Walton County is set to begin its ballot recount today at the Walton County Election Office on Spring Street. Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez is the audit monitor for the Republican Party with John Sauers and James Cooper assigned to the audit review. Ricardo Camaran is the audit monitor for the Democratic Party with Margaret Chambers and Tammy Van Dongen on the audit review.
Lisa Clark with the Walton County Elections office said the recount has to be complete by midnight on Wednesday, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 and at this time they are not sure how long the recount is expected to take.
“We will have a better idea after today on how many ballots we are able to recount in a day. We are working tomorrow and may have to work Sunday,” Clark said.
The recount is necessary after Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a full recount of Georgia counties for the presidential race. Little more than 14,000 votes separate the two presidential candidates in Biden’s favor. Although at this time there appears to be enough votes to give Biden the win, there are legal challenges to procedures in several of the states that do have close results. There is no legal challenge in Georgia at this time, but the recount and review has been ordered and is now underway.