATA GIVEN

ANY VOTERS OR VOTER DATA GIVEN HOW POORLY PROTECTED THIS

HOW POORLY PROTECTED THIS INFORMATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

INFORMATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE IS IN OUR STATE, GIVEN THE FACT

IS IN OUR STATE, GIVEN THE FACT THAT OUR SECRETARY OF STATE

THAT OUR SECRETARY OF STATE REJECTED ALL EXPERT FEDERAL HELP

REJECTED ALL EXPERT FEDERAL HELP TO COME IN AND SHORE UP

TO COME IN AND SHORE UP SECURITY.

SECURITY. WELL, THE STATE RESPONDED TO

WELL, THE STATE RESPONDED TO THAT LAWSUIT A FEW MONTHS LATER

THAT LAWSUIT A FEW MONTHS LATER BY ADMITTING THAT ACTUALLY, IT

BY ADMITTING THAT ACTUALLY, IT WOULDNT DO ANYBODY ANY HELP TO

WOULDNT DO ANYBODY ANY HELP TO LOOK AT THE SERVERS TO SEE IF

LOOK AT THE SERVERS TO SEE IF ANYBODY HAD HACKED THEM OR DONE

ANYBODY HAD HACKED THEM OR DONE ANYTHING BAD BECAUSE THE STATE

ANYTHING BAD BECAUSE THE STATE HAD JUST WIPED THEM.

HAD JUST WIPED THEM. THEY JUST WIPED THE SERVERS.

THEY JUST WIPED THE SERVERS. THEY ERASED EVERYBODY.

THEY ERASED EVERYBODY. SO THERE IS NOTHING TO LOOK AT

SO THERE IS NOTHING TO LOOK AT NOW.

NOW. THAT WAS THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

THAT WAS THIS TIME LAST YEAR. THIS TIME LAST YEAR, DESPITE BY

THIS TIME LAST YEAR, DESPITE BY THEN WAS PRETTY CONSIDERABLE

THEN WAS PRETTY CONSIDERABLE CONCERN IN THE STATE ABOUT

CONCERN IN THE STATE ABOUT WHATS GOING ON WITH THEIR

WHATS GOING ON WITH THEIR ELECTION SYSTEM, WITH THEIR

ELECTION SYSTEM, WITH THEIR SECRETARY OF STATE IN PARTICULAR

SECRETARY OF STATE IN PARTICULAR WHO STOOD ALONE IN THE COUNTRY

WHO STOOD ALONE IN THE COUNTRY IN SAYING NO, THIS ISNT A

IN SAYING NO, THIS ISNT A PROBLEM.

PROBLEM. I DONT WANT HELP.

I DONT WANT HELP. WERE FINE.

WERE FINE. RUSSIAN, ARE YOU KIDDING?

RUSSIAN, ARE YOU KIDDING? ELECTION SECURITY?

ELECTION SECURITY? OURS IS PERFECT.

OURS IS PERFECT. WE DONT NEED ANY HELP WITH

WE DONT NEED ANY HELP WITH THAT.

THAT. THE STATE KEPT OFFICIALLY

THE STATE KEPT OFFICIALLY INSISTING THERE WAS DEFINITELY

INSISTING THERE WAS DEFINITELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. THIS WAS ALL BEING OVERBLOWN.

THIS WAS ALL BEING OVERBLOWN. EVERYTHING WAS FINE.

EVERYTHING WAS FINE. BUT STUFF WAS OBVIOUSLY WEIRD.

BUT STUFF WAS OBVIOUSLY WEIRD. PRIMARIES WERE HELD IN THAT

PRIMARIES WERE HELD IN THAT STATE IN MAY OF THIS YEAR THAT

STATE IN MAY OF THIS YEAR THAT GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUP THAT.

GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUP THAT. >> REUPPED THEIR LAWSUIT BECAUSE

>> REUPPED THEIR LAWSUIT BECAUSE A WHOLE BUNCH OF WEIRD STUFF

A WHOLE BUNCH OF WEIRD STUFF HAPPENED ON PRIMARY DAY THIS

HAPPENED ON PRIMARY DAY THIS YEAR, INCLUDING MY FAVORITE ONE

YEAR, INCLUDING MY FAVORITE ONE FROM MUD CREEK ON PRIMARY DAY IN

FROM MUD CREEK ON PRIMARY DAY IN A COUNTY UP IN THE NORTHEASTERN

A COUNTY UP IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THAT STATE IN A PRECINCT

PART OF THAT STATE IN A PRECINCT CALLED MUD CREEK, THE SECRETARY

CALLED MUD CREEK, THE SECRETARY OF STATES WEBSITE SAID ON

OF STATES WEBSITE SAID ON PRIMARY DAY IN MAY THAT THERE

PRIMARY DAY IN MAY THAT THERE WERE 276 REGISTERED VOTERS IN

WERE 276 REGISTERED VOTERS IN THAT MUD CREEK PRECINCT.

