Those core systems are "air-gapped," meaning they are not connected to the internet and are not connected to the KSU server involved in the investigation. The center uses the systems to help the state build and duplicate the digital lists of eligible voters used by poll workers in each of the state's 3,000 precincts to verify voters' names, addresses and registration.
A spokeswoman for Kemp said the office is pleased with how federal officials conducted the investigation, which was done as the state prepares for a nationally watched special election April 18 to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price.
“We are pleased to learn that FBI officials have completed the investigation at KSU, and we appreciate their dedication in resolving this case,” said Kemp spokeswoman Candice Broce.
The state’s voter registration database and other election systems run by the office were not involved in the inquiry and there is no evidence they have been hacked. Officials have said that the private company used by the office to protect those systems has been on “heightened alert” since the breach.