“With the margin being so close, it will require a full, by-hand recount in each county. This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass all at once. It will be a heavy lift but we will work with the counties to get this done in time for our state certification.”
Wednesday, Georgia‘s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, announced the state would conduct a hand recount. Currently, Joe Biden currently leads state-wide by around 14,000 votes.
From Fox News:
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday announced that election officials will conduct a manual recount of all presidential ballots as President-elect Joe Biden leads in the state by just over 14,000 votes out of nearly 5 million counted.
Raffensperger previously said the state, which has 16 electoral votes, was headed toward a recount after Election Day due to a narrow gap between Biden and President Trump. The Trump campaign and Republican lawmakers like Georgia Rep. Doug Collins have been pushing for a manual recount.
“This is a process. It is a process defined by law. These men and women in my office will continue to follow the law and count every legal vote,” Raffensperger said during a Wednesday press conference.…
Georgia is also facing two Senate runoff elections in January after two candidates fell shy of 50% of the vote, which candidates must receive in order to win under state law. The results of the runoff elections will likely determine whether Democrats or Republicans control of the Senate.
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