THAT MUD CREEK PRECINCT. ON PRIMARY DAY, THOUGH, THOSE

ON PRIMARY DAY, THOUGH, THOSE 276 VOTERS CAST 670 VOTES.

276 VOTERS CAST 670 VOTES. HMM.

HMM. THEYRE VERY HIGH OUTPUT VOTERS?

THEYRE VERY HIGH OUTPUT VOTERS? THATS REMARKABLY GOOD VOTER

THATS REMARKABLY GOOD VOTER TURNOUT.

TURNOUT. THATS MEANS 243% OF THE

THATS MEANS 243% OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS IN THAT

REGISTERED VOTERS IN THAT PRECINCT TURN THEED OUT AND

PRECINCT TURN THEED OUT AND VOTED THAT DAY.

VOTED THAT DAY. MAZEL TOV!

MAZEL TOV! SO SAID THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SO SAID THE SECRETARY OF STATE WITH HIS HANDY CENTRALIZED

WITH HIS HANDY CENTRALIZED VOTING SYSTEM THAT HE INSISTS HE

VOTING SYSTEM THAT HE INSISTS HE NEEDS NO HELP WITH WHATSOEVER

NEEDS NO HELP WITH WHATSOEVER BECAUSE IT IS PERFECT, AND

BECAUSE IT IS PERFECT, AND ANYBODY WHO TELLS HIM OTHERWISE

ANYBODY WHO TELLS HIM OTHERWISE IS A LIBERAL WHO IS JUST TRYING

IS A LIBERAL WHO IS JUST TRYING TO STEAL STUFF.

TO STEAL STUFF. SO THE PRIMARIES WERE IN MAY.

SO THE PRIMARIES WERE IN MAY. THE SUMMER ROLLS AROUND.

THE SUMMER ROLLS AROUND. MID-JULY THIS PAST SUMMER, JULY

MID-JULY THIS PAST SUMMER, JULY 2018, ROBERT MUELLER AND THE

2018, ROBERT MUELLER AND THE SPECIAL COUNSELS OFFICE INDICT

SPECIAL COUNSELS OFFICE INDICT A WHOLE BUNCH OF RUSSIAN

A WHOLE BUNCH OF RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICERS, REMEMBER?

MILITARY OFFICERS, REMEMBER? FOR THEIR ROLE IN ATTACKING THE

FOR THEIR ROLE IN ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES DURING THE 2016

UNITED STATES DURING THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO TRY AND

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO TRY AND ELECT DONALD TRUMP.

ELECT DONALD TRUMP. AND ON PAGE 26 OF THAT

AND ON PAGE 26 OF THAT INDICTMENT OF ALL THOSE GRU

INDICTMENT OF ALL THOSE GRU OFFICERS, THIS ONE SOMEWHAT

OFFICERS, THIS ONE SOMEWHAT TROUBLED U.S. STATE -- ITS A

TROUBLED U.S. STATE -- ITS A GREAT STATE.

GREAT STATE. ITS A GROWING STATE.

ITS A GROWING STATE. ITS A VIBRANT STATE.

ITS A VIBRANT STATE. BUT IT DOES HAVE THIS PROBLEM

BUT IT DOES HAVE THIS PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTION

WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTION SECURITY AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE

SECURITY AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN CHARGE OF IT IN THEIR STATE

IN CHARGE OF IT IN THEIR STATE WHO SEEM TO BE NEGLECTING THAT

WHO SEEM TO BE NEGLECTING THAT VERY BADLY, ON PAGE 26 OF THIS

VERY BADLY, ON PAGE 26 OF THIS INDICTMENT FROM MUELLER IN THE

INDICTMENT FROM MUELLER IN THE SPECIAL COUNSELS OFFICE, THIS

SPECIAL COUNSELS OFFICE, THIS ONE STATE WITH ALL OF THIS

ONE STATE WITH ALL OF THIS TROUBLE IN TERMS OF ITS ELECTION

TROUBLE IN TERMS OF ITS ELECTION SCURITY AND ITS ELECTION

SCURITY AND ITS ELECTION SYSTEMS, THEY GET AN UNEXPECTED

SYSTEMS, THEY GET AN UNEXPECTED LITTLE TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

LITTLE TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT WHEN ROBERT MUELLER AND HIS

WHEN ROBERT MUELLER AND HIS PROSECUTORS SPELL OUT NEW NEWS

PROSECUTORS SPELL OUT NEW NEWS WE HADNT HAD BEFORE ABOUT WHAT

WE HADNT HAD BEFORE ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY RUSSIAN MILITARY

EXACTLY RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS WERE DOING

INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS WERE DOING IN THE IMMEDIATE LEAD-UP TO

IN THE IMMEDIATE LEAD-UP TO VOTING DAY 2016.

