2,600 uncounted ballots discovered during Georgia’s hand recount

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State elections officials say 2,600 uncounted ballots were discovered in Floyd County during Georgia’s hand recount.

The hand recount is currently under way and state elections officials say they have not seen any other irregularities at this point. The 2,600 votes were found in Floyd County and were apparently votes from a memory card from an early voting machine that were not put through on election night.

State elections officials say the issue was likely related to human error, but they are calling on the Floyd County elections director to step down.

The new ballots did not change the election result in Floyd County or the state, but they changed the vote margin by about 800 votes, narrowing Joe Biden’s lead in Georgia to just over 13,000 votes.