Round 12:30 pm ET on Friday, the President advised one thing nefarious was occurring in Georgia, the place Biden was forward by roughly 1,500 votes as of Friday at midday. The implication of Trump’s tweet is that “missing” military ballots might need been a contributing issue to Biden’s lead within the state.

“The place are the missing military ballots in Georgia? What occurred to them?,” Trump tweeted.

Info First: It is false to recommend there are missing military ballots. Whereas there are military ballots which were issued however not but counted, there’s zero proof that they are in some way “missing.” Or that something out of the peculiar has occurred with them. It is seemingly they’re within the means of being delivered again to Georgia from abroad, as is the conventional process.

In keeping with Gabriel Sterling, the Voting System Implementation Supervisor for the Georgia secretary of state, roughly 18,000 military ballots had already been despatched in and counted as of Friday afternoon. Beneath Georgia regulation, the remaining 8,410 military and abroad ballots which have been issued can nonetheless be counted in the event that they arrive by shut of enterprise as we speak and have been postmarked by Election Day.

“That does not imply that there is a bucket of 8,410 votes to be counted,” Sterling mentioned. “It is going to be greater than zero and fewer than 8,410.”

It is value noting that simply because somebody requested a poll does not imply they’ve submitted it and mailed it again. Military ballots perform very like ballots for all different abroad US residents. Stateside military who are typically not stationed of their residence of document are additionally eligible.