An apparent nitrogen line burst at the plant killed six people and sent 11 others to the hospital.
A record three-million-plus people have voted early, officials say, in elections that will determine control of the chamber and with it the ability to block or advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's agenda.
US President Donald Trump has pressured Georgia's top election official to "find" enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state, according to excerpts of a recording of the hour-long call released by the Washington Post.
Presidential electors plan to cast their ballots in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The results will be tallied in Washington on January 6 in a joint session of Congress.
Before departing for the state, Trump called on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to hold a special session of the state legislature over election results there.
All the opposition parties have denounced as rigged the October 31 parliamentary elections and have staged mass protests, calling for snap polls – a demand the ruling Georgian Dream party has rejected.
“Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said during a news conference at the state Capitol.
A hand recount of Georgia state's five million ballots has confirmed that Joe Biden is the first US Democratic presidential candidate to win the southern state in almost three decades.
With right-wing militia group the Proud Boys also among those attending the Trump supporters' rally, a large security presence was deployed to prevent clashes with anti-Trump events outside the Supreme Court.
President-elect Joe Biden solidified his victory over Trump in the US election with a win in traditionally Republican-leaning Georgia, according to US media.
The ruling Georgian Dream party led by billionaire ex-prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, which won the October 31 polls with a two-percent margin, has flatly denied the accusations of electoral fraud.
President Donald Trump continues to mount legal challenges in battleground states even as his campaign loses court rulings in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Joe Biden’s lead in Arizona is narrowing but he appears to be closing in on an overall win.
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