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Georgia Poll Watcher Explains State's Recount of Votes for President

Georgia is on America's mind. At 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, the state is supposed to complete its recount of votes in the presidential election.

Brant Frost V, second vice chairman of Georgia’s Republican Party, joins the show to explain the state’s recount process and why he is suspicious of the recount in Fulton County, which includes the city of Atlanta. Frost also describes his own experience as a poll watcher and why Georgia appears to be turning a little more blue with each election.

We also cover these stories:

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Scott Atlas, a top adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, counsels families to gather for Thanksgiving if they can.
  • Joe Biden identifies who some of his top White House officials would be if he is inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. 

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