Election 2020

Hand Count Of Georgia Ballots: One DeKalb Volunteer’s View

On WABE’s “Morning Edition,” Deborah Neal shared what her long days of ballot counting were like.
On WABE’s “Morning Edition,” Deborah Neal shared what her long days of ballot counting were like.
Credit Deborah Neal

Wednesday is the deadline for the hand count of ballots in Georgia’s presidential race to come to an end.

In DeKalb County, volunteer Deborah Neal was eager to share what her long days of ballot counting were like with WABE’s “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam.

Neal began by telling Rayam how she’s feeling now that her part of this arduous task is over.

The hand count of nearly 5 million Georgia votes stemmed from an audit required by a new state law. The count is not in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or to an official recount request.

The law requires the audit to be done before the counties’ certified results can then be certified by the state.

The deadline for the counties to complete the audit is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, ahead of the Friday deadline for state certification.

 

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