i just saw a headline

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And it floored me.


I mean, apart from how obviously ludicrous that statement is, it was in a Murdoch publication and it used the word "leaked" instead of "hacked". The whole propagandistic air sculpting thing has been resting on the distinction between those terms, and either that's some sane editor injecting a jot of lucidity to the psychedelic, or they're signaling that they are dropping this hysterical attempt to "make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."


Oh, THIS explains it for realz.


No, really.
Through an open-records request, Diamant acquired the results of a survey Kemp asked the National Association of Secretaries of State to send to its members.

West Virginia wrote back, "This IP address did access our election night results on November 7, 2016." Kentucky responded the same IP address “did touch the KY (online voter registration) system on one occasion, 11/1/16.”

In a letter this week, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told Kemp the department sourced the mid-November activity in Georgia to a federal contractor conducting what he called "normal" internet searches on the Secretary of State's website. But Kemp says there’s a problem with that answer.

“We haven't been able to recreate this the way they explained it to us,” Kemp said.

Kemp also told Diamant that DHS has yet to explain at least nine other suspected network scans linked to DHS IP addresses over the last year on or around important primary and presidential election dates. Kemp's call for answers is amplified now by the National Association of Secretaries of State, or NASS.

"We have one administration leaving town and another coming in so it does remain to be seen just who will be left holding the bag if we don't get a great explanation on what has occurred very soon,” said Kay Stimpson, with NASS.

Unsatisfied with the response he got from Johnson, Kemp fired off a letter Wednesday to loop in President-elect Donald Trump. He is still awaiting a response.

"We just need to ask the new administration to take a look at this and make sure that we get the truth the people of Georgia are deserving to know that and really demanding it,” Kemp said.

In an emailed statement the Kentucky Secretary of State's office told us it believes the IP address that sparked all this did not attack its system.

West Virginia's Secretary of State did not respond to our request for comment, neither did DHS.

you can still pipe up any time....