Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said the state would have a recount because of the slim vote margin.
Sterling said counties will hand-count a deck of ballots as a test, which will then be sent through high-speed scanners located at the central county elections office. If the tallies match and the election workers determine the scanner is working accurately, every single ballot will then be rescanned.
A recount in Georgia’s presidential race found more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that hadn’t originally been tallied, likely helping President Donald Trump reduce his 14,000-vote deficit to Joe Biden.
Trump could gain nearly 800 net votes from the discovered ballots. There were 1,643 new votes for Trump and 865 for Biden.
Yesterday a second Georgia county has uncovered a trove of votes not previously included in election results, but the additional votes won’t change the overall outcome of the presidential race, the secretary of state’s office said Tuesday.
A memory card that hadn’t been uploaded in Fayette County, just south of Atlanta, was discovered during a hand tally of the votes in the presidential race that stems from part of a legally mandated audit to ensure the new election machines counted the votes accurately, said Gabriel Sterling, a top official in the secretary of state’s office.
The memory card’s 2,755 votes are not enough to flip the lead in the state from Democrat Joe Biden to Republican President Donald Trump. The breakdown of the uncounted ballots was 1,577 for Trump, 1,128 for Biden, 43 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen and seven write-ins, Sterling said.
And today third county found more uncounted votes.
As the Walton Tribune reported, the audit of votes in the presidential race revealed missing votes in Walton County.
Two hundred eighty-four ballots were added from the Between precinct. They netted 176 votes for President Donald Trump.
The certified totals as of last week showed Trump, the Republican incumbent, with 37,617, or 74.03%, of 50,811 votes in Walton County.
But as of Tuesday afternoon, Trump’s local haul had risen to 37,842, or 74.06% of 51,095 votes.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden came in a distant second in Walton County at 12,682 votes, or 24.82%. He was at 12,633 after the certification last week.
Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen gained 10 votes. She finished at 571, or 1.12%.
Lori Wood, chairwoman of the Board of Election, said the Between precinct had two scanners.
“One of them got uploaded and another one didn’t,” she said.
Wood said she was confident the error would have been found and all votes counted.
“We would have discovered it. Maybe not this week, but we would have discovered it,” she said. “The audit brought it to our attention sooner.”
Georgia Public Broadcasting reported that of the counties that have completed their audits from the presidential election, 57 had no change in their original results, 21 were within a vote and 32 were within 10 votes.
In addition to the error in Walton County, two other mistakes have narrowed Trump’s deficit in Georgia.
Funny all these found drives are in Republican ran counties. In this case Supervisor
of Elections Bobby Beasley REP was in charge. In fact all the elected officials there are Republican. Who is committing fraud here? Republicans are in charge!
Trump contended that the Georgia recount was “a waste of time. They are not showing the matching signatures.” But sometimes a simple recount does find a stack of missed votes.
All three counties netting President Trump more votes, shrinking Joe Biden’s narrow lead in the State, & raising more concerns about the accuracy of the election.
A video that was posted this morning by Heather Mullins raise more suspicious about the recount being handled properly:
Floyd County, GA: I do want to note, the Board Member I spoke with (John Scott) who was running most of what went on today, is NOT the Election Director in charge but was VERY transparent. The ED was allegedly quarantining & unable to be reached by phone today. @RealAmVoice pic.twitter.com/FomoTwHRgT
— Heather Mullins – Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) (@TalkMullins) November 18, 2020
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