Georgia secretary of state tests negative, wife tests positive for COVID-19

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is in quarantine after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

Tricia Raffensperger tested positive Thursday, Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs told The Associated Press. Brad Raffensperger was en route to get tested and plans to self-quarantine as a precaution even if his test is negative, Fuchs said.

On Friday, a spokesperson with the Secretary of State's office confirmed that Raffensperger's test came back negative. However, Raffensperger will continue to quarantine for another 10 days.

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Raffensperger on announced that Georgia would conduct a by-hand recount of the 2020 presidential election results.

President-elect Joe Biden currently leads President Trump by 14,000 votes in the Peach State. However, the margin is so tight that it requires a recount.

The Secretary of State's Office has said there’s no evidence of systemic problems with the voting or the count.

Raffensperger was scheduled to hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.