Most of the focus on Georgia’s vote count falls on the presidential race, and for good reason. Donald Trump has an 18,000-vote lead that has consistently narrowed since Election Night as ballots from the Atlanta area get counted. NBC’s Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that only 5,000 or so are left to tally in Fulton County, although “tens of thousands” are still outstanding elsewhere in the state:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 5, 2020
Fulton County elections chief Rick Barron said officials will release more vote totals around 11 a.m. Thursday.
“We’ve scanned 137,134 ballots, we have adjudicated 132,272,” Barron said Thursday morning. “I told the vote review panel an hour ago to come back at 10 a.m. because I didn’t figure it was enough to have them wait around until we had a more significant total to give them.”
“We are going to finish up this morning,” he said.
Fulton County elections officials Thursday morning were close to completing the arduous task of processing and counting the last of approximately 140,000 absentee-by-mail ballots.