The ongoing recount of votes in Georgia’s presidential race on Monday revealed more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that were never entered into the final tally, The Daily Wire reported.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Floyd County Republican Party Chairman Luke Martin noted that these ballots, once counted, will give President Trump some 800 votes. This is a small dent in Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s roughly 14,000-vote lead.
The recovered votes will also likely help Republican Sen. David Perdue, who is roughly 14,000 votes away from securing 50% of the vote in his bid for reelection.
“It’s very concerning,” Martin said, adding, “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 explained that the votes were missed because election workers failed to upload a memory card containing the votes into a ballot counting machine.
The office of the secretary of state was quick to assure the public that the Floyd County discrepancy does not appear to be a widespread issue.