Editor’s Note: The Associated Press published an article with additional context to clarify the voting machines were decertified following an independent audit by the third party, not because of any problems the company found.
Pennsylvania election officials have decertified voting machines in Fulton County.
This move comes after Republican lawmakers had them audited.
Republicans have questioned the state’s controversial handling of the 2020 election.
A software company called Wake TSI looked over the Dominion machines at the request of government officials concerned with election integrity.
Wake TSI confirmed these machines would have to be “retired.” Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid released this information in a letter on Tuesday.
“I have no other choice but to decertify the use of Fulton County’s leased Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5A voting system last used in the November 2020 election,” she stated.
Fulton County will need to lease or buy new machines for future elections, reports say.
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The company was contracted following a request from Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano and from Fulton County election officials, The Hill reported.
Wake TSI reportedly examined the machines, looking at each one’s “election database, results files, and Windows system logs.”
Fulton County also had Wake TSI use a “system imaging tool to take complete hard drive images of these computers” and to also “complete images of two USB thumb drives” which were used to transfer election results.
Degraffenreid complained that the inspection of the machines was “not transparent or bipartisan.”
The acting secretary of state also said the machines were compromised, as Dominion Voting Systems and election officials could not “verify that the impacted components of Fulton County’s leased voting system are safe to use in future elections”…
Wake TSI is the same company contracted for the audit of the Maricopa County, Arizona, 2020 election results.