Pennsylvania’s top election official has decertified the voting system of rural Fulton County for future elections, saying that an assessment by a third party had violated the Keystone State’s election code.
The Pennsylvania Department of State said in a statement dated July 21 that Wake Technology Services Inc.’s access to the county’s voting system “undermined the chain of custody requirements and strict access limitations necessary to prevent both intentional and inadvertent tampering with electronic voting systems.”
It added that the “unauthorized access” prevents the vendor—Dominion Voting Systems—from “affirming that the system continues to meet state and federal certification standards.”
Wake TSI, a software company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, had carried out an election assessment that involved its workers visiting Fulton County in December 2020 and in early February. While the company in May released a report that concluded the election was “well-run” and didn’t indicate any signs of fraud in Fulton County, five “issues of note” were uncovered, including three related to Dominion, whose electronic voting system was used in the county for the 2020 election.