Ok, so for the fact-checkers, we will quote directly from the CNN report published on their website on June 14, 2023.
According to the CNN report, Georgia election officials are aware of “existing vulnerabilities in the state’s voting software.” Those “vulnerabilities” have been known for two years but according to officials they won’t be fixed until after the 2024 election.
Georgia election officials have been aware of existing vulnerabilities in the state’s voting software for more than two years but continue to insist the system is safe and won’t be updated until after 2024, according to a report that was unsealed this week as part of a controversial court case in Georgia.
The report’s findings focus on weaknesses in software for certain Dominion Voting machines. Those weaknesses were previously verified by federal cybersecurity officials, who urged election officials across the country to update their systems.
A lawyer for Georgia’s top election official, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, recently told a federal court that officials would forgo installing Dominion’s security patches until after the 2024 presidential election.
Officials in Georgia say that it is “highly unlikely that the vulnerabilities will be exploited in real attacks.”
Federal and state officials claim that the vulnerabilities shouldn’t be a concern the report in Georgia is alarming (that’s according to CNN not us).
More from the CNN report:
The newly released report points out that Georgia is far more dependent on this particular Dominion software than any other state, potentially undermining confidence in its ability to conduct a secure election.
Georgia officials have dismissed the potential for these weaknesses to be exploited.
Dominion updated the software last year to address the vulnerabilities but Georgia did not implement the security patch.
Georgia’s secretary of state office has maintained that the vulnerabilities are “unrealistic,” and Dominion claims they are “operationally infeasible.”
However, the company did create a patch to address it.