Pennsylvania auditor general rails against county election officials accepting gifts from voting machine companies

Eugene DePasquale - Voter Integrity
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Pennsylvania’s 67 counties are currently in the process of updating their voting machine systems to comply with a state directive designed to ensure accurate vote totals via paper ballots.

At the same time, according to the state Auditor General’s office, officials in almost a third of those counties have accepted gifts and free travel from the very companies that are bidding for the right to provide those machines.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale revealed the results of his office’s survey of each of the 67 counties. The counties voluntarily provided information on gifts, since DePasquale lacks the power to compel their compliance, though he said he did have to resort to using public pressure to get some jurisdictions to turn over the information.

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Pennsylvania Watchdog