Georgia Certifies Biden As Winner Of State After Hand Recount Is Completed
On Friday, the office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced that the certification of election results was complete through a press statement.
Georgia completing its certification of the results before the December 8 meeting of the Electoral College may hinder President Donald Trump‘s efforts to delay certification in key states. The Trump campaign has actively been trying to overturn President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory by blocking these counting processes.
Raffensperfer has previously criticized the president and his administration for “undermining the vote count process.”
In a press conference, he said, “Numbers don’t lie. As Secretary of State, I believe that the numbers that we are presented today are correct.”
The Secretary of State was urged by Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp (R) to “take a serious look at any and all voting irregularity allegations that have been made.”
On Friday evening, the governor signed off on the results that officially granted Biden 16 electoral votes from the state.
Trump may demand a statewide audit after Georgia’s certification is complete. The president has until Tuesday to request a recount.