Antonio Sabato Jr. Votes Rejected For ‘Unmatched Signatures,’ Investigation Underway
Republican California 26th District congressional candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. reported that “many” ballots from his supporters were rejected for a peculiar reason: “unmatched signatures.”
Either a lot of Sabato voters are bad at signing their names, or — as Sabato claims — this is a case of voter suppression. Sabato is running against Democrat Julia Brownley for the seat. The notable actor and model brought some star power into the race, though California is certainly not known for its Republican leanings. (COUNTERPOINT: Dana Rohrabacher Pulls Ahead in the California 48th).
Sabato informed the election authorities Monday, sparking one of the first investigations of this election into voting shenanigans — joining the Georgia Secretary of State’s investigation into the Georgia Democratic Party for allegedly breaching the state’s voter registration programs.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office has launched an investigation into alleged cyber crimes committed against the state’s voting system.
Kemp, the Republican, is challenging Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor in a hotly-contested election. His office says they have information about multiple “failed efforts to breach” the state voting system.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office issued an update Sunday afternoon to its initial statement which had accused the state’s Democratic Party of what it called a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system.”
Georgia Democratic Party officials, challenging the assertion by Secretary of State and current Republican nominee for governor Brian Kemp, said the secretary “has a long history of failing to protect the security” of the state’s election’s system.
Kemp’s office said it had launched a formal investigation on Saturday into the state’s Democratic Party and had alerted the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In the second statement, the secretary’s office said they had opened an investigation after they received information “from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page. We are working with our private sector vendors and investigators to review data logs. We have contacted our federal partners and formally requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate these possible cyber crimes.”