Vol­un­teers track down Ge­or­gia vot­ers by phone and on foot

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AT­LANTA — Vol­un­teers spread out Fri­day try­ing to find any bal­lots that could help Demo­crat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Repub­li­can Brian Kemp in their un­set­tled, too-close-to-call race for Ge­or­gia gover­nor.

Un­of­fi­cial re­turns show Kemp with an ad­van­tage, and he’s al­ready re­signed as sec­re­tary of state to start a tran­si­tion with the bless­ing of de­part­ing GOP Gov. Nathan Deal. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump weighed in with a tweet that said Kemp “ran a great race ... he won. It is time to move on!”

Yet Abrams sent out vol­un­teers and cam­paign staff in search of votes that she hopes could still tilt the mar­gin to­ward her.

Dozens of vol­un­teers called vot­ers who used a pro­vi­sional bal­lot to make sure they take steps to en­sure their vote — for Abrams or Kemp — is counted by Fri­day evening, the dead­line. Never for­get: A photo of a syn­a­gogue in flames on Nov. 10, 1938, is ex­hib­ited Fri­day Ber­lin for an an­niver­sary memo­rial about the Kristall­nacht at­tacks against Jews.

JOHN MACDOUGALL/GETTY-AFP

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