UPDATE: Abrams' campaign claims discovery of ballots not reported by state

UPDATE: Abrams' campaign claims discovery of ballots not reported by state
(Source: Raycom Media)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - UPDATE: According to the Abrams for Governor campaign staff and volunteers, over 30,000 ballots have yet to be counted.

The Abrams campaign maintains its position that every vote in this election must be counted.

According to Abrams' team, over 1,300 in-person early votes are missing, over 2,600 votes cast by mail are missing and over 26,000 provisional ballots are also missing.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, there are only 21,190 outstanding provisional ballots yet to be counted.

Ballots are still being counted until Tuesday, November 13.

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A federal court has ordered an extension in Dougherty County to have absentee ballots counted and certified.

Absentee ballots will be counted until Tuesday, November 13. Anything postmarked before Nov. 6 will be counted. If a ballot is postmarked after Nov. 6, it will not be counted.

“This ruling is a victory for democracy in Georgia,” said attorney Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Abrams for Governor campaign chair and leading member of the Abrams for Governor legal team. “Our team will continue to take legal action as necessary until every eligible vote is counted and every voter’s voice is heard. Georgia voters deserve to know that their votes will count, and we will continue to fight for every vote.”
Democratic Party of Georgia

Friday morning, a temporary restraining order was issued against Dougherty County stopping the certification of ballots.

The county planned to have all the ballots counted and certified by 5 p.m. Friday.

This will impact mostly military absentee ballots which were expected to be finished by Friday.

Another hearing was scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday to provide more evidence in the lawsuit.

The federal court named Spencer Lee as the defense attorney for the Dougherty County Board of Elections. Lee was not present during Friday morning’s hearing.

After the hearing, Lee told WALB that he had no comment but could not confirm if he would be representing the Dougherty County Board of Elections.

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