The New Paper

November 12, 2020

Georgia announces recount of presidential ballots

Georgia officials announced a hand recount of presidential ballots yesterday, citing the slim margin separating the two candidates. Georgia is one of two states that have not been called by the Associated Press (along with North Carolina), and president-elect Joe Biden currently leads in the state by 14k votes (or 0.3%). The recount is expected to be completed by November 20 (when Georgia is scheduled to certify its results).

More context: The term “president-elect” is widely used to refer to the projected winner of the presidential election. While the president is not formally elected until electoral college votes are cast, the projected winner has historically been referred to as “president-elect” during the period between the popular vote and inauguration in January.

Extra: Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has continued to launch a series of election-related legal challenges in several key battleground states.

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