“There was an issue where we noticed there were more people on the absentee ballot filed for voting in-person in Fayette County than was in the actual reporting,” Secretary of State election official Gabriel Sterling said.
“It was discovered today for certain. Because of the audit, we found this,” he continued.
Sterling chalked the oversight up to human error.
“There were several places where the county should have seen this,” he accused. “There were several human beings that didn’t follow procedure.”
Surprising absolutely nobody, the count following the discovery of the memory card decreased presumed president-elect Joe Biden’s lead, though he still remains comfortably ahead in the state.
New: a memory card was found during the audit in Fayette county with 2,755 votes. Decreased Biden statewide lead by 449. New margin total statewide in GA is a 12,929 lead for Biden
— Justin Gray (@JustinGrayWSB) November 17, 2020
Just Another Lost Memory Card Found in the Georgia Election Audit
An issue with another missing memory card was announced by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.
This one involved a memory card that “election officials didn’t upload” into a ballot-scanning machine in Floyd County.
In that case, 2,600 votes weren’t originally tallied and the new count reduced Biden’s lead by roughly 800 votes.
Sterling also said human error was to blame, calling it “an amazing blunder” and adding, “It’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly.”
Floyd County Republican Party Chairman Luke Floyd told the AJC that the mistake was “very concerning,” but it “doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue.”
But the Fayetteville County discovery makes this at least two instances that we know of. Is this a coincidence in Georgia?
A SECOND memory card found in Georgia. Strange how that keeps happening! https://t.co/B8NHUGA5no
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 17, 2020
There May Be a Trend Developing in Georgia
Actually, maybe we’re seeing a trend with the Georgia audit rather than a coincidence. Because, according to WDEF in Atlanta, a third county is being investigated.
Though the error hasn’t been confirmed by the Secretary of State’s office, it reportedly involves just 224 votes in Walton County.
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) November 18, 2020
Critics are quick to point out these numbers are not enough to change the outcome.
Proponents of safe and accurate elections are quick to point out that these are only the instances we know about and that have been reported by left-leaning media.
Meanwhile, in the ever-important Georgia Senate runoffs, officials have had to warn a “vast number” of Democrats not to attempt to move to the Peach State and vote illegally.
Wow! Governor Kemp will hopefully see the light before it is too late. Must finally take charge! Two GREAT Senators, who do so much for Georgia and truly love the USA, are in a must win battle with two incompetents who don’t have a clue! https://t.co/j10ZRZpYjK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020
“The vast number of people who said they were willing to move to Georgia just so they can vote in the runoff election has prompted state officials to push back on the idea,” Fox News reported.
Republicans are mocked and fact-checked over their concerns of election integrity. Yet those concerns are validated with each new report of errors and illegality.
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