Senate runoffs decided, but one Georgia county plans a recount anyway

ATLANTA — Georgia’s Senate runoffs weren’t as close as the contentious presidential election, but one county is planning a full audit of every ballot to verify the results. Bartow County Elections Supervisor Joseph Kirk announced Friday that election workers will manually recount the county’s 43,000 ballots cast in the runoffs, checking the accuracy of machine counts. “The whole reason we have these paper ballots is to confirm that we counted properly,” Kirk said Friday. “This is a key step in promoting public confidence. Whether the results are close or not, we should always be working toward…

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