The long awaited numbers indicating how much the election results changed as a result of the legal challenges and federal lawsuits filed by former Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams have been released.
So how many ballots, after the court-ordered review, were added to the tabulations?
Acting Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden certified the General Election results from November 6th on Saturday, November 17th. According to the press release issued Saturday, after the eleven day period following the election, Georgia counties reported only a 160 vote change in ballot counts.
142 of the 159 Georgia counties saw no change in the previously certified election results. The remaining seventeen counties identified an additional ninety-three ballots that they needed to count. The counties then updated their certified results to include those ninety-three ballots on the Secretary of State’s website.
93 ballots were added to the final totals. According to the Secretary of State’s office, Gwinnett County officials performed the same type of review based on a separate court order before sending any certified results to the Secretary of State.
|County||Added Absentee Ballots|
According to the office, Secretary Crittenden required twenty-seven (27) counties with over 100 provisional ballots cast to perform “a good faith review, using all available information, of rejected provisional ballots cast due to the individual not appearing to be registered to vote.” If, after this good faith review, county officials determined that a provisional ballot should be accepted, they added those ballots to their totals and re-certified.
From the press release:
Secretary Crittenden required those twenty-seven (27) counties to document that they had performed the court-order review, accepted any improperly rejected provisional ballots, and re-certified their results if necessary. As of Friday, November 16, 2018, Secretary Crittenden had received documentation from all twenty-seven (27) counties. Sixteen (16) counties reported no change to their results. Eleven (11) counties identified an additional sixty-seven (67) ballots that they needed to count.
67 provisional ballots were added to the final totals.
|County||Added Provisional Ballots|