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In this file photo, election workers extract mail-in ballots from their envelopes and examine the ballot for irregularities at the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders' mail-in ballot processing center in Pomona, Calif. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

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.”

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.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS46.

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