Georgia Audit to Trigger Hand Tally of Presidential Vote

Georgia’s secretary of state announced an audit of presidential election results that he said would be done with a full hand tally of ballots because the margin is so tight.

  • Published 11 November 2020
Election officials sort absentee and early voting ballots for counting inside Boston City Hall, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s secretary of state on Wednesday announced an audit of presidential election results that he said would be done with a full hand tally of ballots because the margin is so tight. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said at a news conference that his office wants the process to begin by the end of the week and he expects it to take until Nov. 20, which is the state certification deadline. “It…

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