The elections chief for Floyd County, Georgia, where about 2,600 ballots had initially gone uncounted, has been fired.
County elections board member Melanie Conrad said her panel dismissed Robert Brady, chief clerk of elections, on Thursday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Because this is Mr. Brady’s second written reprimand within a six-month period, the Floyd County Board of Elections voted to terminate Mr. Brady pursuant to county policy,” Conrad said in an email to the newspaper.
The Journal-Constitution said Brady could not immediately be reached for comment.
Conrad did not detail the reasons for Brady’s firing.
However, roughly 2,600 uncounted ballots were discovered in the rural county on Monday. The unofficial breakdown of votes that hadn’t previously been tallied showed 1,643 for President Donald Trump, 865 for Joe Biden, and 16 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen.
A completed recount of Georgia's presidential vote showed Biden keeping his lead in the state, despite the ballot problems in Floyd and some other counties.
Jeffrey Rodack ✉
Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.
© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.