2500 ‘forgotten’ ballots found in Georgia
Most of them are added to Trump
The hand recount of the votes in the U.S. State of Georgia revealed 2,500 ballots that were not included in the first count. Of those votes, over 1,600 went to president Trump.
The votes came from one county, where there was a problem with the registration of the bills. The problem probably arose while adding up the voices with computer. It was supposed to scan the ballots, but the device in question skipped about half the bills. The error was discovered during the recount, which happens without computers.
Authorities in the state do not expect the notes found to affect the outcome of the presidential elections in the state.
Joe Biden was the first Democrat to win in Georgia since 1992. In the first count, he received about 14,000 votes more than president Trump. “We do a recount by hand to discover this sort of thing,” said Gabriel Sterling, who oversees the recount in the state, against press agency AP about the ‘forgotten’ votes found.
He expects it to be a one-time thing.
At the same time, Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Interior minister and ultimately responsible for the state elections, in an interview with The Washington Post, said that his Republican Party colleagues are increasingly putting pressure on him to question the integrity of the last presidential election.
According to Raffensperger, Republican senator Lindsey Graham has asked him to look for ways to invalidate letter votes, most of which went to Biden remotely.
In front of the newspaper, The Republican says that he was amazed by, among other things, Graham’s suggestion to seek ways to invalidate legally-issued votes without the intervention of the judge. “It looked like he was going to do that,” said Raffensperger.