A DeKalb County elections manager has been terminated after county officials determined the individual “failed to follow our established protocols and blatantly disregarded processes” utilized to “account for and record all legal and verified ballots.”
Officials of the Georgia county announced the employee’s termination in a Friday statement, explaining that the now-former employee is “the same person that made the human error in failing to follow protocols which caused our previous recertification.”
“Since the employee’s departure, management’s corrective actions and reviews ultimately yielded 59 additional ballots that were omitted from our court,” officials said.
Their internal reviews, the officials said, indicated that the “two omissions were primarily caused by a single employee’s negligent failure to follow protocol and are in no way reflective” of their collective efforts:
We immediately notified the Georgia Secretary of State upon discovery of this error and look forward to officially certifying the November 3rd General