Trump team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote

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Trump’s campaign requests recount of Georgia presidential vote

President Donald Trump's campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state, as his legal team presses forward with attacks alleging widespread fraud without proof. But Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has reiterated confidence in the results, and in a Saturday opinion piece in the Washington Post he said: "Georgia's voting system has never been more secure or trustworthy".

The move will "formalize the certification", but it "paves the way for the Trump campaign to pursue other legal options and a separate recount if they choose", Kemp said Friday night.

"Without signature matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted". As reported by numerous outlets, recounts typically only make up for a few hundred votes, which isn't enough for the President to make up his 12,000-vote deficit.

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He said: "I was like, 'Well, why aren't they talking about deaths?' Oh, oh, because the number is nearly nothing". With the vote certified in Georgia, the Trump campaign now has two business days to request a recount there.

"Let's stop giving the people false results", the Trump Campaign said. There must be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. "Hopefully it is coming soon", according to the statement.

State law requires that one race be audited by hand to ensure that the machines counted the ballots accurately, and Raffensperger selected the presidential race.

A Trump legal team statement said: "Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia". Georgia has 16 electoral college votes. Biden beat Trump by 0.25%. Newsmax will not project a victor until enough states certify votes and get one candidate to 270 Electoral College votes.

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He also doubled down on his refusal to concede defeat in this month's presidential elections, won by President-elect Joe Biden. Secretary General Antonio Guterres is shown during an online interview on September 9, 2020.

Mr Trump has refused to concede the election results and has filed multiple lawsuits challenging poll results in several states.

The petition was filed one day after Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Republican secretary of state, said he had officially certified Biden as the victor of the state's presidential election.

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