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US election: Georgia recount finds uncounted ballots

Some 2,600 uncounted ballots found in Floyd County, Trump was behind Biden by 14,000 votes

Ovunc Kutlu   | 17.11.2020
US election: Georgia recount finds uncounted ballots File Photo - Voters head to polls during election day in the United States on November 05, 2019.

ANKARA 

A recount of votes in the US state of Georgia has found more than 2,600 uncounted ballots in Floyd County, according to reports late Monday.

In the Peach State, President-elect Joe Biden was ahead of President Donald Trump by some 14,000 votes, or 0.3%, according to the Associated Press.

Trump and the Republican Party had requested a recount and the state started recounting approximately 5 million ballots by hand on Friday since it does not have an automatic recount process.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger instructed county elections officials on Friday to ensure political parties can monitor the recount process.

Floyd County Republican Party Chair Luke Martin said uncounted ballots does not appear to be a statewide issue, while other counties in Georgia have not found uncounted ballots so far. 


Trump insists on claiming there was "voter fraud" in the 2020 election. If his defeat in Georgia is confirmed after recount, it will be a historical loss for Republicans in the predominantly red southeastern state.

Amid objections against election results, the Trump campaign currently has lawsuits in five different states -- Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona and Nevada.


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