Georgia announced late Tuesday that thousands more uncounted votes had been discovered with the prospect of a third county having on the horizon.
The more than 5,000 extra votes discovered since the recount began on Friday put President Donald Trump within 13,000 of Democrat Joe Biden.
But it cast serious questions over the handling of the election, in which GOP leaders in the state negotiated with Democrat activist and failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to revise the election rules
During an appearance on Fox News, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Georgia Republican, denounced the “legislated illegality” of Democrat-run states like Nevada, where the state fostered a “corrupt system that made it legal because the legislature and the governor signed a bill that made it into law.”
Meanwhile, Gingrich noted that his home state had failed even to legislate the suspect rules changes, instead doing so by executive fiat.
“President Trump owes it to the American people to not concede,” Gingrich said, while left-wing media and Democrat corporate interests have suggested, despite precedent, that Trump has a moral obligation to capitulate to their demands.
“When I learned that these votes were going through Barcelona, Spain, to Frankfurt, Germany, to be counted—this is madness,” he said.
Although Georgia’s recount had initially been slated to end on Wednesday, per the controversial mandate of the state’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensberger, it was unclear whether the discovery of the additional votes might change the equation.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in an earlier appearance on Fox News that there were murmurings of a third county in which the votes had likewise been misplaced on a storage drive.
Gingrich criticized Raffensberger and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, both fellow Republicans, for their mishandling of the voting.
It comes as Georgia faces two runoff elections to fill both of its Senate seats, with control over the legislative body potentially hanging in the balance.