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- 270 needed to win.
- Biden: 273
- Trump: 214
At noon Saturday, Biden ahead of Trump in Georgia by 7,248 votes as elections officials continue to count advance/absentee and other “legal” ballots. The last Democrat to win Georgia — and 16 electoral votes — was Bill Clinton in the 1992 election.
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- Donald J. Trump (I) (Rep) 2,454,207 / 49.31%
- Joseph R. Biden (Dem) 2,461,455 / 49.4%
- Jo Jorgensen (Lib) 61,792 / 1.24%
Friday Update from SOS Brad Raffensperger: As of 3:00 p.m. today there are approximately 8,400 military and overseas ballots (UOCAVA), and 14,200 provisional ballots outstanding. The races remain “too close to call,” he says. An additional approximately 8,410 military and overseas absentee ballots have been sent out to requesters but not yet returned. Such ballots, if postmarked by Election Day, can be accepted within three days of Election Day. There are also more than 14,200 provisional ballots that have been received by county elections officials. Provisional ballots are used in several situations and handled differently based on the situation. If a voter tries to cast a ballot at the wrong precinct, they cast a provisional ballot and only the races relevant to their assigned precinct are counted. If a voter tries to cast a ballot in the wrong county, they are only eligible to cast ballots in statewide races. If a voter attempts to cast a ballot but is not listed as a registered voter, they vote a provisional ballot, which is set aside until county officials or the voter him or herself clarifies their registration status. Lastly, provisional ballots are used for any votes cast during court extended voting hours. There will likely be a recount in Georgia.
In the U.S. Senate race, there will be Jan. 5 runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and incumbent Republican David Perdue. Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock are already in the Jan. 5 runoff.
- David A. Perdue (I) (Rep) 2,453.679 / 49.81%
- Jon Ossoff (Dem) 2,357,910 / 47.87%
- Shane Hazel (Lib) 113,768 / 2.32%