Who Is Winning the Election in Georgia? It’s Close as Votes Are Counted in Atlanta

Who Is Winning the Election in Georgia? It’s Close as Votes Are Counted in Atlanta

Dozens of people worked through absentee ballots, wearing masks and pausing for sips of coffee and water at State Farm Arena

In Fulton County, counting the 42,400 absentee ballots is expected to play a crucial role in determining whether President Trump carries Georgia.

ATLANTA—In Fulton County, counting the 42,400 absentee ballots is expected to play a crucial role in determining whether President Trump carries Georgia, as he did four years ago, or whether Democrat Joe Biden gets a win.

The race for president is so tight that it comes down to fights over counties such as Fulton—Georgia’s most populous county that includes most of Atlanta—in battleground states.

In Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, dozens of people worked through absentee ballots Wednesday afternoon. Wearing masks and pausing for sips of coffee and water, each Fulton County worker sifted through piles of ballots as the sun began to set through the windows behind them.

By late afternoon, the county had between 25,000 and 30,000 more ballots left, said Ralph Jones, a county election official. “Things are going smoothly,” he said, adding that he expected his workers to be done by Wednesday evening.

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