Georgia’s recount has found over 2,600 ballots that were not tallied in Floyd County, a county that strongly favors Trump.
Per AJC “Trump could gain nearly 800 net votes from the discovered ballots. There were 1,643 new votes for Trump and 865 for Biden.”
According to Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system manager, the problem occurred “because county election officials didn’t upload votes from a memory card in an ballot scanning machine.”
Sterling said “It’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly.”
“This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side,” he added.
It is unclear at this point if there will be potential impact on the Georgia Senate race between David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, where Perdue only missed the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff by about .3%.
The nearly 800 additional votes found in the error for Trump will in themselves not make a difference in the Georgia Presidential election result as Biden’s lead in the state is roughly 14,000 prior to the recount.
Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller tweeted in reaction to the news “Well look what we found here…thousands of uncounted ballots in Georgia…”
Well look what we found here…thousands of uncounted ballots in Georgia…
“Georgia recount: Newly found votes in Floyd County could benefit Trump” https://t.co/0BFvNjp5BS
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 16, 2020