A group of election officials sit at a table in Clayton County to process ballots.

Clayton County election officials processed ballots overnight as the counting of ballots continues as normal.

Credit: Robin Kemp, Clayton Crescent

Friday afternoon on Political Rewind: The margins remain close in Georgia’s ballot count. Overnight, Democratic challenger Joe Biden surpassed President Donald Trump as absentee ballots continue to be counted.

Votes from Clayton County helped push Biden into the lead. The county south of Atlanta traditionally supports Democratic candidates and lies in the center of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis' former congressional district.

Three days after Election Day, more than 1,500 ballots separate the presidential candidates in Georgia.

In another important Georgia election, The New York Times has called the race for the 7th Congressional District in Atlanta's northwest suburbs. Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux flipped the U.S. House seat there in an important pickup for her party this election. 


Dr. Alan Abramowitz – Professor of political science, Emory University

Stephen Fowler – Politics reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Robin Kemp – Founder and writer, The Clayton Crescent

Tia Mitchell – Washington correspondent, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution