Biden first Democrat to win there since Bill Clinton in 1996
Biden officially wins Georgia’s 16 electoral college votes as part of a victory by 306-232.
The Associated Press called the race on 2 hours ago following the recount, which election officials said reaffirmed Biden’s victory more than two weeks after election day. The hand recount of about 5,000,000 votes came from a check required by a new state law. Gabriel Sterling, the official who oversaw implementation of the new Georgia voting system, said before the recount result was announced that, previously uncounted ballots in four counties would reduce Biden’s margin of victory from around 14,000 to about 12,800.
The recount resulted in officials in four different counties in Georgia discovering a total of about 5,800 votes. As a result of that Trump has inched about 1,400 votes closer to Biden, but remains the loser of this State elections. Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, has said that the discount was due to human error, and there was no evidence of rigging or widespread fraud.
Brad Raffensperger said:
“Georgia’s historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state’s new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results/ This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local elections officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in a short period of time.”
In an email to the Associated Press, Jaclyn Rothenberg, the Biden campaign spokeswoman said:
“The recount process simply reaffirmed what we already knew: Georgia voters selected Joe Biden to be their next president,”
“We are grateful to the election officials, volunteers and workers for working overtime and under unprecedented circumstances to complete this recount, as the utmost form of public service.”
Before the result was confirmed, President Donald Trump continued to refused to concede the race today, with specific reference to Georgia,