Georgia Announces Full Recount of Presidential Election Votes | News

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced at a press conference on Wednesday that election officials would audit the results of the presidential election. Raffensperger said his office wanted the full recount to start by the end of the week and expects it to end on November 20.

As of Wednesday morning, former Vice President Biden held a 14,101 vote lead in Georgia, larger than his lead in other states like Arizona. Biden’s lead over President Trump has grown steadily since he overtook the president in the tally late last week.

President Trump and some of his supporters have made unsubstantiated allegations about irregularities and voter problems in Georgia, but the only lawsuit filed to date has been dismissed. The claims were also rejected by the lieutenant governor and Raffensperger’s office.

Once the results of the manual recount are certified, the losing campaign can then request another recount, which will be performed by machine, Raffensperger said. Even after a manual recount, Biden’s lead is not expected to diminish enough votes to change the result of the former vice president winning the 16-vote Georgia Electoral College.

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