VOTING DAY 2016. QUOTING FROM THE INDICTMENT, ON

QUOTING FROM THE INDICTMENT, ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 28th, 2016,

OR ABOUT OCTOBER 28th, 2016, KOVALEV AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATORS

KOVALEV AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATORS VISITED THE WEBSITES OF CERTAIN

VISITED THE WEBSITES OF CERTAIN COUNTIES IN GEORGIA, IOWA AND

COUNTIES IN GEORGIA, IOWA AND FLORIDA TO IDENTIFY

FLORIDA TO IDENTIFY VULNERABILITIES.

VULNERABILITIES. KOVALEV IN THIS CONTEXT IS

KOVALEV IN THIS CONTEXT IS ANATOLY SERGEIVICH KOVALEV, AN

ANATOLY SERGEIVICH KOVALEV, AN OFFICER IN THE RUSSIAN MILITARY

OFFICER IN THE RUSSIAN MILITARY ASSIGNED TO RUNT ED TOED TO UNIT

ASSIGNED TO RUNT ED TOED TO UNIT WORKED.

WORKED. PERSONALLY TARGETED IN FLORIDA,

PERSONALLY TARGETED IN FLORIDA, IOWA AND GEORGIA, AND GEORGIA IS

IOWA AND GEORGIA, AND GEORGIA IS THE STATE WHERE THE SECRETARY OF

THE STATE WHERE THE SECRETARY OF STATE ALONE AMONG ALL OTHER

STATE ALONE AMONG ALL OTHER STATES IN THE COUNTRY, HE ALONE

STATES IN THE COUNTRY, HE ALONE REFUSED ANY HELP WHEN IT CAME TO

REFUSED ANY HELP WHEN IT CAME TO SHORING UP THE SECURITY OF HIS

SHORING UP THE SECURITY OF HIS STATE ELECTIONS, EVEN AFTER HE

STATE ELECTIONS, EVEN AFTER HE WAS DIRECTLY WARNED BY HOMELAND

WAS DIRECTLY WARNED BY HOMELAND SECURITY AND SUBSEQUENTLY BY THE

SECURITY AND SUBSEQUENTLY BY THE FBI.

FBI. GEORGIA IS THE STATE WHERE THE

GEORGIA IS THE STATE WHERE THE SECRETARY OF STATE SAID THESE

SECRETARY OF STATE SAID THESE WARNINGS WERE RIDICULOUS.

WARNINGS WERE RIDICULOUS. RIDICULOUS WARNINGS.

RIDICULOUS WARNINGS. THERE IS NO CHANCE RUSSIA WOULD

THERE IS NO CHANCE RUSSIA WOULD EVER TARGET HIS STATE.

EVER TARGET HIS STATE. ARE YOU KIDDING?

ARE YOU KIDDING? IT TURNS OUT HIS STATE IS ONE OF

IT TURNS OUT HIS STATE IS ONE OF THE STATES THAT RUSSIA TARGETED

THE STATES THAT RUSSIA TARGETED ON OCTOBER 28th, 2016.

ON OCTOBER 28th, 2016. AND WE CAN NAME THE GUY WHO DID

AND WE CAN NAME THE GUY WHO DID IT.

IT. AND THE OFFICE HE WAS SITTING IN

AND THE OFFICE HE WAS SITTING IN WHEN HE DID IT.

WHEN HE DID IT. ONCE THOSE RUSSIAN MILITARY

ONCE THOSE RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICERS START -- WERE TARGETING

OFFICERS START -- WERE TARGETING GEORGIAS ELECTIONS SYSTEM

GEORGIAS ELECTIONS SYSTEM STARTING ON OCTOBER 28th, 2016,

STARTING ON OCTOBER 28th, 2016, I WONDER WHAT THEY DID WITH

I WONDER WHAT THEY DID WITH GEORGIAS VOTER SYSTEMS.

