Fayette County, Georgia, finds 2,755 uncounted ballots

Fayette County, Georgia, finds 2,755 uncounted ballots


ATLANTA — A second Georgia county has uncovered a trove of votes not previously included in the election results, but it doesn’t change the overall outcome of the presidential race, the secretary of state’s office said Tuesday.

Fayette County failed to record 2,755 votes on a single memory card, said Gabriel Sterling, a top official in the secretary of state’s office. That doesn’t change the overall outcome of the race, in which Democrat Joe Biden leads Republican President Donald Trump.

The breakdown of the uncounted ballots was 1,577 for Trump, 1,128 for Biden, 43 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen and seven write-ins, Sterling said.

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The hand tally of the votes in the presidential race stems from part of a legally mandated audit to ensure the new election machines counted the votes accurately.

Election officials on Monday said Floyd County had found more than 2,500 ballots that hadn’t been previously scanned.

Both counties will have to recertify their results, and the

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