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Georgia Election Official Fired After Uncounted Votes Found

Someone has had to pay the price for the election irregularities that happened in the state of Georgia, and one has to wonder if this will be the last person, and the last state, that has to face this issue.

The Floyd County, Georgia elections board voted on Thursday to fire its executive director after uncounted ballots were found during its election audit, Fox 5 reported.

The Secretary of State’s Office initially asked for Floyd Chief of Elections Clerk Robert Brady to step down after officials discovered the uncounted votes.

The board met for little more than an hour Thursday afternoon in a special meeting, which resulted in Brady’s termination. Officials cited at least two reprimands that Brady received in the past six months as the reason for his firing.

The board met for little more than an hour Thursday afternoon in a special meeting, which resulted in Brady’s termination. Officials cited at least two reprimands that Brady received in the past six months as the reason for his firing.

“It really is a matter of human error not of some big fraud or conspiracy and people make mistakes, but unfortunately I think this one falls at the feet of our elections director who I’ve been critical of this entire elections cycle,” Wendy Davis, the Rome City Commissioner, said.

Around 2,600 votes were found by elections officials that were not counted in the original tally of the county’s vote total that occurred during the statewide audit.

“There weren’t the right double and triple checks right before certification to realize we hadn’t counted as many numbers as the people that early voted,” Davis said.

It just so happens that Floyd County, where the votes were not counted, is a Republican leaning county and the majority of the votes were for President Trump.

The count gave a plus 800 edge for the president, though far short of the near 13,000 votes Biden leads the president by in the state.

But President Trump is not giving up on the state. Far from it. And he is not stopping his instance that major voter fraud occurred.

He sent out a tweet on Saturday, just days after the Floyd County elections commissioner was fired, and announced that major news would be coming in regards to voter fraud in the state.

“Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia. Stay tuned!” he said.

But on Friday Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said that he would certify the votes.

“I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the will of the people,” he said.

“Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” he said.

He then did certify the election on Friday, but now it is the job of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to certify the election, which President Trump is fighting.

“The Governor of Georgia, and Secretary of State, refuse to let us look at signatures which would expose hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots, and give the Republican Party and me, David Perdue, and perhaps Kelly Loeffler, a BIG VICTORY,” he said. “Why won’t they do it, and why are they so fast to certify a meaningless tally?”