They are still counting the votes in Georgia, and it is really, really close. Although Democrat Joe Biden overtook President Donald Trump early Friday, his leadership is too narrow, and under Georgia law a candidate may request a request if the margin is within 0.5 percentage points, which is the case here .
We asked Kate Brumback, a reporter for The Associated Press in Atlanta, what could happen next.
Is this all going on?
With a small margin, the Secretary of State said that there would probably be a meeting this morning. Either candidate may request. The Trump campaign is underway right now, and it looks like he will be likely to ask for one. But if Trump goes ahead, it could be a Biden campaign asking for a campaign.
How will it work?
Well, according to the Secretary of State’s office, recruitment will be done on a high-speed scanner at each county’s central election office.
So first they build a test deck and count them by hand. Then they put those same ballots through the scanner and see if they match tall. If they do, and the election worker determines that the scanner is working correctly, every single ballot will be saved again.
how it ends?
Surely it is going to tell in this matter very soon. But AP’s research shows that there have been at least 31 statewide results since 2000. And only three of them changed the result of the election. The initial margins in those races were all under 300 votes.