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Georgia's voting systems are vulnerable to hacking

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Georgia's Kennesaw State University's Center for Election Systems, which oversees voting machines across the state, left its servers unsecured, allowing anyone to access gigabytes of highly sensitive election material, per Politico Magazine.

Why it matters: The breach was massive and could have allowed hackers to actually interfere with the systems that calculate how Georgia records and tabulates its votes. There's no indication that Georgia's voting machines were actually tampered with, but it's shocking that an easily preventable security lapse allowed this information to become publicly available.