A recount of ballots in Georgia resulted in the finding of more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County, that were not accounted for, according to the Daily Wire.
“It’s very concerning,” Floyd County Republican Party Chairman Luke Martin said.
“But this doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue. I’m glad the audit revealed it, and it’s important that all votes are counted.”
“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.
“All the votes will be uploaded, and the results will be what they are.”
“This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvas all at once,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.
“It will be a heavy lift.”
“Right now, Georgia remains too close to call,” Raffensperger said at a news conference on Nov. 6.
“Out of approximately 5 million votes cast, we will have a margin of a few thousand.”
“The focus for our office and for the county election officials for now remains on making sure that every legal is counted and recorded accurately.”
“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,” Loeffler and Perdue said in a joint statement.
“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.”
From Daily Wire:
Floyd County Republican Party Chairman Luke Martin says the ballots, once counted, will likely give President Trump a roughly 800-vote bite into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s roughly 14,000-vote lead, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Trump is currently leading Biden in Floyd County by a nearly 43% margin of difference.
The recovered votes may also help out GOP Sen. David Perdue, who is roughly 14,000 votes away from securing 50% of the vote in his bid for reelection and avoiding a runoff against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.