The technology company that last month performed an audit of Dominion Voting Systems machines in Georgia has for several years overseen testing of Dominion’s voting software, federal records indicate.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced in mid-November that the results of a forensic analysis of Dominion voting machines in the state — ordered in the wake of controversies involving the nationwide election equipment vendor — revealed “no evidence of the machines being tampered.”
To perform the audit, the state contracted Pro V&V, which Raffensperger identified as “a U.S. Election Assistance Commission certified testing laboratory.”(The Election Assistance Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. government created under the 2002 Help America Vote Act. Among its functions is the certification of election equipment and accreditation of election system testing labs.)
Wyle Laboratories, also based in Huntsville (and currently operating under the name NTS Huntsville) performed testing on Dominion software several times in the past, perEACrecords. Alhough that testing appears to have occurred after Cobb’s departure from Wyle, Cobb’s signature is on at least one “certification test plan” from Wyle prepared for Dominion.
After multiple queries from Just the News, Cobb responded on Saturday night but had not replied to a subsequent list of questions as of press time Sunday morning. Just the News is seeking to learn the extent of Pro V&V’s relationship with Dominion, including how much the testing company had been paid by Dominion as well as what Cobb’s relationship with Dominion was while at Wyle Laboratories.
Jordan Fuchs, Georgia’s deputy secretary of state, meanwhile, told Just the News on Saturday that it was unsurprising that Pro V&V has also handled testing for Dominion prior to the audit.
“Pro V&V is a federal Election Assistance Commission lab authorized to review election equipment,” she said. “They do testing on all vendors’ equipment.”
“That is their job,” she added.
Though Raffensperger’s announcement of Pro V&V’s audit last month was widely cited in the media as evidence that the Georgia election was free of suspicion, the scope of that audit appears to have been narrow.
In its audit, Pro V&V confirmed that “all of the software and firmware on the sampled machines was verified to be the software and firmware certified for use by the Office of the Secretary of State,” the Secretary of State’s office said last month.