Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A top Georgia elections official has lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence that have resulted.

Republican Gabriel Sterling specifically called on President Donald Trump to rein in his supporters.

AP Photo/Ben Gray

County election workers across Georgia have begun an official machine recount of the roughly 5 million votes cast in the presidential race in the state. The recount was requested by President Donald Trump after certified results showed him losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden by 12,670 votes, or 0.25%.

AP Photo/Mike Stewart

Election officials across Georgia are staring down a deadline to complete a hand tally of the presidential race in the state. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stemmed from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or an official recount request.

Second Georgia County Finds Previously Uncounted Votes

Nov 17, 2020
Bob Andres / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Georgia secretary of state's office says a second county has uncovered a trove of votes not previously included in the election results. 

Gabriel Sterling, a top official in the secretary of state’s office, says Fayette County failed to record 2,755 votes on a single memory card. Sterling says that when the votes are added to the totals, they won't change the overall outcome of the race. 

Democrat Joe Biden leads Republican President Donald Trump in Georgia. The uncounted votes were discovered during a hand tally stemming from an audit required by state law.


Athens News Matters: Panel

Nov 13, 2020

The panel discusses the week in news and politics including Ga’s recount of the presidential election, the local Western Judicial Circuit DA runoff, and CCSD's return to in-person learning