“There were probably 40,000 to 50,000 voters who requested an absentee ballot who never received it,” says Georgia House Minority Leader Bob Trammell. Those voters, largely concentrated in key counties, began arriving in person at the polls.
Poll workers then had to make a call to verify voters never received one. “And then they had to verify their name on a list. It’s a drag on the system,” Trammell said.