ATLANTA (AP)– Joe Biden took the lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia early Friday as vote counting continued, with bit more than 900 votes separating the candidates after about five million votes were cast in the state.
The Associated Press has not stated a winner in Georgia since the race in between the Republican president and the Democratic nominee remains prematurely to call.
Biden took the lead when results were updated early Friday by Clayton County, part of which is in Georgia’s fifth Congressional District, long held by Democrat Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights leader who passed away in July.
” It’s fantastic, that’s my point,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson told The Associated Press Friday morning by phone. “Dr. (Martin Luther) King and John Lewis speak from their tombs today. The incredible hosts rejoice.”
The Secretary of State’s workplace said Friday early morning that fewer than 8,200 absentee tallies remained to be tallied and 8,900 tallies sent out to military and overseas voters had yet to be returned.
Counties also have provisional tallies to examine and perhaps contribute to their overalls, along with absentee tallies that require to be “cured” by voters Friday. Tallies cast prior to Election Day by military voters and citizens living overseas must be received by 5 p.m. Friday to be tallied.
Gabriel Sterling, who has supervised the implemen