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Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp Releases Personal Details of More Than 291,000 Voters

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Georgia’s secretary of state and candidate for state governor in the midterm election, Brian Kemp, has posted the personal details of 291,164 absentee voters online for anyone to download.

Kemp’s office posted an Excel file on its website within hours of the results of the general election, exposing the names and addresses of state residents who mailed in an absentee ballot — including their reason why, such as if a person is “disabled” or “elderly.”

Releasing this data in aggregate could be seen as suppressing future absentee voters in Georgia who do not want their information released in this manner.

Curated from TechCrunch

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