GA recount finds 2,600 uncounted ballots in single county, about 1,600 for Trump

by Laura Mize · Nov 17th, 2020 1:38 pm
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Last Updated Nov 17th, 2020 at 11:26 pm

The hand recount taking place in Georgia has uncovered about 2,600 previously untallied ballots from the November 3 election.

The ballots were cast during early voting in Floyd County. They were not counted initially because an optical scanning machine used to tally the ballots apparently stopped working after a few weeks and election workers failed to rescan all the paper ballots submitted via that machine. Floyd County has had a disparity between the number of ballots cast early and the number of people who checked in to vote early.

Of the newly found ballots, 1,643 were cast for President Trump, 865 were cast for Democratic candidate Joe Biden and 16 were cast for Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen.

Trump gained about 800 net votes from the lot of newly found ballots. Prior to the recount, Biden led Trump by about 14,000 votes in the Peach State. The find in Floyd County may also help Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who came up about 14,000 votes short of the 50% needed to win outright and avoid a runoff against Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger has reportedly asked Robert Brady, who leads the Floyd County Board of Elections, to resign over the trove of uncounted ballots.


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