GEORGIAS VOTER SYSTEMS. WE DONT KNOW BECAUSE UNDER THAT

WE DONT KNOW BECAUSE UNDER THAT SECRETARY OF STATE, RATHER THAN

SECRETARY OF STATE, RATHER THAN LET ANYBODY INVESTIGATE IF

LET ANYBODY INVESTIGATE IF ANYTHING UNTOWARD MIGHT HAVE

ANYTHING UNTOWARD MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED, INSTEAD THEY WIPED THE

HAPPENED, INSTEAD THEY WIPED THE SERVERS.

SERVERS. THEY ERASED THE SERVERS.

THEY ERASED THE SERVERS. SO NOTHING CAN EVER BE CHECKED.

SO NOTHING CAN EVER BE CHECKED. THAT SECRETARY OF STATE IN

THAT SECRETARY OF STATE IN GEORGIA IS NOW THE REPUBLICAN

GEORGIA IS NOW THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF

CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA.

GEORGIA. HE IS PRESUMABLY RUNNING FOR

HE IS PRESUMABLY RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR ON THE BASIS OF HIS

GOVERNOR ON THE BASIS OF HIS PERFORMANCE AS SECRETARY OF

PERFORMANCE AS SECRETARY OF STATE.

STATE. WHICH HONESTLY, IS A PERFORMANCE

WHICH HONESTLY, IS A PERFORMANCE FOR WHICH ANYBODY MIGHT

FOR WHICH ANYBODY MIGHT RIGHTFULLY EXPECT TO BE FAMOUS.

RIGHTFULLY EXPECT TO BE FAMOUS. WELL BEFORE THE DISASTER OF

WELL BEFORE THE DISASTER OF GEORGIA ELECTION SECURITY IN THE

GEORGIA ELECTION SECURITY IN THE 2016 ELECTION, IN HIS FIRST FULL

2016 ELECTION, IN HIS FIRST FULL YEAR AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN

YEAR AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN 2010, HE SENT ARMED AGENTS DOOR

2010, HE SENT ARMED AGENTS DOOR TO DOORER IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS

TO DOORER IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS IN BROOKS COUNTY, GEORGIA.

IN BROOKS COUNTY, GEORGIA. THIS IS AFTER A BIG GET OUT THE

THIS IS AFTER A BIG GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORT THERE AMONG BLACK

VOTE EFFORT THERE AMONG BLACK RATS.

RATS. THAT BIG GET OUT THE VOTE

THAT BIG GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORTED THROW THE FIRST EVER

EFFORTED THROW THE FIRST EVER MAJORITY AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL

MAJORITY AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL BOARD IN THEIR TOWN.

BOARD IN THEIR TOWN. LOCAL AGENTS SAID THEY HAD BEEN

LOCAL AGENTS SAID THEY HAD BEEN MOTIVED THIS YEAR BY TEACHER

MOTIVED THIS YEAR BY TEACHER LAYOFFS IN THEIR DISTRICT,

LAYOFFS IN THEIR DISTRICT, TEACHER LAYOFFS THAT WERE REALLY

TEACHER LAYOFFS THAT WERE REALLY UNPOPULAR.

UNPOPULAR. AND ACCORDING TO ONE LOCAL

AND ACCORDING TO ONE LOCAL LEADER OF THE GEORGIA VOTER

LEADER OF THE GEORGIA VOTER REGISTRATION EFFORT, QUOTE, WED

REGISTRATION EFFORT, QUOTE, WED BEEN BIT BY THE OBAMA BUG.

BEEN BIT BY THE OBAMA BUG. THIS IS 2010.

THIS IS 2010. WED BEEN BIT BY THE OBAMA BUG,

WED BEEN BIT BY THE OBAMA BUG, AND WE KNEW IT WAS TIME FOR A

AND WE KNEW IT WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE IN BROOKS COUNTY AS WELL.

CHANGE IN BROOKS COUNTY AS WELL. THEY BROUGHT CRIMINAL CHARGES

THEY BROUGHT CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST 12 LOCAL BLACK RESIDENTS

AGAINST 12 LOCAL BLACK RESIDENTS WHOD HELPED IN THE GET OUT THE

WHOD HELPED IN THE GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORT.

VOTE EFFORT. THEY BROUGHT CHARGES AGAINST

THEY BROUGHT CHARGES AGAINST THOSE 12 RESIDENTS FOR THINGS

THOSE 12 RESIDENTS FOR THINGS LIKE BRINGING ENVELOPES

LIKE BRINGING ENVELOPES CONTAINING COMPLETED ABSENTEE

CONTAINING COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO A MAILBOX.

