DuBose Porter also criticized Kemp for disclosing few details about the nature and origin of the attack, and raised concerns that it could affect the April 18 special election to replace former Rep. Tom Price.
“The security of—and confidence in—our voting system is bedrock of American democracy,” Porter wrote. “It is your obligation to provide all Georgians with assurance that our voting system is sound and secure.”
Kemp, who oversees the state’s elections, has said little about the breach since the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the FBI’s involvement – aside from a brief statement expressing confidence the federal investigators would track down the perpetrator.
His office accused Porter of trying to create a “manufactured crisis” to help Democratic candidates.
“While we have been patient as KSU works with the FBI to resolve this serious investigation, the Georgia Democrats are launching a manufactured crisis,” said Kemp spokeswoman Candice Broce. “They would love nothing more than for us to flout Georgia law and use paper ballots so they can challenge the results when they lose, but we will not cater to such childish antics.”