An election audit in Georgia found three sets of ballots not originally counted- most of which were for Trump. The third set of ballots has now been counted, narrowing Biden’s lead. Election officials claim they would have discovered it anyway, maybe later. An election monitor in DeKalb County found a 9,626 vote error, adding to the already located uncounted ballots in Walton, Floyd and Fayette counties.
That’s a lot of votes https://t.co/iQBPYdRyZT
— Uncle Sam's Children (@UncleSamsNation) November 19, 2020
“We would have discovered [the error]. Maybe not this week, but we would have discovered it. The audit brought it to our attention sooner.” Board of Election Chairwoman Lori Wood
The ballots discovered in Walton, Floyd, and Fayette County amounted to about 3,039 votes, most of which were for President Trump.
The Daily Wire reported,
After a batch of more than 2,600 uncounted votes were found on a memory card in Floyd County on Monday, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office said the oversight appeared to be an isolated incident and blamed “gross incompetence.”
“The Floyd County situation was unfortunate,” Gabriel Sterling, an official with Raffensperger’s office, told The New York Times. “The majority of the counties right now are finding zero deviations from the original number of ballots.”
A second memory card with nearly 2,800 uncounted votes on it was found in Fayette County on Tuesday. As The Daily Wire reported:
A second county in Georgia has found a memory card with thousands of votes that had not been uploaded into the system used in the state. The majority of the votes were for President Donald Trump.
“Gabriel Sterling in the Secretary of State’s Office describes what happened in Fayette County: There were votes that had been scanned and were on a memory card, but the issue was that they hadn’t been uploaded,” 11Alive News reported. “He said it was more easily discoverable than the issue in Floyd County, because they were able to see that the number of people who were checked in on the early voting file in Fayette was higher than the number of people there was in the county’s reported vote total.”
Republican lawmakers are calling for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign after what Georgia found. The two Senators that will be in the January 5 runoff election are Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. They issued a joint statement:
“While blame certainly lies elsewhere as well, the buck ultimately stops with the Secretary of State. The mismanagement and lack of transparency from the Secretary of State is unacceptable. Honest elections are paramount to the foundations of our democracy. The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections. He has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down immediately.” Loeffler and Perdue
The Epoch Times reported that the 9,626 vote error in DeKalb county was discovered by an election monitor.
Had this counting error not been discovered, Biden would have gained enough votes from this one batch alone to cancel out Trump’s gains from Fayette, Floyd and Walton.
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 18, 2020
The Epoch Times noted,
“Shafer said that two official counters signed off on the miscounted batch. GOP attorneys turned over an affidavit (pdf) on the incident to the Georgia secretary of state and requested an investigation.
“We were limited to one monitor for every 10 counting tables and we were kept some distance from the tables. There is no telling what we missed under these unreasonable restrictions,” Shafer said.”
Georgia’s deadline to complete the audit was Wednesday, Nov 18. It appears that there are still issues to be investigated, so if they certify these election results, there is a serious problem.
Featured photo: Georgia voters stand in line on November 3. Screenshot via McClatchy DC
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