‘Technical Issues’ at Georgia Polling Site Throw Wrench in Counting of Thousands of Ballots

‘Technical Issues’ at Georgia Polling Site Throw Wrench in Counting of Thousands of Ballots


One polling site in DeKalb County, Georgia, experienced “technical issues” Wednesday morning and will have to manually scan 19,000 ballots as the state awaits results of two hotly contested runoff races, according to election officials.

“Georgia’s voting system provides built-in safeguards, in the form of paper ballots, that allow us to quickly process ballots that are electronically cast,” Erica Hamilton, the director of DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections, said in a statement, according to Fox News.

“These outstanding paper ballots are currently being scanned and the tabulation will be completed as quickly as possible and in compliance with state guidelines.”

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DeKalb County is a largely African-American suburb of Atlanta and is expected to go to the Democratic Senate candidates, according to Newsweek.

Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof both declared their victory on Wednesday morning, even though Ossof’s race has yet to be called.

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