Pennsylvania judge to allow inspection of Dominion voting machines

If you thought the fight to uncover potential voting fraud was over, specifically with regard to the electronic voting machines used in the 2020 election, think again.

According to WTAE, a Pennsylvania court handed state Republicans a recent victory by ordering that the Dominion voting machines used in the 2020 election can be inspected at the hands of the State Senate for a proper forensic investigation to ensure the integrity of the machines. 

Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt said that Fulton County officials must agree to establish a set of rules for the inspection process, giving them until Jan. 10 to work out a plan.

Members of Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) administration had attempted to sue to block the process but ultimately lost their battle.

“Formal protocol”

Judge Leavitt made clear that the machines be allowed to be audited, but “with a short delay to allow experts from both sides to come up with a formal protocol for the inspection.”

Amistad Project attorney Tom King celebrated the legal victory, saying, “Executive branch officials were trying to stop the inspection altogether, but the judge did not grant their emergency motion to stop the inspection.”

He added: “They did not go to court seeking a delay; they sought to stop it, and they lost.”

“The court recognized that it was improper to demand that the county – which owns the machines and has the responsibility of running the election along with the legislature – can’t determine whether the machines worked properly,” said Amistad Project Director Phill Kline.

Checking integrity

Tom King, an attorney for Fulton County, said that the Republican senator who pushed for a forensic investigation of the machines wants to ensure that the Dominion voting machines used in the county are the same machines that were certified by the state for use in the 2020 elections.

That’s because Pennsylvania was one of the swing states which President Joe Biden managed to win, a reversal from former President Donald Trump’s 2016 win there.

Trump, and many of his allies, insisted that like in other swing states, corrupted voting machines led to the election being stolen and essentially handed to Biden.

At this point, most reasonable people understand that the 2020 election results can’t be overturned, but it’s important to ensure that the electronic voting machines, which are susceptible to hacking and exploits like any computer, are secure and 100% accurate in future elections.

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