Georgia will hold another presidential election result on Saturday following a request from the Trump campaign.
Why it matters: Georgia election officials and government official Brian Kemp (R) certified the state’s election results on Friday, with President-elect Joe Biden officially winning the state by just over 12,600 votes.
- But Georgia officials previously said the Trump campaign had until Tuesday to request a request because the margin was within 0.5%.
- The new calculations will be completed using scanning machines and paid for by the counties.
description: Secretary of State Brad Raffensparger (R) in a written message to his deputy to “officially inform county election directors that they are ready for recruitment and inform political parties so that they can tell observers at related sites Able, “which he said was” highly “investigated,” reports AP.
- “[E]Raffenspar stated in his message, “Counts the importance of transparency and accuracy of the process.”
What they are saying Trump’s legal team confirmed the filing of the recall petition in a statement saying, “We are focused on making sure every aspect of Georgia state law and the U.S. Constitution is followed so that every legal vote counts . President Trump and his campaign continue to be stressed. On an honest recruitment in Georgia, including signature matching and other important security measures. “
- As Raffensparger wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Saturday, titled “Georgia’s election results are sound,” Georgia’s voting system has never been more secure or reliable.
- “In Georgia, signatures for absentee voting voters are verified twice to ensure that each voter gets one vote – and only one vote.”
big picture: Trump and his campaign are trying to discredit the heights of elections in the major swing states that Biden went through in this cycle, embroiled in unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud that affected their results – those of US state and election officials Despite the secretaries reporting nothing of the sort. Voting Person or Mail-in
- A Republican Pennsylvania judge on Saturday preemptively rejected the Trump campaign lawsuit, which sought to block certification of the state’s election results – meaning the lawsuit cannot be brought back to court.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with new details.