The authorities in Georgia, in United States, reported this Monday the discovery of some 2,600 votes that were not counted during the counting of the November 3 elections, a figure that does not alter the provisional result in favor of president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, in the 2020 US elections.
Trump won in the county where the votes were found
Georgia started on Friday of last week a manual counting of the scrutiny after the ballot concluded with President-elect Joe Biden ahead of still-president Donald Trump, for just over 14,000 votes. The votes found during the manual counting belong to the floyd county, where Trump prevailed with more than 70%.
As the president of the Republican Party in that county told the local newspaper The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Luke martin, the votes found will allow Trump reduce by about 800 votes the margin of more than 14,000 that Biden brings you.
“It is very disturbing, but does not appear to be a widespread problem. I am glad that the audit has revealed it and it is important that all the votes are counted, “asserts the Republican leader.
Election authorities in Georgia attributed the incident to human error during counting and they detailed that the votes were not counted because county workers forgot to upload a file they had on a memory card into the system.
They have also said that no similar errors found in other counties during the manual count that began on Friday and must end this Wednesday, before the state certifies its results.
Trump calls the count “false”
This Monday Trump referred to precisely the count in Georgia, calling it “false”: “The false count that is happening in Georgia does not mean anything, because they do not allow the signatures to be examined and verified,” said the outgoing president, who it has not yet recognized its electoral defeat.
The Trump campaign can demand another recount if the results certified by the state on Friday show an advantage of less than 0.5% to Biden, a more than probable scenario given that the current difference is three tenths.
Trump maintains that there were irregularities in several of the states that led to electoral fraud against him, but for the moment has not provided evidence and the lawsuits he has filed in court have yielded no results.