Joe Biden’s lead in Georgia was cut on Monday by nearly 800 votes after President Trump edged out the former VP by a nearly 2-1 ratio in a batch of 2,600 ballots that were discovered in Floyd County.
MORE: @GabrielSterling said the votes uncovered in Floyd County don’t change the final outcome in Georgia, but they do change the percentages slightly–only about an 800 vote gain for President Trump. @FOX5Atlanta #gapol
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Gabriel Sterling, who oversaw the implementation of the new statewide election system for the state, said that the unofficial breakdown of ballots was 1,643 for Trump, 865 for Biden and 16 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen. The error occurred reportedly because election officials missed uploading a memory card containing the votes to a ballot counting machine.
“The Georgia Secretary of State is asking for the executive director of the Floyd County Board of Elections, Robert Brady, to step down after 2,600 ballots were left uncounted prior to the county’s initial certification,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. “The error was discovered on Sunday during the third day of the state’s audit.”
Although the votes were from this batch were almost 2 to 1 in favor of the President, officials quickly cautioned that the additional votes for Trump were not enough to change the outcome of the presidential election in the state.