State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday, the Secretary of the Georgia Department announced that election officials will only exceed 14,000 votes in the state to carry out all the presidential votes for the president-elect Biden to lead the manual recount of nearly 5 million votes.
Ravenspeg previously stated that because the gap between Biden and President Trump is small, the state has 16 electoral votes, and the state is moving toward a recount after election day. Republicans such as the Trump campaign and Georgia Rep. Doug Collins have been pushing for manual recounts.
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Ravensperger said at a press conference on Wednesday: “This is a process. This is a process defined by the law. The men and women in my office will continue to abide by the law and count every legal vote.”
He continued: “Because the profit margins are so close, each county needs to conduct a comprehensive manual recount. This will help build confidence. This will be an audit, recount and recalculation. It will be A heavy lift, but we will cooperate with counties to complete this work in time to obtain our state certification” (November 20).
Trump’s camp continues to fight legal battles in some battleground states that are still counting, and sued the counts in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
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A lawsuit in Georgia related to an opinion investigator who alleged that he saw 53 overdue ballots and a set of qualified ballots illegally compiled, which were discarded by a Chatham County judge on Thursday.
After two candidates failed to obtain 50% of the vote, Georgia will hold two Senate elections in January, and candidates must obtain the votes to win in accordance with state law. The outcome of the final election may determine whether the Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.
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Vandana Rambaran of Fox News contributed to this report.