“It is hard to comprehend how the Secretary of State’s Office is refusing to produce documents because of a pending investigation,” said state Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta. “Didn’t the Secretary of State’s Office complete its investigation before it terminated an employee? And didn’t the Secretary of State publicly state that everything has been corrected? If so, what’s the hold up?”
Anyone registered to vote in Georgia was affected by the disclosure —- some 6.2 million people.
Kemp has said the employee he fired inadvertently added the personal data to a public statewide voter file before it was sent out last month to 12 organizations that regularly subscribe to “voter lists” maintained by the state.
The groups receiving the data included state political parties, news media organizations and Georgia GunOwner Magazine.
Kemp, who says he became aware of the breach Nov. 13, has said all 12 data discs illegally disclosing the private information have either been recovered or destroyed, and that the data was not disseminated. He also denied the disclosure was a breach of the state’s voter registration system, saying the system itself was not hacked.