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Personal info for 6 million GA voters released; IT employee fired

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ATLANTA (AP) - Secretary of State Brian Kemp says he fired an IT employee "responsible" for releasing personal information, including Security Social numbers, of Georgia's more than 6 million registered voters.

Kemp says in a letter posted on the agency's website that the employee broke internal rules. He confirmed Wednesday that 12 CDs containing a file with information on voters statewide were sent to political parties and media organizations in October.

A lawsuit filed this week says state law required Kemp's office to notify voters and credit agencies that Social Security numbers, dates of birth and driver's license numbers were released.

Kemp says in the open letter that his office learned about the information on Friday. He says staff confirmed that the 12 recipients hadn't copied or disseminated the voter information. Kemp didn't identify the employee.

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