The margin between Trump and Biden in Georgia shrunk even more Thursday morning as some 10,000 additional votes were counted in Fulton County, the state’s most populous county, which continues to process and tabulate ballots.
Trump now holds onto his lead in Georgia by just 23,009 votes. He has 49.6% of the vote — 2,429,783 — while Biden has 49.1% — 2,406,774.
There are about 7,500 votes left to be counted in Fulton County. It’s unclear how many remain outstanding statewide.
Military votes and overseas ballots must be received by Friday to be counted in Georgia’s race, while provisional ballots must also be processed by Friday.
There are no mandatory or automatic recounts in the Peach State. A candidate may request a recount if they lose by less than 0.5% of total votes cast in the race. The deadline to request a recount is two business days after statewide election results are certified.