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GOP Claims They Found 9,626 Vote Error Favoring Biden In Recount Of County

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ATLANTA — The Georgia GOP claimed Wednesday that an election monitor has discovered a 9,626 vote error in Dekalb County during the presidential race recount that would have substantially increased Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump had it not been caught.

Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer told the Washington Examiner his office emailed an affidavit from the monitor about the miscounted ballots to the secretary of state’s general counsel Tuesday night and has requested an investigation.

“One of our monitors discovered a 9,626 vote error in the Dekalb County hand count,” Shafer said. “One batch was labeled 10,707 for Biden and 13 for Trump — an improbable margin even by DeKalb standards. The actual count for the batch was 1,081 for Biden and 13 for Trump.”

Shafer said the new discovery “does not reduce the margin” but “stops the margin from being wrongly increased.”

He also aired a reoccurring grievance about the number of monitors allowed to watch the recount process.

“We are limited to one monitor for every 10 counting tables, and we were kept some distance from the tables,” he said. “There is no telling what we missed under these unreasonable restrictions. The miscounted batch had been signed off by two official counters.”

Gabriel Sterling, an election official, said finding the DeKalb recount error shows the process is working.

According to the affidavit seen by the Washington Examiner, the GOP recount monitor said the incident took place Nov. 15 at the DeKalb County Board of Elections.

The monitor had been there to witness the audit, vote review, hand count, and recording of votes.

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