Top Election Official Fired After Uncounted Ballots Found

The executive director of Floyd County, Georgia’s Board of Elections was fired after thousands of uncounted ballots were discovered during a statewide audit.

Fox 5 in Atlanta first revealed the news in a report Thursday, writing:

The board met for little more than an hour Thursday afternoon in a special meeting, which resulted in [Robert Brady’s] termination.

According to Fox 5, the move came after officials uncovered during their recent audit “around 2,600 votes that were not counted in the county’s total earlier this week. Election workers ultimately had to recount more than 8,000 ballots to get to the bottom of the problem,” the outlet reported.

Local officials maintain that this is not a case of fraud, but of human error.

“It really is a matter of human error, not of some big fraud or conspiracy, and people make mistakes,” Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis said, according to Breitbart. “Unfortunately, I think this one falls at the feet of our elections director who I’ve been critical of this entire elections cycle.”

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