Thousands of ballots were not tabulated in a Georgia county during the normal vote counting process, state officials announced Monday night.
The 2,600 uncounted ballots in Floyd County were mostly for President Donald Trump. The new discovery cuts Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead in the state by about 800 votes.
The ballots weren’t counted because officials in the county did not upload them on Election Night, Gabriel Sterling, who manages the state’s election system for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, told reporters during a virtual press conference.
“This is why you do the audits. There’s no issues with any of the equipment or anything, they just didn’t scan these ballots, it looks like, or the card was not put through properly,” he said.
“So the secretary says this is such an amazing blunder.”
Raffensperger wants Floyd County’s elections director to step down because of what happened, according to Sterling, “because this was too important of an issue to have allowed to happen this way.”
Dr. Tom Rees, chairman of the county’s Board of Elections, told The Epoch Times via email that “We are trying to reconcile our hand count with our election day results.”
“We have narrowed the problem to our one advance voting location and are focusing on that. The hand count went very well and I am certain that it is accurate,” he added.
Requests for comment sent to the Floyd County Board of Commissioners and the Trump campaign weren’t returned.
The Floyd County Republican Party said in a statement that the county “deserves better.”Full Article | theepochtimes.com
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