Georgia hand recount: How does it work and when will it be done?
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Georgia began recounting its nearly 5 million ballots by hand on Friday after President Trump and the Republican Party requested a statewide audit.
Georgia began recounting its nearly 5 million ballots by hand on Friday after President Trump and the Republican Party requested a statewide audit. Despite the president's unverified claims that widespread voter fraud tainted the results of the 2020 presidential election, many news outlets have already declared former Vice President Joe Biden to be the projected victor. SENATE RUNOFFS: GEORGIA OFFICIALS WARN PEOPLE NOT TO MOVE TO STATE JUST TO VOTE According to the Fox News Decision Desk, Biden leads the president by 0.3%, or just over 14,000 votes in Georgia. The Associated Press said it would not yet call the race because it is the organization's practice not to do so when a recount is required or likely. If Biden emerges victorious, he will have clinched the Peach State's 16 electoral votes -- flipping a historically-red southern battleground. State election recounts are conducted either when the margin of victory in a race is extremely slim or when one candidate or party requests one following an election. The…