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Election workers started work on Friday to audit by hand the county's ballots from the Nov. 3 General Election.

Cherokee County's portion of the statewide audit of the Nov. 3 General Election results will be completed by Wednesday's deadline, officials said.

Work began on Friday and the results will be verified and transmitted to the Georgia Secretary of State's office by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, county spokeswoman Erika Neldner said. The process is being observed by four-person teams of representatives of both the Democratic and Republican parties.

Records show 145,539 of Cherokee County's 190,531 registered voters participated in the election, a turnout of 76.3 percent.

In Georgia, Democrat Joe Biden leads President Trump by 14,155 votes. In Cherokee County, Trump got 57,793 more votes than Biden.

Incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will face respectively Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in runoffs on Jan. 5. Early voting for the runoff begins Dec. 14. 

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