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Politics The Trump campaign requested a recount in Georgia one day after the state's election results were certified and showed Biden won by more than 12,000 votes

08:15  22 november  2020
08:15  22 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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On Friday, Georgia election officials certified that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won the state ’ s electoral votes after a hand recount was The recount found that Mr. Biden beat Mr. Trump by more than 12 , 000 votes . “Like other Republicans, I ’m disappointed our candidate didn’t win

The results will be certified on Friday. Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said the In Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign lost their bid in state court to throw out more than 2, 000 postal ballots. This would appear a long shot as no evidence of electoral fraud has been shown and to

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  • The Trump campaign's lawyers said in a statement Saturday that they requested a recount in Georgia, after the election results showed President-elect Joe Biden won the state.
  • The petition was filed one day after Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Republican secretary of state, said he had officially certified Biden as the winner of the state's presidential election.
  • The Friday certification came after an audit that included a hand recount of more than 5 million paper ballots, which showed Biden won the state by more than 12,000 votes.
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The Trump campaign's lawyers said in a statement Saturday that they requested a recount in Georgia, after the election results showed President-elect Joe Biden won the state.

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The hand count showed Biden won by more than 12 , 000 votes out of about 5 million cast Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he will certify that Joe Biden won the state ' s As a result of the discovery, election officials had to rescan more than 8,000 ballots to make sure there

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The petition was filed one day after Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Republican secretary of state, said he had officially certified Biden as the winner of the state's presidential election.

The Friday certification came after an audit that included a hand recount of more than 5 million paper ballots. The final results showed Biden had received 49.5% of the vote to President Donald Trump's 49.3%, with the president-elect winning by more than 12,000 votes.

"Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia," the Trump campaign said in a statement. "We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted."

The statement also stressed the importance of signature matching for mail-in ballots, something that is completed upon receipt of the ballot, before it is counted.

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Biden won Georgia by a little more than 12 , 000 votes , a lead that was whittled by 888 votes in the hand recount . The state is set to certify the results Monday. Follow below for updates on the 2020 election . Mobile users click here. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump hinted on Saturday at an upcoming announcement on vote -rigging in the state of Georgia , where a hand recount showed his Democratic challenger Joe Biden still won .

Raffensperger, who received threats for his work overseeing the election, has expressed full confidence in the vote count.

"The election appears to be very accurate," the secretary of state told Insider's Grace Panetta. "And as a Republican, I'm disappointed, but as a secretary of state, my job is to report accurate results."

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Saturday he again defended the accuracy of the count, saying, "Georgia's voting system has never been more secure or trustworthy."

Georgia law allows for a candidate to request a recount if the results are within 0.5%. Biden beat Trump by 0.25%.

Georgia flipped for Biden after supporting Trump in 2016, marking the first win for a Democratic presidential candidate in the state since 1992.

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