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Georgia corrects news release, says election certification due later on Friday

FILE PHOTO: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gives an update on the state of the election and ballot count during a news conference at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Georgia’s Secretary of State corrected a news release certifying the state’s election results on Friday, saying the certification was still going on and would be finished later in the day.

Secretary Brad Raffensperger said earlier on Friday the state had certified its results, declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the U.S. presidential election in Georgia.

Reporting by Julia Harte; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall