Thousands of previously uncounted ballots were uncovered in Georgia amid the statewide recount. These ballots have not been added when polls started to count votes on November 4.
According to The Hill, at least 2,600 ballots were not included in the state’s overall tally of vote counts in the presidential election.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reported that the ballots were discovered in Floyd County.
The state’s voting system manager, Gabriel Sterling, said to the newspaper that the mishap was a human error and not an equipment issue. The ballots were left uncounted and still inside the boxes.
President Trump gained 800 new votes from the uncovered ballots, which may still be a far cry from the 13,000 vote-gap with the Democrat challenger. However, the discovery only adds up to the controversies on the “rigged” election.
Sterling called the incident “an amazing blunder.” He commented, “It’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly.”
The management should be held accountable for any “blunders” under their watch.
“This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side,” the manager continued. Sterling then called on the election’s director of the local county to step down.
According to Politico, President Trump got Floyd County in his first presidential run with 70% of the votes. The president bested a massive 24,000 votes in the 2016 elections against Hillary Clinton’s 9,127 votes.
However, the Floyd County website published President Trump got 13,227 votes while Joe Biden tallied 3,589 on the eve of the 2020 presidential race.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that the blunder was the “most significant issue” to surface as Georgia continues the ballot recount.