Second Georgia election official fired for failure to follow protocol

ATLANTA — A second election official in Georgia has been fired for “negligent failure to follow protocol” that resulted in several dozen ballots being omitted from DeKalb County’s original vote count, officials said Friday.

The DeKalb County elections board recertified its results for the second time in as many days Friday morning, adding 59 absentee ballots that were previously omitted.

A similar vote on Thursday afternoon added 36 previously omitted absentees in the razor-thin race between President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.

The DeKalb County official has not been identified, and a breakdown was
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