Election fallout rages onward, as President Donald Trump refuses to concede and challenger Joe Biden claims victory. And the repercussions of this fallout are starting to take effect.
Some election officials are under heavy fire in swing states and battleground counties across the nation. Perhaps rightly so, too, as it seems a few haven’t done their jobs correctly.
For example, in Floyd County, Georgia, 2,600 votes never got counted.
The error was discovered earlier in the week, and that mistake reflects poorly on elections officials in charge of the in-person early voting at the county’s administration building.
This includes Chief Elections Clerk Robert Brady, who just got some bad news.
According to the Rome News-Tribune, Brady has been held responsible for the 2,600-vote error, and now he’s out of a job.
Via The Daily Wire:
The chief elections clerk in Floyd County, Georgia, was fired Thursday after he failed to tabulate 2,600 votes that were cast during in-person early voting at the county’s administration building…
Election board member John Scott Husser also accused Brady of repeatedly failing to “meet performance objectives.”
It seems Brady has had several issues in the past, such as arguing with another board member in public. And the firing doesn’t appear to be politically motivated, either.
Fox 5-Atlanta reported that the decision was bipartisan, and not exactly a surprise — Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had called for Brady to resign.
Brady’s mistake was evidently simple:
The vote tallies in question were on a memory card, which never got uploaded. Georgia voting systems manager Gabriel Sterling said someone just hadn’t “done their job properly.”
And furthermore, it’s important to note that of the 2,600 votes on that memory card, 1,643 were for President Trump, nearly double the number for Biden (865).
Floyd County isn’t the only one in Georgia that experienced this problem, either.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, three other counties also missed votes; 3,300 in all, which resulted in Trump gaining an extra 1,400 votes.
Biden has been handed the victory in the historically red state of Georgia, and none of this will change that decision.
That being said, the Trump campaign hopes to find more instances of counting mistakes and errors in the state – and other states – that will help swing the election back in the President’s favor.
- In Floyd County, Georgia, 2,600 votes went uncounted after the election.
- Chief Elections Clerk Robert Brady has since been fired. Prior to the decision, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called for Brady to resign.
- Though it doesn’t change the overall results for the state, 3,300 votes were missed in 3 other Georgia counties as well.
Source: The Daily Wire