Pennsylvania decertifies county’s voting machines after 2020 election audit

Pennsylvania’s acting Secretary of States Veronica Degraffenreid announced Wednesday she has decertified Fulton County voting equipment following an audit request of the 2020 presidential election.

Why it matters: The appeal came from a state lawmakers who supported former President Trump’s baseless claims about the presidential election result.

  • Pennsylvania is the second state to have decertified an election system because of dubious audit requests by pro-Trump Republicans, after Maricopa County, per the Washington Post.

What they’re saying: Degraffenreid’s office said in a statement that Fulton County officials had “allowed Wake TSI, a company with no knowledge or expertise in election technology, to access certain key components of its certified system, including the county’s election database, results files, and Windows systems logs.”

  • “The county officials also allowed the company to use a system imaging tool to take complete hard drive images of these computers and other digital equipment.”

Of note: WashPost obtained a county document showing that Wake TSI was “‘contracted’ to a nonprofit group run by Sidney Powell, a pro-Trump lawyer.”

  • “Wake TSI submitted a draft report in February saying the election had been ‘well run’ and ‘conducted in a diligent and effective manner,’ county documents show.”

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