Passwords linked to Mesa County’s voting system were somehow discovered and published online in what the Colorado Secretary of State’s (SOS) Office is calling a “serious breach” of security.
The so-called Most Secure Election ever… And She’s now investigating…
The far-left Secretary Jena Griswold (D) said in a statement Monday that the passwords were likely obtained during a software update on May 25.
The passwords were later posted online. The information included passwords to Mesa County’s voting machine equipment.
Matt Crane, whose wife works/worked for Dominion, weighed in on the situation.
The conservative website GatewayPundit.com shared screenshots of the information, which they say came from Ron Watkins, a well-known figure in the QAnon movement. QAnon is a series of conspiracies that include allegations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and stories of Democrats running a pedophilia ring and drinking the blood of children.
As part of its investigation, the SOS ordered an inspection of Mesa County’s security protocols, surveillance videos, chains of custody for logs, and a list of people who had access to the voting systems, as well as immediate access to the voting equipment.
Here’s an excerpt from The Colorado Sun report:
Colorado state officials are investigating a county election office after passwords for its voting systems were posted online, the Secretary of State announced Monday.
The breach included specific passwords from Mesa County’s voting equipment, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said in a statement.
The passwords were posted on a far-right blog, according to a spokesperson from Griswold’s office.
Griswold called it a “serious breach” in a statement but said it did not happen during the past election or create any risk to state elections.
It is likely that the passwords were collected during software updates to voting equipment in Mesa County on May 25, 2021, Griswold said.
Officials have asked to inspect the county’s election equipment and other relevant materials from the county clerk and recorder. If violations are found, it could lead to decertification of the county’s voting machines…
…The Colorado County Clerks Association said it is aware of the inquiry by Griswold’s office “into a potential chain-of-custody and security protocol breach for Mesa County’s voting system components to be used for the upcoming 2021 Coordinated Election.”
“We take any credible information that questions the integrity of the conduct of our elections seriously,” said Matt Crane, who leads the association. “We offer our full support to this inquiry and hope that a thorough investigation will provide clear answers to the concerns raised by the Secretary of State’s Office.”