A team of investigators has been sent to look into an issue in Georgia’s largest county which if left unchecked – may hand Joe Biden the election.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced over the weekend that he dispatched investigators to the State Farm Arena in Fulton County to “secure the vote and protect all legal votes.”
“Fulton County has discovered an issue involving reporting from their work on Friday. Officials are at State Farm Arena to rescan their work from Friday,” Raffensperger said. “The Secretary of State has a monitor onsite, has sent additional investigators, and dispatched the Deputy Secretary of State as well to oversee the process to make sure to thoroughly secure the vote and protect all legal votes. Observers from both political parties are there as well.”
While Raffensperger didn’t specifically reveal what the issue is, Brendan Keefe, chief investigator at Atlanta’s WXIA, said that the issue “may significantly affect the current Biden lead in Georgia.”
Fulton County issued a statement later on Saturday, in which they disclosed that “some ballots were not captured” in Friday night’s vote and “a smaller number” of ballots were “not scanned.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, all provisional, military, and [Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act] ballots scanned on Friday, November 6 will be rescanned tonight,” the statement read. “The upload made last night will be pulled and replaced with tonight’s rescanned file.”
Fulton County Election Director Richard Barron, described the issue as a failure to transfer files to a server, necessitating the rescanning of some ballots. He also said the rescanning process was complete.
“Barron said his team rescanned 342 ballots on Saturday ‘so that we balanced out,’ adding that previously some files did not transfer to a server and some ballots had to be scanned on Saturday. He said he did not know if a “software issue or physical was to blame.”
With the election altering issue, Joe Biden benefits from a narrow lead in the state of Georgia which was already headed for a recount.
Fulton County delayed vote counting on Tuesday after a pipe burst at the State Farm Arena. President Donald Trump referenced the incident in his remarks on Nov. 5.
“In Georgia, a pipe burst in a faraway location, totally unrelated to the location of what was happening, and they stopped counting for four hours, and a lot of things happened. The election apparatus in Georgia is run by Democrats,” the president said.
President Trump alluded to some seriously shady practices that occurred in Georgia’s election which brought us to this slim Biden lead in the traditionally red state. The number of uncounted ballots in the state inexplicably jumped on Thursday morning, shortly after Raffensperger told a local television station that there were under 25,000 ballots left to count, his staff corrected the figure to 50,000 or 60,000.
According to David Shafer, the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, Fulton county workers told Republican observers to go home late on Tuesday “because they were closing up and then continued to count ballots in secret.”