Georgia: “Thousands of provisional ballots remain uncounted in Fulton County”


A day after the election, the governor’s  race remained in limbo, with Secretary of State Brian Kemp declaring victory and Democrat Stacey Abrams vowing to hang in the race until every vote is counted.

A number of other races could result in a recount, including the 6th District Congressional contest between Republican Rep. Karen Handel and Lucy McBath. McBath, a Democrat, was ahead by fewer than 3,000 votes as of Wednesday afternoon, and the margin was less than 1 percent.

Some of the provisional ballots in question were cast at three Atlanta precincts that were ordered by a judge to remain open late. Votes cast by people who joined the line after the normal 7 p.m. close were required to be provisional, the Fulton elections director said, so they could be separated from other votes if the judge’s order is overturned.

Barron said he did not know how many of the total provisional ballots came from those precincts.


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