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Joe Biden’s lead in Georgia has slightly decreased to 12,929, after a memory card of 2,755 uncounted votes was found in Fayette county.
New: a memory card was found during the audit in Fayette county with 2,755 votes. Decreased Biden statewide lead by 449. New margin total statewide in GA is a 12,929 lead for Biden
More Georgia audit stats from counties that are done so far:
57 counties had no change in original+tally results
21 were within +/- 1 vote
32 within single digits
Counties are still quality controlling data, too. #gapol
The Guardian’s Sam Levine reports on the Trump campaign’s legal efforts in Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia election officials did not improperly block Donald Trump’s campaign from observing the counting of mail-in ballots, the Pennsylvania supreme court ruled 5-2 on Tuesday, a major blow to the president’s already flailing legal efforts.
The decision was 5–2 because two justices wouldn’t have even decided the case, preferring to rule that it is moot. The principal dissent also explicitly says that throwing out valid ballots would not be an appropriate remedy anyway. This is a total loss for the Trump campaign. https://t.co/BYJ1xThkxQ