Voters in the congressional district represented by the late John Lewis were responsible for casting the ballots that pushed Joe Biden past Donald Trump in Georgia as America anxiously awaits the presidential election results.
Absentee ballots from Clayton County voters were tabulated overnight and have given Biden the slimmest of leads over Trump, whose path to winning 270 electoral college votes were all but eliminated by the early morning developments. As of about 6:30 Friday morning, Biden was enjoying a lead of more than 1,000 votes. It was a significant achievement considering he trailed Trump by hundreds of thousands of votes after all of the ballots cast on Election Day were counted.
It was the votes submitted via mail and dropped off at polling places in Clayton County during the early voting period that proved to be the difference.
The location of where the votes originated matters, as those ballots were cast by the former constituents of John Lewis, the civil rights icon whose famous promise to make “good trouble” has apparently come back to haunt Trump, who disparaged the longtime Georgia congressman in life as well as in death.
Lewis represented Georgia’s 5th Congressional District — which includes parts of Fulton, Dekalb and Clayton counties as well as Atlanta and nearby suburbs — from 1987 until his death in July.
This is a developing story that will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Dueling ‘Count Every Vote’ And 'Stop The Steal' Election Protests Erupt As Biden Nears Victory
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Ballot boxes dancing to Missy Elliot is how Philadelphia is doing right now pic.twitter.com/eQgbDuUS35— Josie Ensor (@Josiensor) November 6, 2020
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“Kettling” is a hyper-violent, dangerous, escalation tactic by police. Traps a crowd of people in a confined space for a prolonged time. Human Rights Watch just found the NYPD committed international human rights violations in the Bronx for the tactic in June. Tonight the NYPD: https://t.co/kpCclz2WnR— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) November 5, 2020
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The NYPD is rioting on the streets because Trump is losing. https://t.co/5iENsGtBZG— amanda wallwin (@amandawallwin) November 5, 2020
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this is a public park pic.twitter.com/3xnoZILZ2C— New York Year Zero (@newyorkyearzero) November 6, 2020
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Right on time:— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 6, 2020
Alex Jones just showed up at the Maricopa County election center to do his batshit crazy thing...https://t.co/kMNZrLa4fr
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We received this video of NYPD officers inciting violence at the We Choose Freedom march earlier, using batons to shove heckling protesters. @NYPDnews @NYPDShea @NYCMayor— PROTEST_NYC (@protest_nyc) November 6, 2020
Thanks to the anonymous tipster. pic.twitter.com/d058FzBdXq
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The most joyous rally up Lafayette Street and there are about about 5, 6 maybe 7 times the number of nypd, why???? I’ve never seen anything like this before, and I’ve shot many protests. pic.twitter.com/tdI7hFVzbP— Nina Roberts (@ninarobertsnyc) November 6, 2020
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Another arrest. “Bitch where are my shoes?!?” pic.twitter.com/iYPfEnqAVW— Scott Heins (@scottheins) November 6, 2020
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“No homophobia No transphobia” up Lafayette pic.twitter.com/MhNZ2foOnb— Scott Heins (@scottheins) November 6, 2020
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