Fulton County Quietly Rescanned More Than 12,000 Ballots Over ‘Unexplained Issues’


Wednesday evening, Fulton County elections officials conducted a rescan of over 12,000 ballots due to “unexplained technical problems.”

Republican Party of Georgia Chairman David Shafer tweeted the news as soon as he was informed by one of the county’s Republican commissioners, Liz Hausmann.

“Fulton County Commissioner @LizHausmann just alerted me that Fulton County is re-scanning a batch of 12,000 ballots due to unexplained technical problems. We have dispatched Republican monitors back to the tabulation center. This is maddening.”

It is unclear whether the information was given as a tip or a directive for Georgia’s Republican Party to send monitors. The Georgia Star News reached out to Shafer for clarification – the chairman didn’t respond by press time.

Fulton County has experienced several issues since Election Day. Several days after vote counting began,  election officials discovered that the number of scanned ballots didn’t reflect the totals received. The county was forced to re-scan batches of ballots under supervision of Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs and a crew of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s monitors and investigators.

Over the weekend, the county’s recount was delayed following a system crash. Georgia Secretary of State Voting Systems Manager Gabriel Sterling stated that the workers caused the crash by using the incorrect server to process vote data, thereby ignoring vendor and state instructions.

Additionally, the county’s official Dominion Voting Systems technician, Aric Thompson, was also the longtime photographer for Democratic candidate Kamala Harris. Thompson served as Harris’s presidential campaign photographer last year, and worked with Democratic activist Stacey Abrams.

Raffensperger has stated, repeatedly, that Georgia’s 2020 elections were among the most secure and accurate in election history.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by just over 12,600 votes in the state.

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Corinne Murdock is a reporter at The Georgia Star News and the Star News Network. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to [email protected].





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  2. Hawaiiguy

    What the hell is wrong with these people, you can’t simply keep committing “F-E-L-O-N-I-E-S! the Sec State, Gov, LT Gov need to be arrested and they need to add recall for them on Jan 5th runoff. Which must have only legal residents, Legal state ID, and paper Ballot only! No mail in, absentee,

    PS Senator Beach was way too kind when John asked him if he thought the Gov was going to keep hiding. Shows how detached even Patriotic Senators are that he seems clueless to Kemp, Ratburger and others treasonous corruption. Sidney has the money trail, so does Lin Wood. How can Beach not have even a cursory knowledge of that. Senator Beach, you should all call for resignations, “criminal investigations into just how deep are these people in the pockets of China? ” And that should be in black and white and as an addendum of your states submittal for special counsel. They’re blatant traitors and criminals and should be publicly referred to as such!