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Washington Post/ Ga. secretary of state says fellow Republicans are pressuring him to find ways to exclude ballots
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, on Monday accused fellow Republicans of trying to undermine the legitimacy of the state’s election in an effort to swing the results to President Trump, who narrowly lost the state to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and later demanded the hand recount.
More than 2,600 ballots in Georgia’s Floyd County that have not been tallied were recently found during a recount in the state for the 2020 presidential election, according to reports.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger blamed the problem on Floyd County election officials failing to upload votes from a memory card in a ballot-scanning machine.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that he has come under increasing pressure in recent days from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), who he said questioned the validity of legally cast absentee ballots, in an effort to reverse President Trump’s narrow loss in the state.
At least 2,600 uncounted ballots were found Monday in Floyd County, Georgia, as the state continues a manual recount.
The newly uncovered ballots could help tighten the gap between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, who narrowly won the state by approximately 14,000 votes. Luke Martin, chairman of the Floyd County Republican Party, said Trump could gain about 800 votes, according to The AJC.