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Georgia audit to trigger hand recount of presidential vote

On Wednesday, Georgia election officials announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said that his office wants the process to begin by the end of the week and expects it to take until November 20.

Video Transcript

JULIE HYMAN: All right, I just wanted to update you on the breaking news that we told you about a few moments ago having to do with the state of Georgia. The Secretary of State there, Brad Raffensperger, said there is going to be a hand recount of the ballots there. The vote margin there is around 14,000 with Joe Biden having the advantage over Donald Trump. That's a margin of about a little more than a quarter percent.

The recount there then would be automatically triggered in many states if there is a margin of either a half a percent or 1% or less, it triggers an automatic recount. The issue here is how long this recount will take. It would be unusual with a margin of 14,000, even though it sounds small, it is large enough, it would be unusual for the vote to go in the other direction once the recount is completed. Still, we'll keep an eye on.