• Bassma Al Jandaly, Editor In Chief

Biden takes the lead in traditionally Republican Georgia




The former vice president's Joe Biden surprising strength in Georgia stemmed from huge turnout from Black voters in Fulton County and other suburbs around Atlanta, fatigue with Trump in Georgia's fast-growing suburbs -- which have become increasingly young and diverse in recent years -- and assiduous work over more than a decade to boost Democratic registration in the state.


"Right now, Georgia remains too close to call. Of approximately 5 million votes cast, we'll have a margin of a few thousand," Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a news conference Friday, adding, "with a margin that small, there will be a recount in Georgia."

There is no automatic recount in Georgia, but a candidate can request a recount after votes are certified if the results are within 0.5%.


Trump's campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said in a statement earlier Friday, "Georgia is headed for a recount, where we are confident we will find ballots improperly harvested, and where President Trump will ultimately prevail."


No Democratic presidential nominee has won the state since Bill Clinton in 1992. Clinton narrowly defeated former President George H.W. Bush in that state in part because he and Bush were in a three-way race that included Ross Perot, an independent candidate for the presidency.



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