VERIFY: Why Chatham County stopped counting on election night

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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. — When counting for the Georgia Senate runoff voting came to an end in Chatham County last night, a number of people who believe Georgia’s election apparatus is corrupted seized on it.

But there was really nothing out of the ordinary going on, as a state election official explained, and the county isn’t even much of an outlier in terms of remaining ballots.

The idea that the county – which encompasses the Savannah area – stopping was somehow underhanded was amplified by the president’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany.

She retweeted her sister, Ryann McEnany, who wrote: “Why would you PAUSE the vote count and go to bed?!  We’ve seen this before. Here we go again…..”

They paused, Gabriel Sterling in the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office said, because they simply had nothing at the moment left to count.

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