Georgia Recount of Votes is Underway

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has ordered a recount for the General Election that was held last week, which will mean all votes in Chattooga County and the other 158 counties throughout the state will be recounted in the upcoming days.  Raffensperger says that his office is moving quickly on the recount, which could affect the outcome of the two hotly-contested U.S. Senate races.

Under Georgia law, a candidate must have “50% +1” in order to be considered the winner of a race and avoid a runoff election.  The Secretary of State is responsible for seeing that the vote is recounted in such cases.  However, the “50% + 1” rule does NOT apply to Presidential races.

As of Sunday, former Vice-President Joe Biden held a .02% lead over President Donald Trump in the vote-count in Georgia.