Georgia election officials are reportedly investigating whether there is a third county in Georgia that may have a memory card containing votes that were missed.
The news comes after thousands of votes were found on Monday in Floyd County and thousands more were discovered today in Fayette County. The majority of the votes were for President Donald Trump, thus shrinking Democrat Joe Biden’s lead in the state, but not by enough to overturn the final results in the state.
Secretary of State official Gabriel Sterling “said they are also investigating a potential memory card with 224 votes on it in Walton County that may have been missed,” WSB-TV reported.
According to The New York Times, Trump has a whopping 49-point lead in Walton County. The other two counties where votes were found, Floyd and Fayette, Trump has a 42-point and a 6-point lead, respectively.
Sterling said that more than 2,700 votes had been discovered in Fayette County on Tuesday. The votes had been scanned and were on a memory card, but they had not been uploaded.
11Alive News reported, “He said it was more easily discoverable than the issue in Floyd County, because they were able to see that the number of people who were checked in on the early voting file in Fayette was higher than the number of people there was in the county’s reported vote total.”
Of the 2,755 previously uncounted votes, 1,577 were for Trump, and 1,128 were for Biden. Biden’s lead was 12,929 votes after the votes were uploaded.
Yesterday, thousands of additional votes were found on a memory card that had not been uploaded in Floyd County.
The Daily Wire reported:
The recovered votes may also help out GOP Sen. David Perdue, who is roughly 14,000 votes away from securing 50% of the vote in his bid for reelection and avoiding a runoff against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.
“It’s very concerning,” Martin said. “But this doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue. I’m glad the audit revealed it, and it’s important that all votes are counted.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office said the votes were missed because election workers failed to upload a memory card containing the votes into a ballot counting machine. The Floyd County discrepancy does not appear to be a widespread issue, the office of the secretary of state said.
“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 Daily Wire reported separately. “The mistake happened because election officials reportedly missed uploading a memory card containing the votes to a ballot counting machine.”
This report has been updated to include additional information.