“A newly purchased Dominion mobile server crashed. Technicians from Dominion have been dispatched to resolve the issue,” a spokesman for Fulton County told The Epoch Times via email.
The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, was told of the issue and is aware of attempts to fix the problem, the spokesman said.
Requests for comment sent to Dominion and Raffensperger’s office went unreturned.
Fulton County officials were sloppy in handling the 2020 election, Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting implementation systems manager, told reporters earlier this month. Officials are probing the matters, he said.
Fulton County in the second recount has processed 88 percent of the ballots cast, including all of the absentee, early in-person, and provisional ballots.
Staff members were working through the weekend to finish the recount. The recount resumed on Monday morning.
Fulton County Commission Chair Robb Pitts told Fox 5 regarding the crashed server: “I can assure the voters of Fulton County that are watching us that, in Fulton County, Georgia, we run open, fair, and transparent elections. This is a very transparent process to make sure everything is above board.”
Counties have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2 to complete the recount, which follows a hand audit that uncovered four batches of uncounted ballots, most of which were for President Donald Trump.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead over Trump was cut by about 1,400 to slightly over 12,000 votes, due to the uncounted ballots. No uncounted ballots have been reported being found in the current recount.
Dominion representatives helped county election workers walk through possible issues before the recount started, according to Gabriel Sterling of Raffensperger’s office. The second recount is using machines, per state law.
Use of Dominion systems by states across the country have come under scrutiny. Texas officials in January rejected the company’s ballot counting software because of concerns over whether the system “is suitable for its intended purpose; operates efficiently and accurately; and is safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.”
A Dominion spokesman said recently that the company is nonpartisan and claimed it isn’t physically possible for their machines “to switch votes from one candidate to the other.”
From The Epoch Times