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Trump leads Biden by 1,775 votes; Vernon Jones to appear with Trump Jr.

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Trump leads Biden by 1,775 votes; Vernon Jones to appear with Trump Jr.

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Vernon Jones


This story has been updated. 

DeKalb County, GA — The state of Georgia is within Joe Biden’s reach as he trails Donald Trump by fewer than 2,000 votes as of 9:12 p.m., Nov. 5.

11 Alive reporter Chenue Her previously reported there were 16,105 ballots left to count.

The counting in DeKalb County, which voted overwhelmingly for Biden, has ended. Trump has received 2,447,023 votes statewide. Biden has received 2,445,321 votes.

In related news, former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones is attending a conference headlined by Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Doug Collins and Georgia Republican National Committeewoman Ginger Howard on Thursday evening. It was supposed to start at 6 p.m. but has been delayed to 7:30 p.m. The presser is being held at the state party headquarters.

To see a live stream of the press conference, click here.

Jones, who most recently served as a state representative, decided to resign his state House seat, before changing his mind and serving the remainder of his term. But he decided not to run for re-election this year. He was also facing a challenge to his residency when he decided not to run again. The Democratic politician also endorsed Donald Trump, which brought him notoriety within Republican circles.

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