Georgia election official going viral for his comment on finishing ballot count before Cocktail Party
The State of Georgia is getting closer to finishing counting its votes in the 2020 presidential election. Although the election took place Tuesday, a large number of states, including Georgia, are still finishing up counting ballots.
On Friday, Georgia elections official Gabriel Sterling provided the latest update. And he noted that the state wanted to get the counting done before going into the weekend. Not just because it wants it to be done, but also because of the huge upcoming SEC rivalry game between Georgia and Florida on Saturday.
“Our hope would be today, they could slip into tomorrow because, again, everybody’s exhausted,” Sterling said while speaking with the media. “It’s Friday, there’s a Georgia game tomorrow, it’s kind of a big one. We’ve got to focus on the really important things in this day sometime, similar to recovering to be prepared to dealing with what is now a vital thing for this country.”
Sterling is certainly right — this Florida-Georgia game is a big one. It’s always a heated rivalry matchup between these two SEC East programs, but the stakes are even higher this year. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 5 in the country, while the Gators are No. 8.
Whichever team wins will be in first place in the SEC East and has a strong chance to go on to play in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Georgia and Florida are set to kick off on Saturday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
— Krystie Lee Yandoli (@KrystieLYandoli) November 6, 2020