For the first time since 1992, here's how Georgia went blue

Catoosa County Board of Elections member Rickey Kittle hands a reviewed ballot to Catoosa County Board of Elections member Phil Langston during the first day of recounts for the 2020 election at the Catoosa County Elections office on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Ringgold, Ga. (Troy Stolt/Chattanooga Times Free Press)

As the results came trickling in on election night, there were no surprises with how well Donald Trump fared in Northwest Georgia. The reliably Republican sector of the state carried Trump with an average of 79% of the vote.

However, as the week went on, Georgia was thrust into the national spotlight as President-elect Joe Biden gained significant ground on Trump's early lead in the state as mail-in ballots from cities that historically lean Democratic were counted.

As of Friday afternoon, Biden was leading by about 14,000 votes in Georgia, and multiple media outlets called the state for him. If the results hold through a pending recount and get certified, Biden will be the first Democrat to win the state since Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992.

All 159 election offices are recounting ballots by hand following an order from Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state.