Associated Press
Associated Press 11 Nov 2020

Georgia Sec. of State calls for hand recount of votes


Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday that the process will begin this week. (Nov. 11)

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced Wednesday he will oversee a hand recount of ballots cast in the Peach State as President-elect Joe Biden maintains a slim lead over President Trump there.

Raffensperger, who has come under an avalanche of pressure from Republicans to take some kind of action given the tight statewide margin, said he will implement a risk-limiting audit (RLA) to cover the presidential race. The RLA is expected to be done by Nov. 20, when the state must certify its election results.

"With the margin being so close, it will require a full, by-hand recount in each county. This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass all at once. It will be a heavy lift, but we will work with the counties to get this done in time for our state certification," Raffensperger said at a press conference.

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During a press conference, Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, announced that his state will conduct a manual hand recount of all ballots cast in the presidential race within Georgia's 159 counties.
Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, has announced a full hand recount of the presidential race. Joe Biden leads by about 14,000 votes.
Based on how close the vote count is, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday there will be a recount in the Peach State. Watch the full election update.

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