A recount in Georgia found 2,600 uncalculated ballot papers from Floyd County’s Republican lean after a memory card failure – but it won’t change the outcome.
- Countless 2,600 ballot papers are found in Floyd County, Georgia
- The ballot papers recovered were mostly for President Donald Trump
- The votes were found through an audit that began last week after officials in the Republican-leaning Floyd County discovered that they had failed to mount a memory card.
- Previously uncounted votes were cast in person in the early voting as more than half of the 5,000 printed ballot papers were not initially scored
- Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992
- He had submitted more than 14,000 votes over the past week
- Georgia began recounting nearly 5 million ballot papers by hand on Friday after President Donald Trump and the Republican Party requested a statewide audit.
More than 2,600 countless presidential ballot papers are found in Floyd County, Georgia.
The newly discovered votes are unlikely to influence the outcome of the race, with presumed winner Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump with nearly 14,000 votes.
However, it is believed that Trump could fill that deficit by about 800 votes, after finding 1,643 ballots not counted for the president compared to 855 for Biden.
Countless 2,600 ballot papers are found in Floyd County, Georgia
Officials count ballot papers during an audit at the Floyd County Administration Building in Rome, Georgia
Election officials in Georgia’s 159 counties manually count the presidential race that stems from the scrutiny required by state law
The newly found ballot papers were mostly for President Donald Trump
The votes were found through an audit that began last week after officials in the Republican-leaning Floyd County discovered that they had failed to mount a memory card.
The problems are said to have occurred after county election officials did not upload a sound from a memory card into the ballot scanner, according to the poll. The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
It is not an equipment problem. “ He’s someone who isn’t doing his job properly, ” said Gabrielle Stirling, the state’s voting system manager. “This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top on the part of management.”
Sterling called it a “fatal mistake” and called on the county election director to resign.
Uncounted votes were cast during early in-person voting at the Floyd County Administration Building with no more than half of the 5,000 ballot papers registered.
Previously uncounted votes were cast in person in the early voting as more than half of the 5,000 printed ballot papers were not initially scored
Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992
The problem appears to have occurred after the scanner stopped working a few weeks after the early vote.
County election officials were supposed to re-check all ballot papers cast on this particular machine, but half of them were never registered.
“It’s very concerning,” said Luke Martin, president of the Floyd County Republican Party. But this does not appear to be a widespread problem. I’m glad the review revealed this, and it’s important that all votes are counted.
Missing votes is the most important issue found so far during the Georgia recount.
Biden had issued more than 14 thousand votes during the past week
Georgia began recounting nearly 5 million ballot papers by hand on Friday after President Donald Trump and the Republican Party requested a statewide audit.
The numbers listed in other counties closely match their original numbers according to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Ravensberger.
“Nothing causes us to see any substantial change in the outcome,” said Sterling, a senior deputy in the office of Secretary of State Brad Ravensberger. “It checks what we saw on election night.”
Ballot papers will now be rechecked and scheduled before results are finalized on Friday.
“You want every vote to be counted correctly the first time,” said Chris Harvey, state election director, “but that’s one of the goals of the audit: identifying problems.” “All votes will be loaded, and the results will be the same.”
Floyd County is the stronghold of the Republican Party, which Trump won with 70% of the vote. He will receive 800 votes from the new batch of ballot papers
Even with the newly found votes, it’s almost insufficient to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory