The recount in Georgia is completed, after staff examined 5 million ballots by hand, however President Trump nonetheless lags Joe Biden by 12,000 votes. Most of the figures barely budged: In 73% of Georgia’s 159 counties, the margin of the hand depend different from the unique by 10 voters or fewer. In 1 / 4 of counties, the 2 numbers precisely matched.
Throughout a number of locations, the audit turned up a number of thousand votes that had been neglected. Fayette County uncared for to add a reminiscence card, which unnoticed 2,800 ballots. Floyd County discovered 2,600 ballots that hadn’t been re-scanned after a machine was changed. The additions barely narrowed Mr. Biden’s lead from a bit above 14,000 final week.
America’s distributed elections are a supply of resilience, since no central authority controls vote counting. The draw back is the messiness of delegating the job, in Georgia’s case, to 159 native officers. However the errors don’t match any conspiracy concept. Floyd County went 70% for Mr. Trump. Does anybody assume a deeply purple space deliberately forgot Republican votes? Floyd’s prime voting official has now been fired, so not less than shoddy elections have penalties.