Georgia Election Officials Say They Will Have a Recount, State ‘Too Close to Call’

11 a.m. update

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – citing a very small margin that gave Biden a very slight edge in the battle ground state of Georgia on Friday – that the state will head into a recount.

Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system implementation manager, said in a press conference Friday morning that there are fewer than five thousand votes that need to be counted.

An additional approximately 8,900 military and overseas absentee ballots have been sent out to requesters, but not yet returned. Such ballots, he said, if postmarked by Election Day, can be accepted within three days of Election Day.

As of 11 a.m., there were 4,169 votes left to count in Georgia. At that time, Biden had 2,449,590 votes, and Trump had 2,448,492 votes with 99 percent of the state reporting.


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