Georgia finishes 2020 election recount, affirms Joe Biden won the state

November 20, 2020 

Georgia on Thursday wrapped up a recount of ballots cast in the presidential race — and the results confirm Joe Biden won the state, state election officials said.

A hand tally of the Peach State’s 5 million ballots was launched Friday after initial results showed Biden narrowly leading President Trump by 14,000 votes, or about 0.3 percentage points.

Ballots that hadn’t previously been counted were found in several counties during the audit, reducing the margin to about 12,800.

Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who ordered the recount, said Thursday that “the audit has aligned very close to what we had in election night reporting.”

“It’s so close, it’s not a thimble full of difference,” Raffensperger told local station WSB-TV.

Joe BidenPhoto by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

He said there was “no doubt” that the state would certify the president-elect’s victory by Friday’s deadline.

Asked if he’d seen any evidence of fraud, Raffensperger said, “No.”

“It just doesn’t show up, just doesn’t work out. The numbers aren’t there,” he said.

Once the votes are certified, the Trump campaign has two business days to request another recount if the margin remains within 0.5 percent, under state law.

With Post wires

Latest News

November 26, 2020
Man killed when struck by three hit-and-run drivers in South Los Angeles

A man was killed when he was struck by three hit-and-run drivers in South Los Angeles on Sunday night, police said. The victim, identified as Jose Fuentes, 50, was first struck by a motorcyclist, then two vehicles as he tried to cross a street in the neighborhood of Florence, KABC reported. "Nobody stopped and helped […]

Read More
November 26, 2020
Poems of Gratitude From Illinois

Giving Thanks Illinois, 2020 We give thanks -- For red cardinals that appear Anywhere, For violets, pristine and tender, And tall white oaks That bear The weight of midwestern winds Moving across the prairie State. Thanks For the kiss of the Great Lake Michigan, on a Big Chicago, bodacious and bursting With promises Thanks for […]

Read More
November 26, 2020
Arizona to host tournament with 500 youth teams amid pandemic

Hundreds of kids are expected to attend a soccer tournament in Arizona that's hosting 500 teams amid the ongoing pandemic. The annual Desert Super Cup is being held over the Thanksgiving weekend in Phoenix where the soccer teams, in-state and out of state, are participating, CNN reported Wednesday. Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona […]

Read More
November 26, 2020
Thailand's 'largest ketamine bust' turns out to be cleaning solvent

Thailand authorities claimed to have made the "largest ketamine bust" in the country's history earlier this month -- only the "drugs" turned out to be a common cleaning solvent. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said Tuesday that a "technical error" during field testing had led to the original false claim, the Bangkok Post reported. "This was […]

Read More
November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Poll: 53% of Parents Say 'Very Important' for Children to Visit Family, 35% Say Worth the Risk of Virus Exposure

Mott reported on its poll, which surveys parents with children 0 to 12 years old: Some parents describe competing and overlapping priorities for Thanksgiving 2020, with over half indicating it is very important that their child sees extended family (53 percent) and shares in family holiday traditions (58 percent), and three-quarters say it is very […]

Read More
November 26, 2020
'Wear a friggin' mask!': Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart join forces

Three New Jersey legends have a message for all New Jerseyans: Just "Wear a friggin' mask!' New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy tweeted Wednesday a photo of a billboard featuring rock stars Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and comedian Jon Stewart donning face masks for the #MaskUpNJ campaign. "As we enter the holiday season, it's […]

Read More
crossmenuchevron-down