Georgia's first full day of hand recount runs 'smoothly'

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Georgia's first full day of a hand recount of ballots went "smoothly," election officials said Saturday.
Georgia residents stood in line as they waited to vote in Georgia during early voting for the general election late last month. File Photo by Tami Chappell/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 14 (UPI) --

The hand recount, which Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced earlier this week, started at 9 a.m. Friday with a midnight deadline to finish Wednesday. President-Elect Joe Biden was within the .5% margin of President Donald Trump, triggering a recount under state law upon request.

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The state has until Nov. 20 to certify the nearly 5 million ballots after completion of the recount in 159 counties, which Raffensberger has also…
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