BALLOTS TO A MAILBOX. THEY CRIMINALLY CHARGED THIS

THEY CRIMINALLY CHARGED THIS GROUP OF LOCAL RESIDENTS WITH

GROUP OF LOCAL RESIDENTS WITH MORE THAN 100 ELECTION LAW

MORE THAN 100 ELECTION LAW VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING DOZENS OF

VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING DOZENS OF FELONIES.

FELONIES. THEY PUT THEM ON TRIAL TO FACE

THEY PUT THEM ON TRIAL TO FACE MORE THAN A THOUSAND COMBINED

MORE THAN A THOUSAND COMBINED YEARS IN PRISON.

YEARS IN PRISON. YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU KNOW WHAT? NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE

NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE CHARGES HELD UP.

CHARGES HELD UP. ON EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE

ON EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE CHARGES, THE LOCAL RATHER WAS

CHARGES, THE LOCAL RATHER WAS EITHER ACQUITTED OR THE CHARGE

EITHER ACQUITTED OR THE CHARGE HAD TO BE DROPPED BY THE

HAD TO BE DROPPED BY THE PROSECUTORS.

PROSECUTORS. NOT ONLY WERE THERE NO

NOT ONLY WERE THERE NO CONVICTIONS, THERE WERENT EVEN

CONVICTIONS, THERE WERENT EVEN ANY PLEA DEALS.

ANY PLEA DEALS. ACQUITTED OR DROPPED ON EVERY

ACQUITTED OR DROPPED ON EVERY SINGLE ONE.

SINGLE ONE. AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE

AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE SUBSEQUENTLY HAD TO ISSUE

STATE SUBSEQUENTLY HAD TO ISSUE A STATEMENT CLARIFYING THAT

A STATEMENT CLARIFYING THAT ACTUALLY, NONE OF THE ACTIONS

ACTUALLY, NONE OF THE ACTIONS THOSE AFRICAN AMERICAN LOCAL

THOSE AFRICAN AMERICAN LOCAL RESIDENTS IN BROOKS COUNTY HAD

RESIDENTS IN BROOKS COUNTY HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH, NONE OF THE

BEEN CHARGED WITH, NONE OF THE THINGS THEY WERE CHARGED WITH

THINGS THEY WERE CHARGED WITH WERE ACTUALLY ILLEGAL.

WERE ACTUALLY ILLEGAL. MAILING IN ABSENTEE BALLOTS IS

MAILING IN ABSENTEE BALLOTS IS NOT A CRIME.

NOT A CRIME. REGISTERING YOUR NEIGHBORS TO

REGISTERING YOUR NEIGHBORS TO VOTE IS NOT A CRIME.

VOTE IS NOT A CRIME. BUT TELL THAT TO THE PEOPLE WHO

BUT TELL THAT TO THE PEOPLE WHO BRIAN KEMP SENT HIS ARMED AGENTS

BRIAN KEMP SENT HIS ARMED AGENTS DOOR TO DOOR AFTER IN 2010.

DOOR TO DOOR AFTER IN 2010. THATS BRIAN KEMP, GEORGIAS

THATS BRIAN KEMP, GEORGIAS SECRETARY OF STATE.

SECRETARY OF STATE. HE ALSO INSTITUTED WHATS CALLED

HE ALSO INSTITUTED WHATS CALLED AN EXACT MATCH PROGRAM DESIGNED,

AN EXACT MATCH PROGRAM DESIGNED, HONESTLY, TO KILL VOTER

HONESTLY, TO KILL VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS.

REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS. IF THERE IS EVEN ONE SINGLE

IF THERE IS EVEN ONE SINGLE DIGITAL CHARACTER DIFFERENCE AND

DIGITAL CHARACTER DIFFERENCE AND ANY OTHER RECORD THE STATE HAS

ANY OTHER RECORD THE STATE HAS ON FILE FOR YOU.

ON FILE FOR YOU. SO IF THERE IS AN EXTRA SPACE

SO IF THERE IS AN EXTRA SPACE ADDED BY THE REGISTRAR WHEN SHE

ADDED BY THE REGISTRAR WHEN SHE TYPES IN YOUR NAME OR ADDRESS,

TYPES IN YOUR NAME OR ADDRESS, LITERALLY AN EXTRA SPACE, FOR

LITERALLY AN EXTRA SPACE, FOR YOU LIVE ON SOMETHING SOMETHING

YOU LIVE ON SOMETHING SOMETHING ROAD AND THE REGISTRAR TYPES IN

ROAD AND THE REGISTRAR TYPES IN RD PERIOD TO ABBREVIATE ROAD

RD PERIOD TO ABBREVIATE ROAD INSTEAD OF RD, WHICH IS THE WAY

INSTEAD OF RD, WHICH IS THE WAY ITS ABBREVIATED WITHOUT THE

ITS ABBREVIATED WITHOUT THE PERIOD IN SOME OTHER DATABASE,

PERIOD IN SOME OTHER DATABASE, THEN FORGET IT.

