President of the United States Donald Trump The legal team said on Saturday that its campaign sought the counting of votes in the Georgia presidential race after it was revealed that Democrat Joe Biden had won the state.
Republican Foreign Secretary Brad Rafensferger confirmed the state election results on Friday, defeating Biden Trump by 12,670 votes to 5 million, or 0.25 percent. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp then elected 16 presidents by the president.
A statement from Trump’s legal team said: “Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for a recount in Georgia. We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution is complied with so that every legal vote is counted. President Trump and his campaign continue to hold on to an honest recount in Georgia, including signature matching and other important security. ”
On Friday, in confirming the results, the Georgian government also expressed concern about the signatures of Brian Kemp. But Rafenzberger reiterated his confidence in the results, and said in a statement in the Washington Post on Saturday that “Georgia’s voting system is not always secure or reliable.”
Of course, absentee ballot applications and envelopes should be checked when signatures are received.
Georgia law allows a candidate to request a recount if the margin is less than 0.5 percent. Votes are read and recounted using table scanners. Presidential election workers have already counted in full all the votes cast in the presidential race. But this comes from the need for a mandatory audit and is not considered an official recount by law.
State law requires that the machines be audited by a racial hand to ensure that the ballots are accurately counted, and Rafensberger chose the presidential race. Since there is a tight margin in that race, a full count of ballots is required to complete the audit.
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Trump criticized the audit, saying in a tweet that “thousands of fraudulent votes were found” without any evidence. Twitter flagged the post as containing controversial information.
Previously uncounted votes were found in many counties during the audit, requiring re-verification of election results in those counties prior to state verification of results.
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