Update April 1, 2022: Information from attorney Tom King in PA – the Supreme Court did not rule that only EAC-approved auditors can be used in the state. The Court ruled that Dominion could join the case against Fulton County. See more in interview with Tom King to be posted later on April 1.
On Monday, March 21 the PA Supreme Court ruled that Dominion Voting machines can join case against Fulton County PA auditing their machines. Whether Fulton County can perform an audit of these machines is still with the court.
As of Monday, March 21 there was one remaining audit or inspection of the Dominion Voting Machines in the country and this was in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. Then the PA Supreme court ruled that the audit be stopped until the Court could rule on the audit happening.
Fulton County wanted a forensic analysis of their machines after the 2020 Election. The county ordered their own inspection by Wake TSI. Wake TSI received a copy of a Dominion machine from the county’s IT Department. This copy was used by Wake TSI in their audit. They never touched a Dominion machine. In the end, Wake TSI created a report of their investigation of the Dominion voting machines used in the county. The contents of the Wake TSI’s report have never been challenged, only who funded the audit was challenged.
Below are 5 points from the Wake TSI report’s executive summary.
Basically, the results of this review show that Dominion Voting Machines should never have been put in place in Fulton County or anywhere else.
In response to the county’s actions, the Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of State (SoS) Veronica Degraffenreid decertified voting machines in the county, even though the machines were not touched by anyone other than the local IT team. Then the SoS forced the county to pay for new machines. The county thought this was unfair and sued the state.
Attorney Tom King approached Fulton County, Pennsylvania, and made the Commissioners an offer they couldn’t refuse. He agreed to provide Fulton County with free legal services (which were paid for by the Amistad Project, so they’re not actually free). Fulton County agreed to have King represent them.
Soon after this, attorney Tom King agreed to organize an equipment inspection with the acting Pennsylvania Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid, who was allowed to bring in her election ‘expert’, Ryan Macias. Macias spent a day or so looking over records and left the situation basically as it is.
Months went by and virtually nothing happened in the underlying Fulton case against the PA SoS. Then the PA Senate led by Jake Corman sent the county a letter requesting to make forensic images of the Fulton County Dominion machines that the PA SoS decertified. The Senate requested that the County allow experts to make one copy of a machine that has never been used and another copy of a machine that was used in the 2020 Election. The forensic copies would be compared and reviewed and would provide additional weight to the results of the audit performed by Wake TSI.
The PA Senate’s legal team charted a pathway for Fulton County via the Commonwealth Court for the inspection of the Dominion machines, but this effort was delayed by the courts. On January 15, when the Senate was scheduled to collect the forensic copy of the Fulton County Dominion machines, sent his partner to Fulton County to assist in the work to be done. Instead, the Supreme Court stepped in and stopped the work through an emergency stay.
Next came the PA Supreme Court’s ruling on the matter. The court basically allowed Dominion to join the case after Dominion was not allowed to in a prior court case. The overall ruling from the Supreme Court is still in the works.
Comments from Morning Call that the PA Supreme Court ruled that only EAC-approved auditors, (EAC is a federal government agency in DC) could perform the audit of Dominion machines were premature and incorrect. Attorney Tom King discussed with us the current status of the Supreme Court case on April 1, 2022. This will be presented in an article later today.