West Virginia's Secretary of State was the only 'no' vote among top elections officers voting on recommendations for post-election audits. Mac Warner mostly took issue with how locked in states would be to following the guidelines.
"There’s a lot of distrust. " "The trust level is very, very low. " That was the immediate reaction from Luzerne County councilmen Harry Haas and Walter Griffith, when asked about trust in the county's election process, with a little less than three months until the November election. "For the past three elections, we’ve seen some pretty grave mistakes," Haas said, referring to the military ballots found in a dumpster outside the election bureau before the 2020 general election.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold put blame for the release of election system passwords last week on the internet squarely on Mesa County officials, saying the breach could have allowed someone to access the settings of the county's voting equipment, all of which may now have to be decertified.