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Vote counting continues in Fulton and DeKalb with no answer on how many votes are left

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Vote counting continues in Fulton and DeKalb with no answer on how many votes are left

Kenyette Barnes, a volunteer with New Georgia Project at the Coan Recreation Center polling location in Kirkwood Tuesday evening Nov 3, 2020. Photo by Dean Hesse.
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UPDATE at 11:55 a.m.

DeKalb County now reports there are 48,000 votes still uncounted. For the full story click here

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Here is our earlier story …

DeKalb County, GA — Election Night ended with Georgia being too close to call for either President Trump or Joe Biden.

Trump led Biden by 117,793 as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 4.

As of 8:32 a.m. on Nov. 4, two of the state’s largest and most Democratic counties – DeKalb County and Fulton County – have not completed counting. There’s no clear answer on how many votes are left to be counted in these counties. If it’s more than Trump’s lead, it’s very likely the state could swing in Biden’s direction.

Baoky Vu, a member of the DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections, said there are “likely” 90,000 votes left to be counted in DeKalb County.

According to Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein, at least one top Democratic official believes the votes for Biden are there.

An initial analysis from the AJC also says there are 239,000 absentee ballots that haven’t been counted, and estimated “tens of thousands of votes” haven’t been counted in DeKalb County and a burst water pipe had delayed counting in Fulton County. The AJC later updated those numbers with a new estimate showing a minimum of 236,549 votes remaining statewide, of which DeKalb County has 46,441 outstanding and Fulton has 63,778.

Reporter Joe Ripley with 11 Alive indicates there may be some fluidity to the number of remaining votes in DeKalb County.

Decaturish will be following up on this story throughout the day.

 

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