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Pennsylvania Decertifies County’s Voting Machines After 2020 Audit

Pennsylvania’s top election official has decertified Fulton County’s voting system for future elections because it gave third-party election auditors access to its election databases.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid (D) made the announcement on Wednesday.
  • Fulton County apparently violated the state election code by giving third party access to its election databases and other certified equipment in an audit of the 2020 results, according to Reuters.
  • The third party, Wake Technology Services Inc, was being used by Republicans to audit the 2020 presidential election results.
  • Secretary Degraffenreid—an appointee of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf—said, “These actions were taken in a manner that was not transparent,” and, “As a result of the access granted to Wake TSI, Fulton County’s certified system has been compromised.”
BACKGROUND:
  • It was requested by Republican state Senators Doug Mastriano and Judy Ward.
  • Mastriano and Ward asked county officials to allow Wake Technology Services Inc to probe the county’s results.
  • Wake TSI is a software company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, that carried out an election assessment that involved its workers visiting Fulton County in December 2020 and in early February, according to The Epoch Times.