Aug 26, 2021
Ryan Germany is the General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner of Securities & Charities for the Georgia Secretary of State. Ryan oversees all legal functions for the Secretary of State’s office, including litigation, compliance, and regulatory actions. He also investigates allegations of securities and charities fraud, brings appropriate enforcement action, and helps businesses raise capital through the Invest Georgia Exemption.
Previously, Ryan was an Associate with Lightfoot, Franklin & White, where he represented businesses in the financial services, technology, real estate, natural resources, and aviation/aerospace industries.
These days, a big question on everyone's mind is election security. Each region handles it differently — sometimes the process even varies across a single state. So, how exactly are states addressing election security? What type of planning is involved?
Meet Ryan Germany, a lawyer for the Georgia Secretary of State. He says the misconceptions surrounding ballot security have intensified since 2018, and their office is often playing “rumor whack-a-mole.” More and more politicians are claiming voter fraud in an effort to get a re-vote. So, how do you know what to believe on the news? Is voting as insecure as they say?
In this episode of She Said Privacy/He Said Security, Jodi and Justin Daniels sit down with Ryan Germany, the General Counsel and Assistant Commission of Security & Charities for the Georgia Secretary of State, to discuss how states are handling security measures for voting. Ryan talks about the misconceptions surrounding elections, the benefits of a uniform voting system across a state, and whether or not absentee ballots are secure.