Dominion Server Crashes During Georgia Recount

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
November 30, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020

A Dominion Voting Systems server crashed on Nov. 29 during the second recount in Georgia, according to a spokesman for Fulton County.

“A newly purchased Dominion mobile server crashed,” the spokesman told The Epoch Times via email. “Technicians from Dominion have been dispatched to resolve the issue.”

The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, was told of the issue and is aware of attempts to fix the problem, the spokesman said.

Officials at Dominion and Raffensperger’s office didn’t immediately respond to requests by The Epoch Times for comment.

Fulton County officials were sloppy in handling the 2020 election, Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting implementation systems manager, told reporters earlier this month. Officials are probing the matters, he said.

In the second recount, Fulton County has processed 88 percent of the ballots cast, including all of the absentee, early in-person, and provisional ballots.

Staff members were working through the weekend to finish the recount, which resumed on Nov. 30.

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Employees of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections process ballots in Atlanta, Ga., on Nov. 4, 2020. (Brandon Bell/Reuters)

“I can assure the voters of Fulton County that are watching us that, in Fulton County, Georgia, we run open, fair, and transparent elections. This is a very transparent process to make sure everything is above board,” Fulton County Commission Chair Robb Pitts told Fox 5.

Counties have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2 to complete the recount, which follows a hand audit that uncovered four batches of uncounted ballots, most of which were for President Donald Trump.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead over Trump was cut by about 1,400 votes to slightly over 12,000, due to the uncounted ballots. No uncounted ballots were reported found in the current recount.

Dominion representatives helped county election workers walk through possible issues before the recount started, Sterling said. The second recount is using machines, per state law.

Use of Dominion systems by states across the country have come under scrutiny. Texas officials in January rejected the company’s ballot-counting software because of concerns over whether the system “is suitable for its intended purpose; operates efficiently and accurately; and is safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.”

A Dominion spokesman said recently that the company is nonpartisan and claimed it isn’t physically possible for their machines “to switch votes from one candidate to the other.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.