Election: Hand recount ordered in Georgia for presidential race

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday ordered the state’s counties to recount by hand all votes cast in the presidential race. Democrat Joe Biden led President Donald Trump by a little more than 14,000 votes as of Wednesday morning, and Trump has championed a recount. State election officials have said the recount is unlikely to erase President-elect Biden’s narrow lead. Raffensperger, a Republican, has been criticized by Trump supporters who have claimed without evidence that there was fraud.   
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