2nd Georgia county finds uncounted votes in audit

A Georgia election official says Fayette County uncovered 2,755 previously uncounted votes during its audit. Though the margin in the state's presidential race is close, the outcome of the election won't change when those votes are added. (Nov. 17)

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GABRIEL STERLING: There is a specific county where we found a memory card, based on the audit. There was an issue we noticed that there was more people on the absentee ballot file for voting in person in Fayette County than was in the actual reporting. So we thought that might be the case. And it was discovered today for certain. And it's about 2,755 votes.

They're going to re-certify their results with these added tomorrow. This is all normal. We are trying to get done accurately, in a smooth, orderly, methodical way. So when we find some of these things like this, you know, it's irritating to a degree, because you want them to be spot on as you go.

But the reason you have the audit is because human beings are going to make mistakes. And you find those mistakes, and you correct those mistakes as you go. And in this case, when the margin is so narrow, every little thing matters.