The state election results approved on Friday had Biden defeated Trump by 12,670 votes out of 5 million votes, or 0.25%, within the margin of state law to request a recount.
President Donald Trump’s legal team said on Saturday that his campaign requested a recount in the presidential race in Georgia after results showed Democrat Joe Biden had won the state.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Ravensberger Friday endorsed the results of the state election, in which Biden beat Trump with 12,670 votes out of about 5 million votes, or 0.25%. Then Republican Gov. Brian Kemp validated the state’s list of 16 presidential electors.
We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia state law and the United States Constitution is followed so that every legal vote counts. President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on a recount. Votes are fair in Georgia, which must include signature matching and other vital safeguards. “
On Friday, at Validate the results, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also raised concerns about signatures. But Ravensburger reiterated his confidence in the results, on Saturday Opinion article In The Washington Post he said: “Georgia’s voting system has never been safer or more reliable.”
Indeed, signatures on absentee ballots and envelopes must be verified upon receipt.
Georgia law allows a candidate to request a recount if the margin is less than 0.5%. The recount will be done with scanners that read and tabulate the sounds. County election workers have already conducted a complete manual recount of all votes cast in the presidential race. However, this stems from a mandatory audit requirement and is not considered an official recount under the law.
State law requires that one race be manually audited to ensure the machines count accurately, and the Ravensburger has chosen the presidential race. He said that due to the narrow margin in this race, a full count of ballot papers was necessary to complete the scrutiny.
Trump slammed the vetting process as a “joke” in a tweet claiming without evidence that “thousands of fraudulent votes have been found.” Twitter has flagged the post as containing disputed information.
Previously not counted votes were found in several provinces during the review, which required re-certification of election results in those counties before government approval of the results.