Georgia’s first full day of hand recount runs ‘smoothly’

Nellie Chapman
November 17, 2020

"What on Earth was a senator from the SC and the chair of the Judiciary Committee doing talking to a state election official in Georgia amidst a presidential recount?" he asked.

When asked why a senator for SC was questioning a Georgia election official about that state's balloting procedures, Graham replied, "it affects the whole nation". "When they finished the audit, they had like 40,000 votes, when on the election night reporting they only had 38,000 votes, and that's how it was discovered", said Sterling.

We don't know yet how those additional votes will fall in the Presidential race, but the head of the Floyd Republican party believes President Trump could pick up around 800 votes over Joe Biden.

"It's not an equipment issue".

It's believed Trump could gain almost 800 from the discovered ballots after 1,643 new votes were found for Trump and 855 for Biden.

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Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger blamed the problem on Floyd County election officials failing to upload votes from a memory card in a ballot-scanning machine. It's a person not executing their job properly. This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side'.

County election officials were supposed to rescan all paper ballots cast on that particular machine, but about half of them were not recorded whatsoever. 'But this doesn't appear to be a widespread issue.

However, Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, noted that recounted figures in all other counties across the state closely followed their original numbers, the report added. The Secretary of State says he was shocked that Graham had floated the idea of dumping those ballots.

"The secretary of, since this was such an awesome blunder and they had issues in August, would like to see that elections director in Floyd County step down from his position", Sterling said. The deadline for the state to certify election results is Friday.

'You want every vote counted right the first time, but that is one of the goals of the audit: to identify problems, ' State Elections Director Chris Harvey said.

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