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Georgia election officials ordered to review thousands of provisional ballots

Late Monday night, Judge Amy Totenberg ruled that state and local officials must conduct a "good faith review" of all…

Late Monday night, Judge Amy Totenberg ruled that state and local officials must conduct a “good faith review” of all provisional ballots that had been rejected because a voter’s name was not found on the voter registration list.

This includes Ved å bruke “all tilgjengelig registreringsdokumentasjon” fra velgerne for å verifisere deres identitet, i stedet for alene å relying på den velgerregistreringsliste. The Secretary of State’s office has reported that more than 21,000 provisional ballots were cast.

Totenberg has ordered the state to establish a hotline for voters to determine whether their provisional ballots were counted &#821

1; and if not, the reason why.

Totenberg’s ruling does not require the extension of any certification deadlines. Counties in Georgia have a 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday to certify their results. The ruling, however, does not have the secretary of state from certifying election results before Friday, giving the state more time to address various issues.

The state must certify the results by 5 p.m. on November 20.

The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed the day before the election by the group Common Cause Georgia.

In een aparte zaak op dinsdag, een federale rechter bestelde ambtenaren om alle afwezige ballotjes te verwerpen die was afgewezen wegens de datum van de geboorteverschillen. The Abrams campaign, along with the Georgia Democratic Party, had filed a lawsuit concerning the counting of rejected absentee ballots and provisional ballots.

The legal battles come as Georgia’s governor’s race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abram’s race remains undecided. Currently, CNN has not projected a winner, but Kemp is leading Abrams with 50.3% of the vote, while Abrams has 48.8%, and less than 60,000 votes differentiating the two. Abrams has refused to concede, with her campaign believing there are enough votes left to force the contest into a December 4 runoff.

CNN’s Tina Burnside and Curt Devine contributed to this report.

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