We were told to expect higher than usual turnout for last week's TSPLOST vote. But a turnout of 3300 percent might be a little much.
Fulton County had four precincts with more than 100 percent turnout, including one at 3300 percent, Channel 2 Action News reports. The average turnout across the state was 10-20 percent.
Fulton was the last county in the state to certify its July 31 election results. It finally did that Monday evening, missing a deadline set by the state.
The Secretary of State's office -- which has already loudly complained about a lack of cooperation from Fulton election officials -- says it would like to know exactly how such a ridiculously high turnout tally is possible.
County election officials say they've asked Kennesaw State University's Center for Elections to help find answers.
One race that could be affected by the vote counting problems is the county sheriff's contest. Richard Lankford fell just 37 votes short of a runoff with incumbent Sheriff Ted Jackson.
Lankford says the vote totals keep changing, even though 100 percent of the precincts have reported their votes.
“Somebody give me an explanation as to why these numbers keep changing,” sheriff candidate Richard Lankford told Channel 2. “How does a precinct have a 154 percent turnout? 3,300 percent turnout. There’s a glitch somewhere.”
A recount is expected to be completed by Wednesday.