Whistleblower fired after alleging voter security breach by Florida elections office

An employee in the Orange County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office in Orlando, Fla., exfiltrated private voter data to hundreds of workers, potentially jeopardizing the security of thousands of protected voters, a whistleblower alleges.

Brian Freid, a whistleblower in the Orange County SOE, was fired from his position as the Information Systems Director in October after he called for the firing of another SOE official who was found by two separate investigations to have allowed unredacted voter data to be accessed by unauthorized personnel and kept private employee information and pirated software on his computer.

In March, a technician asked for the information of all 900,000 Orange County voters to be put on a thumb drive in violation of official procedures, Freid told Just the News. Freid was told by two election officials and the Supervisor of Elections that the technician was new and didn't understand the process.