The case of whether hackers may have tampered with elections in Georgia has taken another strange turn.
Nearly two years ago, state lawyers in a closely watched election integrity lawsuit told a judge they intended to subpoena the FBI for a copy of data from a crucial computer server that state election officials had quietly wiped clean.
But a new email obtained by The Associated Press says the state never did.
The server data is central to a challenge to Georgia’s highly questioned, state-run elections system.
The FBI made a forensic backup in March 2017 after learning the server had been exposed with a security hole for more than six months.
Plaintiffs want the backup examined to see if there may have been tampering.