In the pivotal U.S. Senate runoff elections, DeKalb's unofficial election results showed Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are ahead of Republican incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler — with 100 percent of precincts reporting — but due to technical issues, 19,000 ballots had to be manually scanned to be tabulated and added in the total vote count.
So, the scandal-plagued DeKalb County is rescanning advance ballots in Georgia’s senate race because of a “memory card issue.” We have heard this once before and it ended up costing a rightful winner his presidency - and now it looks as if the liberals in Atlanta are doing the same things.
DeKalb County fired an election manager after a series of errors in the audit of ballots in November.
“Due to technical issues, the remaining 19,000 ballots must be manually scanned in order to be tabulated and added to the total vote count. Georgia’s voting system provides built-in safeguards, in the form of paper ballots that allow us to quickly process ballots that are electronically cast,” the county said in a statement shared by Alec McQuade of 11 Alive News. “These outstanding paper ballots are currently being scanned and the tabulation will be completed as quickly as possible and in compliance with state guidelines.”
CNN reporter Nick Valencia tweeted that 19,000 ballots in DeKalb “‘must be manually scanned in order to be tabulated and added to the total vote count’ due to technical issues.”
A county statement in November when the election manager was fired said that, “it has come to our attention that a DeKalb VRE manager, who is now a former employee, failed to follow our established protocols and blatantly disregarded the required processes we utilize to account for and record all legal and verified ballots.”
As of 2:11 a.m. Wednesday, which was the last election results update from the Georgia Secretary of State's Office, Ossoff leads Perdue with 266,316 votes — or 82.96 percent — while Perdue has 54,698 votes, or 17.04 percent.
Warnock has 83.58 percent of the votes, or 268,342 votes, while Loeffler has 16.42 percent of the votes, or 52,403 votes.