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WATCH: Georgia secretary of state says 61,000 ballots are waiting to be counted

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will give an update on his state’s vote count Thursday morning.

With an estimated 99% of the vote counted there, President Donald Trump’s lead over Biden has shrunk to about 18,000 votes. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Thursday morning that there were approximately 61,000 ballots still outstanding.

Raffensperger spoke at 10:30 a.m. ET. Watch the news conference live in the video player above.

That includes mailed ballots from population-dense counties in the Atlanta metro region that lean Democratic. Biden is overperforming Hillary Clinton’s 2016 showing in those counties, including in their more upscale suburban reaches.

At stake in Georgia are 16 electoral votes. All absentee ballots were due Tuesday.

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