On Monday, the Georgia Secretary of State announced that they had unearthed 2,600 uncounted ballots in Floyd County during a recount of the recent 2020 Presidential election results,

According to Gabriel Sterling, Georgia voting system manager, he stated that they had discovered 2,600 uncounted ballots from a box of early votes which was not uploaded during the election night. The election official described the incident as an “amazing blunder” and assured the public that the state had already launched an investigation on the shocking discovery. As a result, Sterling also demanded that the Floyd County’s elections director step down from his post.

In his announcement, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger tried to deflect the blame by pinning the ballots on the County officials. He explained that election workers failed to upload the data in a memory card from a ballot-scanning machine. On the other hand, Floyd County Republican Party chair, Luke Martin also responded to the news by saying that the uncounted ballot might have simply been an isolated incident. Martin stated that while the incident is “concerning,” he continued to insist that there is no proof to suggest that there is a widespread election fraud scheme, “I’m glad the audit revealed it, and it’s important that all votes are counted,” the Republican chair said.

Starting from Monday, election officials started to recount close to 5 million voter ballots after the state granted President Donald Trump’s request for recounts. In a statement, Raffensperger said that since President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden’s election results have a narrow margin, they are compelled to require all 159 counties to conduct a by-hand recount.

Election officials also work round the clock to beat their deadline, as they would only have until midnight of Wednesday, November 18, to finish the 5 million recounts. The recent discovery gives even more credibility to Trump’s allegation of voter fraud.

While the uncounted ballots might have been considered substantial, Fox News claimed that it would not be enough to close the gap between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Currently, Biden holds a 14,000 vote advantage against the President, giving him 16 electoral points. Unfortunately, Biden’s win would also signal a sudden shift from a traditionally Republican battleground to a possible Democrat stronghold.