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Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

Brad Raffensperger
Posted at 2:32 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 17:34:11-05

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Trump campaign requested a recount of the presidential ballots in Georgia, county election workers have just over a week to complete the new tally.

Gabriel Sterling, a top state elections official, said during a video news conference Monday that the counties can begin the recount at 9 a.m. Tuesday and must finish by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The election results certified last week showed Democrat Joe Biden beating Republican President Donald Trump by 12,670 votes out of about 5 million cast.

The Trump campaign on Saturday sent a formal request for a recount to the secretary of state’s office.