Just how dirty is the dirty south? Electoral recounts in the Peach State are aiming to find out the answer to just that question.
The State of Georgia’s automatic recount rules have forced the state to take a full audit of the results of the election, by hand, and the results have been remarkably troubling.
More than 3,000 uncounted ballots turned up in Georgia as the state is conducting an audit of the 2020 presidential election.
As the hand-tallying continues, officials in Fayette County unearthed 2,755 ballots that had not been included in the original count.
“There was an issue where we noticed there were more people on the absentee ballot filed for voting in person in Fayette County than was in the actual reporting,” Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling said, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. “It was discovered today for certain. Because of the audit, we found this.”
Sterling said the problem was the result of several individuals not following the proper procedures.
And that’s not all…
An additional 284 ballots were found in Walton County. The local Board of Elections chair, Lori Wood, told the Walton Tribune the problem was due to votes being previously uploaded from only one of the two ballot scanners in a precinct.
The news comes just days after the state announced that 2,600 ballots had been found uncounted in another county, forcing many to wonder what exactly was happening in the Peach State.