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The winner of the presidential race has yet to be determined in Georgia, which remains one of the most closely watched battlefield states of the entire 2020 campaign. Some counties continue to count votes in a very likely manner. helps determine the fate of not only the presidency, but also the balance of power in the Senate and the final composition of the House of Representatives. This is the current position of the state.
As of midday Wednesday, President Trump is ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden in Georgia by about 80,000 votes, according to the Associated Press data.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a press conference late Wednesday morning that about 200,000 votes remained untold and added that he believes the votes will be counted by the end of today.
He added that a large portion of the untold votes are in Fulton County and Dekalb County, two regions that make up parts of the Atlanta metro area, which is overwhelming Biden. The Foreign Minister said there were more than 50,000 early and absentee votes that were not counted in the Dekalb district. Officials in Fulton County said they have about 67,000 votes left to scan and adjudicate, and hope to be completed by the end of the night.
Prior to the election, the NPR classified Georgia as a messy race, as Biden held the lead in the thin vote in the state and its tradition of voting for the Republicans. As the race continues to tighten, winning 16 Georgia electoral votes will be a key win for either candidate.
With near current margins, it’s important to note that Georgia doesn’t have an automatic re-inventory trigger margin. Candidates are allowed to request recount, sponsored by the state, if the winning rate is less than half a percentage point.
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No winner was declared in either of Georgia’s Senate races. One race was too close to call, while the other, a special election contest, was heading to a race in January.
In the special election race, Democrat Raphael Warnock took a slight lead over Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, but neither candidate could secure 50% of the required votes. to avoid an overflow. By law, if no candidate receives more than half of the vote, the top two candidates are disqualified.
In the second Senate race, Republican Senator David Perdue is ahead of his challenger, Democrat Jon Ossoff, about 160,000 votes. But once again, ballots continued to count in the metro-Atlanta area, which was leaning towards Ossoff.
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Eyes are also on Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, where Democratic candidate Carolyn Bourdeaux now heads Republican Rich McCormick. The district is now controlled by Republican Rep. Rob Woodall, who beat Bourdeaux in 2018 with just over 400 votes.