Maybe he was hiding the files in his cheeks?
While I appreciate SOS Shantel Krebs cleaning up the disaster called Gantless & Pitty, there is one tiny little question remaining, WHERE or WHO had the files?
Now, a year and a half later, Krebs says all the documents are back on a brand new site, on a secure State server.
Remember when Pitty was playing the musical servers with his website, traveling all over the country on a little farewell tour? Makes you wonder if these files (owned by the state and taxpayers) were sitting on private servers for anyone in the private sector could view AND/OR use for business purposes?
Of course we will never know, now that Shantel cleaned it all up. And as much as her faction of the SD GOP may hate Gantless & Pitty, they will always have their backs in the coverup.
UPDATE: After watching the beginning of this interview, and seeing how it was back up against the sports show, and how quickly Shantel was sweeped in, it would seem to me this was a pre-recorded show, and that is why the live chat was not used. Not sure if that is true, but if it is, what’s the point in lying about it? Why not just say it was pre-recorded? Weird.
During the beginning of the interview, they claimed it was a ‘technical’ issue, yet neither host had an electronic device in their hands. Not saying this was on purpose since it has happened before, but seems strange that you have a state constitutional officer as a guest and there is NO online chat, or an attempt to get it to work.
I had a question for Shantel;
Why are there still issues with the voting lists?
I also was skeptical of her comment about Jason Gant during wordplay. She said when asked ‘Jason Gant’
Oh, I think he was well aware of what he was doing, and to give him a pass for being ignorant or just stupid isn’t fair to SD taxpayers and voters. I’m not calling him a genius, but I am not expecting him to have integrity either.
I think the SD GOP including Krebs dropped the ball on Gant, and a public shaming on Stormland-TV doesn’t cut the mustard for the due punishment he deserved.
UPDATE: It only took Stormland TV two and half years to pick up on something I forgotten I reported.
And a year earlier I was exposing theÂ ‘campaign store’ Pitty was running.
I guess I don’t feel so bad for not catching this before Stormland, because it has been so long since I reported it, I forgot about it. Now maybe they will do a story about real pressing issues, like our mayor possibly running for higher office and hop-scotching all over the state to OTHER Home Rule cities on our dime.
RememberÂ when we were chasing former SD deputy secretary of state Powers and SOS Gant for running a campaign business while working for the state?
Remember Powers’ departure and the nationwide tour his servers took?
Seems Kennecke over at Stormland asked current SOS Krebs an interesting question about missing corporate files, her response? Astounding;
When Krebs won the election for Secretary of State, she also discovered she had inherited a problem. Krebs says the state IT department informed her of a hack onÂ the data base for corporate filingsÂ in April of 2012.
“I want to clarify that the corporations system or website was on an outside server.Â And it was not on the state’s information and technology–state sanctioned and state secured–server,” Krebs said.
Something Krebs says was set up by her predecessor Jason Gant.
“We used state servers; we used outside servers,” Gant said.
Outside Servers!? This is going to get real interesting real quick.
As you may or may not know, the MC Election Review Commission’s chair, Danielson found many issues with data coming from the SOS office, and probably caused many of the issues auditor Litz was having with sending out wrong ballots. These issues occurred during Gant’s tenure. I think Krebs should take heed of the recommendations, and fix the issues with data that happened during Gant’s administration. It will only be to Shantel’s benefit, but better yet, benefit voters and auditors across the state. We will see how she handles it.