A Georgia election official has been fired for not following established protocols and disregarding the necessary processes to account for and record all legal ballots.
DeKalb County spokesman Eric Burton said that this was the unnamed employee’s second infraction in a day, WXIA-TV reported.
The DeKalb County Department of Voter Registration and Elections officials said Friday morning that following the manager’s termination, they discovered 59 additional ballots that had not been counted.
The officials immediately notified the Secretary of State’s Office following their discovery.
“According to our internal review, this is the same person that made the human error in failing to follow protocols which caused our previous re-certification. Since the employee’s departure, management’s corrective actions and reviews ultimately yielded 59 additional ballots that were omitted from our count,” the statement read, according to WXIA.
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