As the week of the 2020 election lurched onward, the state of Georgia was rivaled only by Pennsylvania in the coverage that it received via the mainstream media.
This is because the Peach State turned blue for the first time since the 1990’s, prompting a number of prominent pundits and social media users to quote, paraphrase, or promote Ray Charles’ classic hit “Georgia on My Mind”.
But, now that we’re getting a good look at the internal processes of the process in the Peach State, we’re not so sure that the blind singer himself couldn’t have done a better job of counting the ballots.
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.
While these newly found ballots haven’t yet tilted the scales of the electoral maps, they do stoke the fires of doubt that both Donald Trump and his legal team have been hinting at for weeks now.