Georgia will conduct a statewide recount in the election between President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday
“As the margin approaches, a complete manual recount will be required in each county,” Ravensberger said at a press conference
Ravensberger, a Republican, said the state will work with county officials to complete the recount in time to face the November 20 deadline for ratification of statewide election results
Biden’s lead over Trump in Georgia grew to more than 14,000 votes out of nearly 5 million cast, according to NBC News, which had no prospective winner in Peach State.
Ravensburger had previously sent the telegram that the recount was most likely in the state, which has traditionally voted for Republican presidential candidates Trump supporters, including Republican Rep. Doug Collins asked a Georgia official earlier this week to manually recount.
“This will help build trust,” said Ravensberger. “It will be a one-time review, recount and retrieval” “It will be a heavy load but we will work with the provinces to get it done in time to get state certification.”
Trump, the day after November 3, falsely asserted that his campaign “claimed, for electoral purposes,” Georgia and other countries With Biden now expected to obtain more than 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, Trump and his agents have already called for a recount in States including Georgia and Wisconsin
They also launched a wave of accusations of electoral fraud, without citing evidence that Trump campaign attorneys have filed lawsuits in multiple major states related to these allegations, and judges have already dismissed many of these cases.
Trump refused to concede to Biden and falsely claimed he won the election The transfer of power to the Biden administration cannot formally begin until the General Services Department “confirms” the winner, which it has so far refused to do
Ravensburger said at the press conference that at 1:00 AM ET, he will announce that the presidential race in his state is under “scrutiny to reduce risks”
“We will count every piece of paper, every ballot every one is casting a legal, legal ballot”
When a reporter indicated that such an audit usually involved just a sample of the ballot papers, rather than the entire pool of votes, Ravensberger said, “You actually have to manually perform a complete recount of all [ballots] because the margin is so close.” / p>
Ravensburger recently came under fire from within his party and Republican senators in Georgia, Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue, called on Monday for the resignation of Ravensburger In a joint statement, the senators claimed that there were “many failures in this year’s Georgia elections,” without citing any specific examples
Both senators are closely allied with Trump, who is likely to face January’s run-off election against his Democratic rivals
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