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2018 Midterms

Georgia’s 7th District Now in Danger of Flipping: Voting Machines ‘Can Be Hacked By Middle Schooler,’ Says Former Candidate



A former candidate for the United States House of Representatives from Georgia’s 7th Congressional district told Big League Politics that the district, which was declared a Republican victory on Tuesday, is now in danger of flipping from red to blue.

“We’ve got serious issues here in Georgia with our voting machines,’ said Shane Hazel, who ran in the Republican primary in GA-07.  “The machines in Georgia can be hacked by middle schooler in minutes. It’s been proven. We’ve had seminars where adults and children have come in and showed us.”

Hazel told Big League Politics that a combination of factors could ultimately lead to the demise of incumbent Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), who was declared the district’s winner on Tuesday. He emphasized that Woodall is a weak Republican who was unwilling to fight for his constituents or make a principled commitment to any political ideology, a problem that is all-too-common within the GOP establishment.

“Woodall is not a fighter,” Hazel said. “He doesn’t get out into the community. He didn’t even start campaigning until October.”

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Woodall’s Democrat counterpart, Carolyn Bourdeaux, raised $2 million and campaigned hard, according to Hazel.

Hazel also noted that there could be some voter fraud occurring in the district. He said that some provisional ballots were still flowing in over the weekend, several days after the election. In total, he said it’s a matter of about 800 votes, and that lawyers for both Democrats and Republicans have appeared in the district, preparing for a potential showdown.

“Lawsuits have filed,” Hazel said. “[Democrats] are petitioning the Secretary of State to keep the race open, hoping for runoff.”

Hazel, who ran his campaign on a platform of peace, individual liberty, the Constitution and free markets managed to pull nearly 30% of Republican primary votes without taking a single dollar from any SuperPAC. In total, his campaign only raised $70,000. He attributes his success to establishing a set of principles, and a willingness to “be a fighter,” similar to President Donald J. Trump. Hazel said that though he does not agree with Trump on everything, Trump has earned his respect.

He hosts a podcast called The Rebellion, which you can subscribe to here.

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