A Floyd County, Georgia hand recount finds 2500 ballots un-scanned by a Dominion voting machine; President Trump getting double the number of those votes as Joe Biden. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is sending an investigator to Floyd County first thing Tuesday, to help determine what happened to throw the Presidential election count off by around 2,500 ballots.
“It will be corrected, but this is unacceptable,” Floyd County Commission Chair Scotty Hancock stated Monday. It’s not enough to change Georgia’s results in a significant way, but officials are demanding an explanation. 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.
“It was either their rep or our rep. And when we find out who was responsible, we will take action,” he said.
Local elections officials said a Dominion replacement scanner used at the Floyd County Administration Building for early voting apparently did not tabulate some of the ballots. Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger blamed the problem on Floyd County election officials failing to upload votes from a memory card in a ballot-scanning machine. But Floyd county officials dispute the charge.
According to Floyd County GOP Chairman Luke Martin there were an additional 1,643 votes for Republican President Donald Trump, 865 for Democrat President-elect Joe Biden and 16 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen. “I’m glad the audit revealed it, and it’s important that all votes are counted,” Martin told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.