President-elect Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes out of nearly 5 million votes counted in the state. Almost all of the ballots have been counted, although counties have until Friday to certify their results.
Once the results of the manual recount are certified, the losing campaign can then request another recount, which will be performed by machine, Raffensperger said.
There is no mandatory recount law in Georgia, but state law provides for this option for a candidate who follows if the margin is less than 0.5 percentage point. Biden’s lead was 0.28 percentage points on Wednesday morning.
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