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Recount in Georgia Likely, Top Election Official Says

With just 12,771 votes separating President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden in Georgia, a recount is likely. “We’re going to have a recount for president more than likely and people will see those outcomes stay essentially the same,” Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system implementation manager, told reporters on Thursday afternoon. “We anticipate most recounts do not make differences. But in the past, we weren’t involving the paper in that, especially this volume of hand-marked paper,” he added. Approximately 47,000 ballots are left to count in the southern state, which delivers the winner 16 electoral votes. According to the latest unofficial results, President Donald Trump was ahead in the state, with 2.43 million votes to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s 2.42 million. That’s 49.5 percent to 49.2 percent. Georgia law allows a candidate to request a recount if the margin between candidates is less than or equal to 0.5 percent. If a …

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