Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday that Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, was acting dysfunctionally and could put a recount of the state’s votes requested by President Donald Trump in jeopardy.
Raffensperger said the rest of the state was “getting a little tired of having to always wait on Fulton County and having to put up with their dysfunction.”
“A Fulton County employee made several compounding errors,” he said. “The biggest was that instead of following the procedures that my office laid out … Fulton County once again cut corners, the biggest one being he backed up the election project on the server itself instead of on an external backup. Because of that decision, they lost the ability to upload hundreds of thousands of scanned ballots.”
Raffensperger also complained that county workers were taking a lot of time off from counting and that he wasn’t sure they could finish the count in time for the midnight on Wednesday deadline.
They seemed “to want to make it a dramatic finish,” he said.
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