THEN FORGET IT. YOURE NOT REGISTERED.

YOURE NOT REGISTERED. YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE

YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD UNTIL THESE IRREGULARITIES

HELD UNTIL THESE IRREGULARITIES CAN BE SORTED, IF THEY CAN BE

CAN BE SORTED, IF THEY CAN BE SORTED.

SORTED. BRIAN KEMP INVENTED THAT.

BRIAN KEMP INVENTED THAT. HE GOT SUED OVER THAT EFFORT, IN

HE GOT SUED OVER THAT EFFORT, IN PART BECAUSE THAT UNIQUE PROGRAM

PART BECAUSE THAT UNIQUE PROGRAM HE DESIGNED AND PURSUED OUT OF

HE DESIGNED AND PURSUED OUT OF HIS OFFICE SEEMS TO HAVE HAD

HIS OFFICE SEEMS TO HAVE HAD WHAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTOOD TO BE

WHAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTOOD TO BE ITS DESIRED EFFECT IN THE

ITS DESIRED EFFECT IN THE INITIAL ITERATION OF THAT

INITIAL ITERATION OF THAT PROGRAM WHICH HE CAME UP WITH,

PROGRAM WHICH HE CAME UP WITH, 76% OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION

76% OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS THAT GOT SNAGGED BY

APPLICATIONS THAT GOT SNAGGED BY THAT NEW PROGRAM BRIAN KEMP

THAT NEW PROGRAM BRIAN KEMP INVENTED, 76% OF THEM WERE FROM

INVENTED, 76% OF THEM WERE FROM GEORGIA VOTERS WHO WERE BLACK,

GEORGIA VOTERS WHO WERE BLACK, LATINO OR ASIAN.

LATINO OR ASIAN. SO CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS SUED HIM

SO CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS SUED HIM OVER THAT POLICY IN 2016.

OVER THAT POLICY IN 2016. IN THE END, HE AGREED TO END THE

IN THE END, HE AGREED TO END THE POLICY AND SETTLE WITH THEM.

POLICY AND SETTLE WITH THEM. THEY THOUGHT THAT IT WAS OVER

THEY THOUGHT THAT IT WAS OVER AND THAT WOULD LEAD TO REFORMS.

AND THAT WOULD LEAD TO REFORMS. NOPE.

NOPE. INSTEAD BRIAN KEMP GOT THE

INSTEAD BRIAN KEMP GOT THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GEORGIA

REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GEORGIA LEGISLATURE TO PASS A NEW LAW,

LEGISLATURE TO PASS A NEW LAW, WHICH CODIFIED THAT POLICY THAT

WHICH CODIFIED THAT POLICY THAT HE HAD JUST BEEN SUED OVER.

HE HAD JUST BEEN SUED OVER. SO HE COULD PUT THE NEW POLICY

SO HE COULD PUT THE NEW POLICY INTO EFFECT UNDER A DIFFERENT

INTO EFFECT UNDER A DIFFERENT STATUTORY FRAMEWORK.

STATUTORY FRAMEWORK. AND UNDER THE NEW ITERATION OF

AND UNDER THE NEW ITERATION OF THAT POLICY, IT APPEARS TO BE

THAT POLICY, IT APPEARS TO BE EVEN MORE RACIALLY TARGETED.

EVEN MORE RACIALLY TARGETED. UNDER THE OLD VERSION OF THE

UNDER THE OLD VERSION OF THE LAW, THE REGISTRATIONS HE WAS

LAW, THE REGISTRATIONS HE WAS SNAGGING WITH THIS POLICY WERE

SNAGGING WITH THIS POLICY WERE 76% BLACK, LATINO OR ASIAN.

76% BLACK, LATINO OR ASIAN. UNDER THE NEWER ITERATION OF THE

UNDER THE NEWER ITERATION OF THE LAW, ITS 80% BLACK, LATINO OR

LAW, ITS 80% BLACK, LATINO OR ASIAN.

ASIAN. SEE?

SEE? HE IS GETTING BETTER AT THIS.

