Joe Biden maintains lead in Georgia after hand recount

 Joe Biden maintains lead in Georgia after hand recount

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Gwinnett County election workers handling ballots as part of the recount on Nov. 16. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images

Georgia election officials released the results of the state’s hand ballot recount of the 5 million votes cast in the presidential election on Thursday.

Why it matters: The report concludes that President-elect Joe Biden is ahead of President Trump by 12,284 votes, slightly narrowing Biden’s lead of around 14,000 before the risk-limiting audit.

The big picture: Although Georgia does not have mandatory recount laws, the state permits a recount if the mar

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