With a small margin in Georgia, a recount is inevitable, state officials say.

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – “With a margin that small, there will be a recount in Georgia,” the secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, said on Friday at the state Capitol.He added: “The final tally in Georgia at this point has huge implications for the entire country. The stakes are high and emotions are high on all sides. We will not let those debates distract us from our work. We will get it right, and we will defend the integrity of our elections.”Gabriel Sterling, an official with the secretary of state’s office, said that a pool of about 4,200 ballots — most of them absentee ballots — remained to be tallied in four counties: Floyd, Cobb, Cherokee and Gwinnett, where the largest tranche is to be counted and which contains Atlanta suburban communities that have gone from leaning Republican to leaning Democratic in recent years. The state must also deal with ballots from military and overseas voters, which will be counted if they arrived in the mail before the end of business on Friday and were postmarked by Tuesday.Mr. Sterling said that the unofficial tally of the votes could be completed by the end of the weekend.Flipping Georgia, a state last won by a Democrat in 1992, and where Mr. Trump won by more than 200,000 votes four years ago, would represent a significant political shift this year. The state has shown signs of trending blue, and when Mr. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the state in 2016, he did so by five percentage points, a far slimmer margin than Republicans had enjoyed in previous presidential elections.- Advertisement – Stacey Abrams, who earlier this year was on the Biden campaign’s short list of potential vice-presidential candidates, was celebrated as Mr. Biden took the lead on Friday, a sign of her remarkable ascent as a power broker since her failed bid for governor of that state in 2018.Celebrities, activists and voters across Georgia credited Ms. Abrams with building a well-funded network of organizations that highlighted voter suppression in the state and inspired an estimated 800,000 residents to register to vote. ATLANTA — The presidential race in Georgia is so close that a recount is inevitable, Georgia’s secretary of state said on Friday.As of Saturday morning, Joseph R. Biden Jr. led President Trump in Georgia by more than 7,000 votes.- Advertisement – Ms. Abrams declined to comment on Friday. But in a tweet, she wrote, “My heart is full” and cited the work of other activists.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: VIVIENNE BANNON WINS THE CLONMANY FESTIVAL CUP AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgSat 9 Aug 2014 Carndonagh Football Classic.1. J Keenan, P O’Donnell, E McHugh, R Bell. 93 pts.2. Paddy Logue, Edmond Doherty, Alan Gracie, Paddy Harkin. 92 pts. 3. Ben Collins, Scott McElhinney, Oisin McGonigle, Kyle Harkin. 91 pts.4. Paul McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Seamus McLaughlin, Robin O’Doherty. 90 pts.5. Denis Clancy, John Friel, Christy Friel, Patsy Devlin. 88 pts.6. Sean McCormick, Aiden Bennett, Mark Taylor, Donna Bennett. 88 pts. 7. Paul Farren, Denis McElhinney, Patrick Farren, Michael Deeney. 88 pts.8. Tony O’Brien, Brian McElhinney, Kevin McCarron, Liam Doherty. 88 pts.Pressure Ball Team: Declan Catteison, Declan Devine, Martin Corry, Francis McGrenaghan. 34 pts.Ladies Team: Noeleen Gordon, Bernie McCarron, Brege Boyle, Breige Doherty 86.Longest Drive Gents: Ryan McLaughlin. Longest Drive Ladies: Jackie Doherty.Nearest the Pin: Cathy McGeoghegan. 30”.Fri 8 Aug 2014 Members Scramble1. D Mc Laughlin, J Gill, T O’Doherty, J Mulhall 24. 2. P Logue, R Logue, P Quigley, G Daly 24.3. M O’Mahoney, B Boyle, J McDermott, K McKeague. 24Clonmany Festival Cup 6th & 7th August 2014Ladies1. Vivienne Bannon (21) 39pts2. Theresa McLaughlin (20) 38ptsGross: Donna Bennett (13) 20gross3. Marie Gough (18) 36ptsB/9 Caoimhe Glover (36) 22ptsBest Day: Cathy McGeoghegan (17) 35ptsLady Visitor: Kathleen McKenna (36) 34ptsGents1. Paul Cox (15) 42pts2. Seamus Doherty (5) 42pts3. Gerry Reddin (11) 40pts4. Paul McLaughlin M (14) 40ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (2) 36ptsBest Day: Kevin Downey B (9) 39ptsB/9 Donal Carey (22) 21ptsVisitor: Tim Carthy (9) 38ptsTuesday 5th August Ladies & Gents Open.Ladies1. Cathy McGeoghegan (17) 33 pts.2. Therese Kennedy (10) 32 pts.Gross: Margaret Doherty (o) (10) 22 gross.3. Roisin Rooney (17) 32 pts.F/9: Breda McGuinness (16) 17 pts.B/9: Gertie Monagle (28) 15 pts.Gents1. Paul Rafferty (9) 37 pts.2. Tim Creedon (11) 34 pts.Gross: Alan Doherty (o) (3) 28 gross.3. Niall Dunn (13) 33 pts.F/9: Brian Ferry (10) 18 pts.B/9: Blaine Nugent (11) 17 pts.Forthcoming FixturesFriday Scramble every Friday Evening from 5 pm.Sat 16 Aug 2014 President’s Day – Mr Pascal Harper.Sun 17 Aug 2014 Guinness Anniversary Open on Glashedy.Tues 19Aug 2014 Lady Captain’s Day – Mrs Cathy McGeoghegan Day 1 (Draw Sheet)Sat 23Aug 2014 Lady Captain’s Day – Mrs Cathy McGeoghegan Day 2. (Draw Sheet)(Draw for Lady Captain’s Day to be made on Thurs 16 Aug 2014.)Tues 26 Aug 2014 Ladies & Gents Open – on The Old Links.GOLF NEWS: VIVIENNE BANNON WINS THE CLONMANY FESTIVAL CUP AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: August 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyliffingolfNoticesSportlast_img read more