Georgia will count other results of the presidential election on Saturday following a Trump campaign request.
Why it’s important: Georgia’s election officials and governors. Brian Kemp (R) on Friday handed out a certificate of state election results, in which President-elect Joe Biden officially won the state by just 12,600 votes.
- But Georgia officials had previously said the Trump campaign had until Tuesday to request a margin because the margin was within 0.5%.
- The new count will be completed using scanning machines and will be paid for by the counties.
Details: Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger (R) said in a written message to his deputy that “the county election director should be officially notified and notified to the political parties so that they can gather observers at the relevant places,” which he said would be “high. AP reports.
- “[E]Mphasize the importance of transparency and accuracy of processes in the counties, ”Rafansperg said in his message.
What they are saying: “We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia’s law and the U.S. Constitution are complied with so that every legal vote is counted,” Trump’s legal team said in a statement confirming the recount application. President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest calculation in Georgia, which includes signature matching and other important security. “
- “Georgia’s election results are fair,” Georgia’s voting system has never been more secure or credible, Fensperg wrote in the Washington Post’s op-ed on Saturday.
- “In Georgia, signatures for absentee ballot voters are doubled to ensure that each voter receives one vote – and only one vote,”
Big picture: Trump and his campaign seek to discredit the length of elections in key-swinging states that spun the cycle to Biden, engaging in baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud affecting their results – U.S. secretaries of state and election officials knew nothing about it. No. Voting in person or by mail.
- A Republican Pennsylvania judge rejected the Trump campaign lawsuit with bias early Saturday, which sought to block the state’s election results certificate – meaning the lawsuit could not be re-filed.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new details.