EPIC FAIL: The SC Election Commission Audit by the LAC

Call or email your legislators today and ask them to make changes that allow more accountability. The SEC wants to fix this by giving themselves more money to the tune of $11M and to hire 50 more employees to audit themselves. BTW, an audit by definition shouldn’t be done by your own organization. That is NOT accountability. Is it time for the Secretary of State–an elected position–to take more responsibility?

In this video, SC Safe Elections talks to forensic accountant Laura Downing and Cybersecurity expert Julie Baker to discuss the audit of the SC Election Commission by the Legislative Audit Council. We summarize the top findings of the report which is a must read and can be found here: https://lac.sc.gov/reports/reports-agency-a-k/sec-2024

Read the executive summary here:

How can the people of South Carolina trust their elections when they know that:
*Only 58% of the counties complied with the audit.
*$5M of election equipment is unaccounted for
*Recommendations from the audit done 10 years ago were never implemented
*Data was not being shared with ERIC nor were ERIC recommendations for list removals being followed
*Post-election hand count audits were not uniform, not done properly and were considered unusable. *Clear Ballot virtual audits also showed error rates that exceeded the allowable machine error rate.
*Most concerning, citizens were kept from observing the elections and audits as well as from obtaining valuable election records

These are just some of the lowlights…..