Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed Friday morning that the Peach State will recount the ballots cast in the state, citing the thin margin between votes for President Donald Trump and for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Biden took the lead in Georgia on Friday morning after Trump had held the advantage for several days while outstanding votes continued to be counted. The final margin is expected to be within a few thousand votes.
“Right now, Georgia remains too close to call,” Raffensperger said at a news conference on Friday morning. “Out of approximately 5 million votes cast, we will have a margin of a few thousand. The focus for our office and for the county election officials for now remains on making sure that every legal is counted and recorded accurately.”
Georgia Secretary of State:
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The Trump campaign has not conceded the race, maintaining that “this election is not over” while legal challenges play out and outstanding ballots continue to be counted. “The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final,” Trump campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said in a statement shortly after Decision Desk HQ called the race for Biden.
Author : Tim Pearce