ATLANTA — As partisans celebrated and protested Democrat Joe Biden’s victory, some Georgia counties are inching toward a final count of ballots in the state elections.
Biden continues to narrowly lead President Donald Trump in the contest for Georgia’s 16 electoral votes. The Associated Press declared Biden the nationwide winner Saturday, but hasn’t called a winner in Georgia.
In Midtown and at Freedom Park in Atlanta, a rally broke into a dance party to celebrate the declaration of Biden’s win. At the State capitol, hundreds of Trump supporters rallied to allege the election has been stolen from their candidate.
No substantiated allegations of fraud have come to light.
All eyes will stay on Georgia through the runoff election in January for two key Senate seats. Incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue will face Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff. In the other seat, Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler faces Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Johnny Isakson’s retirement.
Our team of journalists will continue to be up around the clock to offer the latest developments and insights as the count goes on.
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6 a.m. | Thanks to 2,187 votes from Fulton County that came in at 2:40 a.m., Biden’s lead grew to 10,195 votes in Georgia. Of those votes, 576 were for President Trump and 1,611 were for President-elect Biden. It is unclear as to how many ballots remain to be counted across the Peach State.
5:55 a.m. | Both Trump and Biden supporters took to the streets of Atlanta for much of the afternoon and into the night on Saturday. In Midtown, streets were blocked as people danced, cheered and waved flags.
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