Pennsylvania Decertifies County’s Voting Machines After Partisan Election Audit ‘Compromised’ Them

The Pennsylvania State Department decertified Fulton County's voting machines after they were inspected by a private IT company as part of the Arizona party election test, as other Pennsylvania counties are now facing similar requests for their voting equipment from a GOP state senator, the initiates a new election investigation.

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The Pennsylvania Department of State has decertified Fulton County's voting machines after they were inspected by a private IT company behind Arizona's partisan election audit, as other Pennsylvania counties now face similar requests for their voting equipment from a GOP state senator launching a new election probe.


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Fulton County, which former President Donald Trump won in November with 85.6% of the vote, authorized Wake County TSI to inspect its voting machines in December at the request of Republican Pennsylvania State Sen. Doug Mastriano.

According to the Arizona Mirror, Wake TSI was contracted to do so by Defending the Republic, a nonprofit organization founded by far-right attorney Sidney Powell, who has spread baseless conspiracy theories alleging election fraud involving the Dominion Voting Systems voting machines used in Fulton County and across the country.

The Washington Post reports a number of Republican-leaning counties were contacted in the wake of the election to voluntarily turn over their election equipment for an audit, but Fulton County appears to be the only one that agreed to the request.

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid informed th ...

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