Georgia Secretary of State Dispatches Investigators to Atlanta Arena After Fulton County Discovers Election “Reporting Issue”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that Fulton County elections officials had discovered an issue “involving reporting from their work on Friday.”
An elections monitor, investigators, and the Georgia Deputy Secretary of State have been dispatched to State Farm Arena in Atlanta (where votes are being counted) to oversee the elections process and protect all legal votes. The Secretary of State’s elections personnel were already present at the arena before Fulton County revealed the “issue,” but Raffensperger revealed he’s sent additional elections investigators to State Farm Arena after the “issue” was reported in a Facebook post. Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs has also been sent to the arena.
Fulton has discovered an issue involving reporting from their work on Fri. Officials are at State Farm Arena to rescan that work. I have a monitor & investigators onsite. Also sent Dep. SOS as well to oversee the process to make sure to secure the vote and protect all legal votes
— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) November 7, 2020
Ballot and election processing at Atlanta’s State Farm arena had been suddenly halted on election night when a “pipe burst” in the major multi-purpose municipal facility.
Mere thousands of votes separate the margin of victory from Donald Trump and Joe Biden as of Saturday evening. The most recent data has Biden up around 4,000 votes on President Trump. Initial vote tallies had indicated that the President was winning the state of Georgia handily, but as results trickled in, the additional counting of mail-in ballots gave Biden the lead.
An investigative reporter with Atlanta’s WXIA News claimed that the unclear “issue” may “significantly affect” the Biden lead in the state of Georgia.
#BREAKING development that *may* significantly affect the current Biden lead in Georgia. “Fulton County has discovered an issue involving reporting from their work on Friday.”@11AliveNews we don’t know how many ballots are in question, or which way they would change the count. pic.twitter.com/PAL9HmIpqd
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) November 7, 2020
This situation is developing, and Big League Politics is monitoring for further updates.