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Gwinnett County says Dominion Voting Systems have reported remaining ballots but provisional ballots still need review

Election personnel check in provisional ballots at the Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections offices in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on November 7.

Dominion Voting Systems on Sunday afternoon pushed the remaining ballots in Gwinnett County to the Georgia secretary of state’s election reporting system, according to county spokesman Joe Sorenson.

But 965 provisional ballots still need to be reviewed by the Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections on Monday morning to determine their eligibility to be tabulated, Sorenson said in a statement.

The county experienced issues with the Dominion Voting System on Friday, which caused a day-long delay in reporting a crucial batch of votes.

On Saturday, Dominion Voting Systems technicians were unable to make the system adjustments that were necessary to complete an upload of results. 

CNN has not yet projected a winner in the Georgia race, but as of Sunday, President-elect Joe Biden holds the lead over Donald Trump by about 10,353 votes.

Condoleezza Rice congratulates Biden and Harris

Former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice visits "FOX & Friends" on September 10, 2019 in New York City.

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in a pair of tweets Sunday evening.

“Congratulations President-elect @JoeBiden and Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris, and to the American people who voted in record numbers showing the strength and vibrancy of our democracy,” Rice said before adding one more tweet.

Rice served under Republican President George W. Bush, who congratulated Biden in a phone call earlier Sunday and said that, while President Donald Trump has the right to pursue legal challenges and recounts, the 2020 race was “fundamentally fair” and “its outcome is clear.”

The gesture by Bush, the only living former Republican president, was a break from his party’s outgoing president, Trump, who has so far refused to concede the race.

Trump campaign announces Rep. Doug Collins to lead Georgia recount effort

Rep. Doug Collins speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on June 10 in Washington, DC. 

Fresh off his Senate campaign loss, Republican Rep. Doug Collins will lead President Donald Trump campaign’s recount team in Georgia, according to an announcement on Sunday from the Trump campaign. 

Collins on Tuesday night lost in Georgia’s special election Senate race, which CNN projected will head to a runoff between GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock.

The former top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Collins gained national prominence as one of the President’s most vocal defenders during the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Trump late last year.

CNN has not projected a winner in Georgia. President-elect Joe Biden currently leads in the state by 10,353 votes. About 99% of the ballots in the state have been tallied. A candidate in Georgia can request a recount if the margin is within 0.5% and only after the results are certified.

Biden slightly widens lead in Arizona's Maricopa County

The biggest county in Arizona released a new batch of votes Sunday evening – slightly growing President-elect Joe Biden’s lead there. 

Unofficial results released by the county’s elections officials show Biden now has a lead of 46,775 votes in the county – an increase of 754 from the total on Saturday.

This means Biden has a lead of 20,102 votes statewide over President Donald Trump. Arizona has about 94,000 ballots left to count, said C. Murphy Hebert, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Secretary of State.

Maricopa County still has 18,455 signature verified ballots left to count, 10,900 provisional ballots left to verify, and 3,700 early ballots left to verify.

The next ballot total update will take place Monday.

CNN has not projected a winner in the state.

Watch CNN’s Mark Preston explain Joe Biden’s lead in Arizona:

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Trump's former top economic adviser congratulates Biden and Harris