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.
A Georgia election official has been fired for not following established protocols and disregarding the necessary processes to account for and record all legal ballots.
DeKalb County spokesman Eric Burton said that this was the unnamed employee’s second infraction in a day, WXIA-TV reported.
The DeKalb County Department of Voter Registration and Elections officials said Friday morning that following the manager’s termination, they discovered 59 additional ballots that had not been counted.
The officials immediately notified the Secretary of State’s Office following their discovery.
“According to our internal review, this is the same person that made the human error in failing to follow protocols which caused our previous re-certification. Since the employee’s departure, management’s corrective actions and reviews ultimately yielded 59 additional ballots that were omitted from our count,” the statement read, according to WXIA.
“All of our internal reviews indicate that these two omissions were primarily caused by a single employee’s negligent failure to follow protocol and are in no way reflective of our collective efforts to maintain the highest standards for election safety, security, and transparency.
“The voters of DeKalb did their part in casting their ballots this election cycle and we refuse to allow the reckless acts of one irresponsible former employee to discredit this entire election and the votes of more than 373,000 DeKalb County residents.”
The firing comes a day after Floyd County officials fired its election chief after an audit found 2,600 previously uncounted votes, the Washington Examiner reported.
Floyd County election chief Robert Brady was asked to resign by the secretary of state but he refused, so the Floyd County Board of Elections voted to terminate him Thursday.
— Brooke Zauner (@BrookeZaunerTV) November 19, 2020
Brady had received at least two reprimands in the past six months and had failed to ensure county election officials uploaded votes from a memory card in a ballot-scanning machine.
“It really is a matter of human error, not of some big fraud or conspiracy and people make mistakes,” Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis told WAGA-TV.
President Donald Trump is not giving up on the state, either. 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.
Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2020
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 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?”