The one remaining absentee ballots to depend in Gwinnett County are absentee ballots that require “adjudication.”
Ballots on this class require further evaluation as a result of there was some challenge on the poll that was picked up by the counting machines.
Two essential caveats: First, native officers can not say precisely what number of ballots nonetheless require adjudication. And second, it’s not clear what number of of those ballots may have an effect on the presidential race. That’s as a result of if the vote-counting machine didn’t decide up a problem with the presidential vote when the poll was first scanned, that vote has already been counted and reported to the general public.
Some context: Election staff have already achieved about half of the adjudication that’s wanted, Gwinnett County spokesperson Joe Sorenson advised CNN. New employees for adjudication got here in at 3 p.m., however Royston stated they’re scheduled to shut down for the night time at 9 p.m.
These ballots are grouped in batches of 25, and if there’s a downside with only one poll, the complete batch of 25 should be pulled apart. They pulled 3,200 batches of ballots, which implies that the entire variety of ballots needing adjudication might be anyplace between 3,200 and 80,000, however the variety of ballots needing adjudication is probably going on the low finish of that vary.
“If 49 are good… it holds the complete batch up,” Gwinnett County elections supervisor Kristi Royston stated.