“The system works the way it’s designed,” Stirling said. “These people are working under the highest stress, in the most controversial elections in their working lives in the United States and Georgia. So for the most part, they do a really good job on this. “
Other allegations of vote-counting errors were caught before they had an impact outside of social media.
This is the case with the claim of the President of the Republican Party in Georgia David Shaffer, who wrote on Twitter that the party̵
7;s audit observers found a form attached to a batch of votes that were miscalculated, which would give Biden a huge advantage.
The Republican monitor wrote in an affidavit that after raising the issue, the number of this batch of counted ballots was excluded by two votes, instead of the 9,626 he initially said.
“It was something that was not an event, not a problem. But it helps to stir the pot to the point that it’s unfortunate, “Sterling said. “That’s why we are introducing quality control measures to make sure that everything is in order and that there is a rationale behind it.”
Republican Election Commission member DeKalb criticized Shaffer for believing voters had misrepresented ballots.
“This is a childish and irresponsible tweet,” said election commission member Deokalb Baoky Vu.
Sterling acknowledged that election officials will need to improve their processes to ensure that all memory cards that contain voices from optical scanners are counted.
Missing memory cards caused initial errors in the counting of votes in Douglas, Fayette and Walton counties. In Floyd County, election workers did not scan about 2,600 ballots after replacing an optical scanner, he said. Initial reports that the problem in Floyd was related to a leaked memory card are incorrect.
These votes are scanned, counted and added to the general data for the whole country.
Biden’s campaign remained confident that it would maintain its leading position in Georgia.
“There are some minor changes in the total number of votes,” said Patrick Moore, a lawyer for Biden’s campaign. “This is not surprising – in fact, it is a demonstration that it works properly.”
The census and audit were to end on Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.
Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger must then certify the results of Georgia’s election by the end of the day on Friday, according to state law.
– Collaborator Tyler Estep contributed to this article.