The Georgia Secretary of State ordered a recount a few days ago and they’ve been counting ever since.
Guess what? Lo and behold, they found some more votes that, for some unknown reason, hadn’t been counted in one county. Guess who most of those votes were for? If you guessed President Donald Trump, you win the prize.
Turns out that Floyd County apparently failed to count 2,631 votes. The votes were cast during early voting.
According to Coosavalley News, of 2,631 votes that hadn’t been counted, it appeared that between 1,600 and 1,900 were cast for President Trump.
The votes were cast during early voting on October 24 when there was a scanner problem. After the scanner broke, about half the votes were then not properly recorded.
There were varying views on what happened, depending on what report you read.
The problem occurred because county election officials didn’t upload votes from a memory card in an ballot scanning machine, said Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system manager.
He called it “an amazing blunder” and said the county’s elections director should resign.
“It’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly,” Sterling said. This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side.”
But according to Luke Martin, Floyd County GOP chairman:
“It is scary that this happened in Floyd County. Imagine what the numbers could look like in places like Fulton County.” Martin added, “It appears that our elections office did not misplace any ballots, rather it appears as if this is a computer software mishap with the Dominion system.” […]
Martin said these ballots rectify a discrepancy between the number of people who checked in to vote early and ballots that were counted in Floyd County, located in northwest Georgia.
So, even before the recount, they had an indication there was a problem because of the numbers of those who checked in not matching with the ballots.
Several provisional ballots were also counted more than once, according to Coosavalley News, resulting in 216 instead of the actual 141.
So, that’s just one county when the race is so close, with 14,000 separating the two men. As Martin said, imagine if you have similar issues in Fulton County. And interesting how Martin points a finger at Dominion but other reports are not mentioning that.
Bottom line, it’s given the call for a full audit even more weight and that’s what people were calling for when they heard the news.
In GA, we must audit signature verification in 3 places to ensure votes counted were legally cast:
1. Voter registration signatures
2. Absentee ballot application signatures
3. Absentee ballot outer envelope signatures
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) November 16, 2020
Floyd County, GA is a medium sized county in GA. ~35K ballots cast in 2016.
This comes from the “audit” that doesn’t include signature checks + if I’m not mistaken (at least in Fulton) only ~20% of ballots are being “audited” anyway.
A few days ago 4 figure finds = impossible. https://t.co/zP0d4rRVpN
— Selim Bradley (@SelimSeesYou) November 16, 2020
— Claire Simms (@Claire_FOX5) November 16, 2020
Full audit of everything, now.