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Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

Cobb County Election officials handle ballots during an audit, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in...
Cobb County Election officials handle ballots during an audit, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. A hand tally of the nearly 5 million votes cast in the presidential race in Georgia had entered its fourth day Monday.(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 9:53 AM CST
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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.

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