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Fulton County: Election workers have processed all absentee-by-mail ballots

By Ben Brasch – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dan Klepal – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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UPDATE: 1:15 p.m.: Fulton County officials say election workers have completed processing absentee-by-mail ballots. 

Fulton elections head Richard Barron said that 145,748 absentee-by-mail ballots have been processed.

Of that, he said, results of 138,000 have been posted online and 1,200 more absentees that required more signature verification will come later today — meaning there’s a difference of roughly 7,000 between what’s been processed and what’s been posted.

There are still 3,600 provisional ballots and an undetermined amount of military overseas ballots left to be finalized. The deadline for those is 5 p.m. Friday.

UPDATE 7:27 a.m.: Fulton County elections chief Rick Barron said officials will release more vote totals around 11 a.m. Thursday.