ATLANTA — In a poll conducted earlier this year, 74 percent of Georgians said they were “concerned” about the prospect of Elections Systems & Software (ES&S) receiving a taxpayer funded megacontract of $150 million. 49 percent said they were “very concerned.” It is widely anticipated that Raffensperger will “select” this failed, corrupt company to receive the contract, which will represent the largest purchase of voting machines in American history. A top aide to Governor* Brian Kemp, Chuck Harper, was until recently lobbyist for ES&S.
The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling in February, asked, “Governor Brian Kemp will play a role in how Georgians vote. Recently, one of his top staffers was a lobbyist for a voting machine company. That same company could receive a $150 million taxpayer funded contract for new voting machines that would be used in Georgia elections. Does that make you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not concerned at all?” A majority of all demographic groups, including Trump supporters and Kemp supporters, expressed concern about the expected contract.
Read the poll results here.