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Ga. winding down vote count before audit, likely recount

By Staff reports, AJC

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Former Vice President Joe Biden was projected Saturday to be the next president of the United States, but as of Sunday morning President Donald Trump was not conceding the race amid the lawsuits his campaign has filed against election results.

Georgia is still too close to call, but Biden has steadily expanded his lead over Trump as elections officials count the last outstanding ballots.

Highlights:

In Georgia, Biden led Trump by roughly 10,200 votes in the latest tally released overnight by the Secretary of State’s Office. Few ballots remain to be counted, though exactly how many is unclear

Stacey Abrams, credited with laying the groundwork for Democratic success in Georgia, predicted the outcome wouldn’t change even with a recount.

Biden no longer needs Georgia’s 16 electoral votes to secure his election, but Democrats still see the state as a monumental prize

Here’s the latest:

3:05 p.m.

Georgia aims to get final ballots counted by Monday before audit begins

Election workers plan to finish counting almost all votes in Georgia by the end of the day Monday as President-elect Joe Biden held a 10,195-vote lead.