County's audit of votes in Georgia Senate runoff finds 5-vote difference

ATLANTA — One county’s audit of Georgia’s voting system found just a five-vote difference between machine and hand totals in this month’s U.S. Senate runoff election, according to findings released Thursday. The manual review of 43,000 ballots cast in Bartow County should give voters confidence in the outcome of the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue, county Elections Supervisor Joseph Kirk said. “We know every voter’s vote was accurately counted in Bartow County because we checked — one ballot at a time,” Kirk wrote in an audit report. “Now that every vote cast in th…

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