On Monday evening Georgia Secretary of State's Office election official Gabriel Sterling announced 2,600 ballots were not counted during the 2020 election.
In a virtual press conference Sterling said the Floyd County ballots were not scanned properly. "It'll change the margin by around 800 votes," said Sterling. He called the issue a "human error."
Sterling added that even if most of the uncounted votes are for President Donald Trump, but will not change the outcome of the election.
Secretary of state Brad Raffensperger also called for Floyd County Elections Director Robert Brady to step down after the voting blunder.
CBS46 asked about Brady’s employment status. A Floyd county board of elections spokesperson sent CBS46 a statement the following statement:
“We cannot comment on any personnel issues at this time. We will notify people once any action is taken. The Floyd County Board of Elections is thankful for the opportunity to perform this hand recount so that we can ensure that all of our citizens votes count.”
Here is the unofficial breakdown of the ballots that weren’t originally uploaded I Floyd. 1,643 votes for Pres. Trump, 865 for former VP Biden and 16 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen. That is +778 for President Trump that will be reflected in the certified result. #gapol— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) November 17, 2020
Two other instances that impacted the counting of votes are being investigated in Fulton County: The water leak at State Farm Arena and allegations of counting continuing after observers left.
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