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 VI. Tech Thursday

Georgia: According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kennesaw State University officials received a warning before the November election that a server used by the election center may be vulnerable. The university did not notify the state of the potential data breach until a second hacker contacted them. A spokeswoman for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is said to have been furious at university officials for not telling his office about the contacts before this month, said he has confidence in how the presidential election was run and that additional data checks by the office confirm the election’s results. Neither the university nor federal investigators would comment to the paper.

Florida: The Indian River County commission has unanimously approved the $1 million purchase of new voting equipment. The new equipment from ES&S is expected to be in place and ready for use for the November 7 municipal elections. The county’s current system is 15 years old and at the end of its life.