Georgia will conduct a statewide recount of ballots cast in the presidential election
Joe Biden, slightly ahead of Donald Trump in this state, may become the first Democrat since 1992 to win the Georgia presidential election.
Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ordered a manual recount of the ballots cast by voters in the presidential elections for Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Wednesday.
Nearly all votes have been counted in Georgia so far, and Democrat Biden, who has already been named President Elect, is 14,112 ahead of Republican Trump. In total, almost 5 million Georgians took part in the elections.
Brad Raffensperger admitted that he would like to see Donald Trump as the winner, but denied statements by party associates that the counting of votes in Georgia was accompanied by violations. Georgia is a traditionally Republican state whose residents last elected a Democrat candidate for president in 1992.
Announcing a thorough review of the vote in Georgia, Raffensperger, in the presence of local election officials, expressed support for them and said he admired their work: “This is hard work. They their duties and did their job, performed “the Secretary of State stressed..
He promised that representatives of Democrats and Republicans would observe the recount of votes: “The stakes are high,” Raffensperger said..
In addition to manual revision, ballots will be re-scanned at the voting machines. State officials hope to complete this process by November 20. According to the Secretary of State, “this will help build confidence in the electoral process … It will be audited, recounted and rechecked at the same time.”.
According to an unofficial tally of votes for candidates for the presidency of the United States, Biden has already won the popular vote and received more than 270 electoral votes, which is necessary to win – the name of the new president is officially determined at a meeting of the Electoral College, consisting of 538 members..
Leading American media, which traditionally summarize unofficial election results, have not yet named the name of the winner either in Georgia, where 16 electoral votes are at stake, or in Arizona, where Biden is also 12,813 votes ahead of Trump and where 11 electoral votes are at stake..
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