Georgia’s Floyd County fires election director after finding uncounted ballots

Georgia's Floyd County fires election director after finding uncounted ballots

그만큼 Board of Elections조지아 Floyd County voted Thursday to oust Chief of Elections Clerk Robert Brady after officials found thousands of 미 개표 투표.

공화주의자 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.

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Raffensperger had initially asked for Brady to step down and Floyd County officials met to discuss the decision before firing him, according to FOX 5 애틀랜타.

They cited at least two previous incidents over the past six months as the reasons for his termination.

During a hand audit in the Peach State, 선거 공무원 uncovered more than 2,600 투표 용지 that were not counted before the county’s initial certification, forcing election workers to rescan more than 8,000 투표 용지.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Friday, 11 월. 20, 2020, 애틀랜타. (AP 사진 / Brynn Anderson)

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Friday, 11 월. 20, 2020, 애틀랜타. (AP 사진 / Brynn Anderson)

Both Republicans and 민주당 reportedly agreed that firing Brady was necessary, though they don’t believe the error was made purposefully.

Georgia began a hand recount of all votes last week after the Republican Party and the 트럼프 캠페인 requested a statewide audit.

The review didn’t change the results. 목요일에, Raffensperger announced that he would certify President-elect Joe Biden won the state. Biden captured 12,000 투표

In the end, the hand count confirmed that the former vice president won by more than 12,000 votes out of about five million cast.

While there were some slight differences from the previous machine tally, no county showed a variation in margin larger than 0.73%, according to The Associated Press.

“Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” Raffensperger told reporters during a news conference at the state capitol. “As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state’s office or of courts or of either campaign.”

Just a two-hour drive away in nearby Fayette County, 이상 2,750 미 개표 투표 were also discovered during the audit.

Georgia Election official Gabriel Sterlin said the issue was the result of several individuals not following proper procedure.

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Walton Countyjust an hour away from Fayette Countyfound an additional 284 투표 용지.

The county’s Board of Elections chair, Lori Wood, told the Walton Tribune on Tuesday that the problem was due to votes being previously uploaded from only one of the two ballot scanners in a precinct.

폭스 뉴스’ 데이비드 아로, Ronn Blitzer and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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