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General News    H3'ed 6/9/19

Leaked voting machine passwords add to North Carolina's growing tally of election security concerns

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NC elections board expected to name new director Monday The North Carolina State Board of Elections is expected to name Karen Brinson Bell as its next director when it meets by telephone Monday.
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Cybersecurity investigator Chris Vickery revealed an unsecured online file belonging to Board of Election; then EQV Analytics team found a 2nd document citing several of these same passwords providing election supervisors with instructions on how to use them to reset touchscreen voting machines. Karen Brinson Bell was hired by the new majority-Democrat Board to replace recently fired executive director, Kim Strach, on whose watch all of these fusterclucks occurred. Strach’s spouse, Phil Strach, is the GOP-controlled legislature attorney in lawsuits defending the state’s voter suppression laws.  

Brinson Bell: “Our top priorities will be promoting voter confidence in elections and assisting the 100 county boards, the boots on the ground in every election.

How she manages the Board’s response to this latest election scandal will be her first trial by fire. 

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