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."