HE IS GETTING BETTER AT THIS. MEANWHILE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEANWHILE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THIS WEEK REVEALED UNDER THE NEW

THIS WEEK REVEALED UNDER THE NEW ITERATION OF THIS POLICY FOR

ITERATION OF THIS POLICY FOR BRIAN KEMP, HIS OFFICE IS

BRIAN KEMP, HIS OFFICE IS SITTING ON OVER -- EXCUSE ME,

SITTING ON OVER -- EXCUSE ME, OVER 50,000 APPLICATIONS FOR

OVER 50,000 APPLICATIONS FOR VOTER REGISTRATIONS THAT HE HAS

VOTER REGISTRATIONS THAT HE HAS SET ASIDE BECAUSE OF THE NEW

SET ASIDE BECAUSE OF THE NEW ITERATION OF THIS EXACT MATCH

ITERATION OF THIS EXACT MATCH PROGRAM THAT HE INVENTED WHERE

PROGRAM THAT HE INVENTED WHERE YOU DONT COUNT AS REGISTERED IF

YOU DONT COUNT AS REGISTERED IF THERE IS AN EXTRA SPACE

THERE IS AN EXTRA SPACE SOMEWHERE OR THERE IS A PERIOD

SOMEWHERE OR THERE IS A PERIOD MISSING OR A HYPHEN MISSING OR

MISSING OR A HYPHEN MISSING OR SOMEBODY MISSPELLED YOUR NAME BY

SOMEBODY MISSPELLED YOUR NAME BY ONE LETTER.

ONE LETTER. MORE THAN 50,000.

MORE THAN 50,000. AS WE REPORTED AT THIS TIME LAST

AS WE REPORTED AT THIS TIME LAST NIGHT, THE SAME IS CIVIL RIGHTS

NIGHT, THE SAME IS CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP THAT SUED BRIAN KEMP OVER

GROUP THAT SUED BRIAN KEMP OVER THE LAST ITERATION OF THIS

THE LAST ITERATION OF THIS POLICY HAVE NOW FILED ANOTHER

POLICY HAVE NOW FILED ANOTHER LAWSUIT AGAINST HIM TO TRY TO

LAWSUIT AGAINST HIM TO TRY TO BASICALLY FREE THOSE VOTER

BASICALLY FREE THOSE VOTER REGISTRATIONS AND TO GET HIM TO

REGISTRATIONS AND TO GET HIM TO STOP DOING.

STOP DOING. THIS BUT HERE IS THE QUESTION.

THIS BUT HERE IS THE QUESTION. IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA,

IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA, ELECTION SYSTEMS ARE NOT LIKE A

ELECTION SYSTEMS ARE NOT LIKE A NORMAL LEVEL OF SCREWED UP.

NORMAL LEVEL OF SCREWED UP. GEORGIA ELECTIONS UNDER BRIAN

GEORGIA ELECTIONS UNDER BRIAN KEMP SPECIFICALLY HAVE BECOME

KEMP SPECIFICALLY HAVE BECOME SPECIAL, VERY SPECIAL IN THEIR

SPECIAL, VERY SPECIAL IN THEIR BIG PROBLEMS.

BIG PROBLEMS. THAT WOULD BE A BIG ENOUGH

THAT WOULD BE A BIG ENOUGH PROBLEM FOR THE STATE IF BRIAN

PROBLEM FOR THE STATE IF BRIAN KEMP WAS JUST RUNNING THIS YEAR

KEMP WAS JUST RUNNING THIS YEAR TO STAY ON FOR ANOTHER GLORIOUS

TO STAY ON FOR ANOTHER GLORIOUS TERM AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN

TERM AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN GEORGIA, RUNNING THE STATES

GEORGIA, RUNNING THE STATES ELECTION INFRASTRUCTURE.

ELECTION INFRASTRUCTURE. BUT INSTEAD HE IS BOTH RUNNING

BUT INSTEAD HE IS BOTH RUNNING THE STATES ELECTION

THE STATES ELECTION INFRASTRUCTURE, ADMINISTERING

INFRASTRUCTURE, ADMINISTERING THIS YEARS ELECTIONS, RUNNING

THIS YEARS ELECTIONS, RUNNING THIS YEARS VOTER REGISTRATION

THIS YEARS VOTER REGISTRATION PROCESS AS SECRETARY OF STATE,

PROCESS AS SECRETARY OF STATE, AND SIMULTANEOUSLY, HE IS RUNG

AND SIMULTANEOUSLY, HE IS RUNG AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTYS

AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTYS CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN THE

CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN THE SAME ELECTION.

SAME ELECTION. IMAGINE YOURE STACEY ABRAMS.

IMAGINE YOURE STACEY ABRAMS. HOW DO YOU RUN AGAINST A GUY WHO

HOW DO YOU RUN AGAINST A GUY WHO IS HOLDING THAT KIND OF POWER IN

IS HOLDING THAT KIND OF POWER IN THIS PROCESS?

