The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is sending an investigator to Floyd County on Tuesday, to help determine what happened to throw the Presidential election count off by 2,500 ballots and Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States has nowhere left to go with his case but social media where he is dicredited and disputed.
Georgia is full of problems and drama around the tabulations of votes for the 2020 Election, and it is unclear if anything is going to change even with an audit.
According to officials, the election in Floyd County was actually being run by a volunteer after the director contracted COVID-19 and another election official broke a hip, having to be hospitalized.
President Donald J. Trump tweeted about the tabulation problems as he sees it is matching signatures:
“Georgia won’t let us look at the all-important signature match. Without that the recount is MEANINGLESS. Open up unconstitutional Consent Decree, NOW!”
Yet the GA election officials appear to be chasing down other issues.
Claire Simms of Fox News reported, “The Secretary of State’s Office says Floyd County elections officials failed to upload a card from early voting. After the audit, the numbers from the paper ballots and the computers didn’t match–that’s how it was discovered.”
It’s not enough to change Georgia’s results in a significant way they claim, but officials are demanding an explanation.
“It will be corrected, but this is unacceptable,” Floyd County Commission Chair Scotty Hancock said Monday.
Hancock said elections officials are working with Dominion Voting Systems to determine where the breakdown occurred. They’re waiting for the company to find out who was logged into the computer at the time.
The Secretary of State’s office is asking for the executive director of the Floyd County Board of Elections to step down after 2,600 ballots were left uncounted prior to the county’s initial certification. The error was discovered on Sunday during the third day of the state’s audit.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office said the county did not finish counting all the initial votes before the audit began and informed the state of the error Sunday when it came to light.
“Not an equipment issue, this was a person not doing their job properly,” said Gabriel Sterling, the director of elections operation for the state during an online press conference.
This is the second time the county has had issues. There also were issued during the last runoff election, state officials report. During that election, county officials didn’t properly install any of their poll pads.
Sterling also said they are investigating two different instances in Fulton County. That includes the water leak at State Farm Arena when people were asked to leave as votes were being counted.
The Secretary of State’s Office has set a deadline of midnight Wednesday for counties to submit their audit results.
Trump tweeted , “The Fake recount going on in Georgia means nothing because they are not allowing signatures to be looked at and verified. Break the unconstitutional Consent Decree!”
The Secretary of State fact checked the President of the United States:
This story is developing…
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Author: Kari Donovan