As Georgia vote count drags on, tense standoff highlights America's deep divide

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Joe Biden, the US president-elect, has called for unity between Americans following four uniquely turbulent years under President Donald Trump and a deeply divisive election campaign.

The Republican incumbent has refused to concede and has accused his Democratic challenger, without evidence, of "stealing" the vote in key battleground states, like Georgia, where a recount is underway.

FRANCE 24 reports from downtown Atlanta, Georgia's largest city, where an angry face-off between rival supporters — some of them armed — highlights the depth of the divide between Democrats and Trump loyalists who refuse to accept his defeat.

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