A second Georgia county has uncovered thousands of votes that were not included in the election results.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office said on Tuesday that 2,755 votes were uncovered in a memory card that were not included in the initial count for Fayette County.
The ballots found in Fayette County were scanned onto the memory card but did not get uploaded, said Gabriel Sterling, who manages the state’s election system for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican.
Of the votes, 1,577 were for President Donald Trump, 1,128 were for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and the remainder included 43 for Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen, and seven write-ins, Sterling said.
The newly discovered votes in Fayette County are not enough to flip the lead in the state from Biden to Trump, with the latest tally giving Trump a net gain of 449 votes. Biden now leads Trump by 12,929 votes in Georgia.
Both Floyd and Fayette counties will still need to recertify their results, and that can’t be done until after the state’s election audit is complete on Wednesday at midnight, Sterling said.