THIS PROCESS? HOW DO YOU RUN TO WIN, RIGHT?

HOW DO YOU RUN TO WIN, RIGHT? HOW DO YOU RUN AGAINST A GUY WHO

HOW DO YOU RUN AGAINST A GUY WHO IS SERVING BOTH AS YOUR

IS SERVING BOTH AS YOUR COMPETITOR AT THE TOP OF THE

COMPETITOR AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET IN THE ELECTION AND HE IS

TICKET IN THE ELECTION AND HE IS SERVING AS THE UMPIRE WHO HAS

SERVING AS THE UMPIRE WHO HAS VERY SPECIFIC, VERY AGGRESSIVE,

VERY SPECIFIC, VERY AGGRESSIVE, VERY APPARENTLY RACIALLY

VERY APPARENTLY RACIALLY INFLECTED IDEAS ABOUT WHO GETS

INFLECTED IDEAS ABOUT WHO GETS TO VOTE IN HIS STATE AND HOW THE

TO VOTE IN HIS STATE AND HOW THE VOTES ARE HANDLED AND COUNTED

VOTES ARE HANDLED AND COUNTED AND WHO TAKES SURE TO MAKE SURE

AND WHO TAKES SURE TO MAKE SURE THE SYSTEM IS SECURE.

THE SYSTEM IS SECURE. HIS COMPETITOR IS THE FORMER

HIS COMPETITOR IS THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC LEADER IN THE STATE

DEMOCRATIC LEADER IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

LEGISLATURE. VERY EFFECTIVE GEORGIA LEADER

VERY EFFECTIVE GEORGIA LEADER NAMED STACEY ABRAMS.

NAMED STACEY ABRAMS. SHE IS GRADUATE OF THE GREAT

SHE IS GRADUATE OF THE GREAT SPELLMAN COLLEGE.

SPELLMAN COLLEGE. SHE IS AN INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE

SHE IS AN INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE SPEAKER AND ORGANIZER.

SPEAKER AND ORGANIZER. SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF A VOTING

SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF A VOTING RIGHTS ORGANIZATION THAT MADE IT

RIGHTS ORGANIZATION THAT MADE IT ITS MISSION TO REGISTER MINORITY

ITS MISSION TO REGISTER MINORITY VOTERS ALL OVER THE STATE OF

VOTERS ALL OVER THE STATE OF GEORGIA.

GEORGIA. YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU NEED POWERFUL ORGANIZATIONS

YOU NEED POWERFUL ORGANIZATIONS TO TRY TO DO THAT WORK IN

TO TRY TO DO THAT WORK IN GEORGIA BECAUSE BOY, ARE THE

GEORGIA BECAUSE BOY, ARE THE HEADWINDS STRONG.

HEADWINDS STRONG. STACEY ABRAMS IS NOW CALLING FOR

STACEY ABRAMS IS NOW CALLING FOR BRIAN KEMP TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS

BRIAN KEMP TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS JOB AS SECRETARY OF STATE AHEAD

JOB AS SECRETARY OF STATE AHEAD OF NEXT MONTHS ELECTION IN

OF NEXT MONTHS ELECTION IN WHICH HE HIMSELF IS AT THE TOP

WHICH HE HIMSELF IS AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET.

OF THE TICKET. THAT DEMAND FROM ABRAMS COMES AS

THAT DEMAND FROM ABRAMS COMES AS WERE WAITING TO FIND OUT IF

WERE WAITING TO FIND OUT IF KEMPS OFFICE WILL BE SUBJECT TO

KEMPS OFFICE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A RESTRAINING ORDER ON THE BASIS

A RESTRAINING ORDER ON THE BASIS OF THIS NEW FEDERAL LAWSUIT

OF THIS NEW FEDERAL LAWSUIT THATS JUST BEEN FILED AGAINST

THATS JUST BEEN FILED AGAINST WHAT HE IS DOING WITH THESE TENS

WHAT HE IS DOING WITH THESE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MOSTLY BLACK

OF THOUSANDS OF MOSTLY BLACK VOTER REGISTRATIONS THAT HE IS

VOTER REGISTRATIONS THAT HE IS NOT LETTING GO.

NOT LETTING GO. HOW DO YOU FIGHT IN TT SORT OF

HOW DO YOU FIGHT IN TT SORT OF A CONTEXT?

A CONTEXT? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW DO YOU

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW DO YOU FIGHT TO WIN IN THAT KIND OF A

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