In addition to being a swing state with disputed election results, Georgia has a history of memory card concerns during national elections.
Back in 2021, The Gateway Pundit reported about Dekalb County, Georgia having issues with memory cards associated with their voting machines. Floyd County had “found” about 2600 votes which were written off as a failure to upload cards to the machine, but the state’s voting system manager, Gabriel Sterling, said, “it’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly. This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side.”
Ironically, the identical “missing memory card” argument occurred in several other locales during that election, as well as the Georgia primary in 2022.
In January 2021, DeKalb County, Georgia, reportedly published a statement stating, “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. These outstanding paper ballots are currently being scanned and the tabulation will be completed as quickly as possible and in compliance with state guidelines.”
“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.” said a county statement.
Definitely human error. In the blue county during the 2020 presidential election, observer @DavidShafer tweeted:
“One of our monitors discovered a 9,626 vote error in the DeKalb County hand count. One batch was labeled 10,707 for Biden and 13 for Trump – and improbable margin even by Dekalb standards. The actual count for the batch was 1,081 for Biden and 13 for Trump.”
Twitter lit up at the time with remarks like, “Scan em till you win em is Georgia’s motto”
The November 2022 election appears to be another chapter in the history of poorly managed elections in Georgia.
Now, uncounted ballots kept on a memory card have changed the outcome of the Kennesaw City Council election in Cobb County, Georgia. Fox News claimed that the recovered flash card contained 789 uncounted ballots from the Kennesaw 3A precinct. This gave Lynette Burnette the 31 votes she needed to beat Orochena.
Madelyn Orochena first declared her victory on social media after she discovered the results of the vote. After learning that lost ballots altered the election results, she commented, “This is shameful… And our faith in our governing bodies continues to fail.”
In response to the election contest being reversed, Orochena stated to Fox News, “I was really shocked. I had a lot of questions,”.
In an official statement, Cobb County Elections Director Janine Eveler said, “Unfortunately, once found we did upload it, and it changed the outcome of the Kennesaw City Council race.”
Cobb The memory card was discovered in Kennesaw when election workers were prepared for a risk-limiting audit, according to election authorities. The results ascribed to the card have been delivered to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, according to election officials, as reported by Gateway Pundit.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
On Friday, a special meeting was called to recertify the election. Despite Orochena’s request, Cobb County election officials will not conduct a recount of the election results due to the race being decided by 31 votes, which in this county is enough votes to declare a winner. CONTINUE READING…