'Full Hand Recount' & 'Audit' Ordered in Georgia
GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced move following discrepencies
Georgia is to conduct and "full hand recount" and "audit" of the state's ballots in the presidential race.
GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that all of the state's votes in the presidential election will be counted again.
Raffensperger said all ballots for each of Georgia’s 159 counties will be recounted by hand for the audit.
The move follows discrepancies in the results and allegations of voter fraud in several states.
“This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount, and a recanvass all at once,” Raffensperger said during a press conference.
“We have all worked hard to bring fair and accurate counts to assure that the will of the voters is reflected in the final count.”
Currently, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in the Peach State by about 14,000 votes, according to The Daily Wire.
“Georgia’s secretary of state has announced a full hand recount of the presidential race; Biden leads by about 14,000,” reported Zeke Miller, citing The Associated Press.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state has announced a full hand recount of the presidential race; Biden leads by about 14,000.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 11, 2020
The recount "will be a heavy lift,” Raffensperger added at the press conference, according to CBS News.
Decision Desk HQ called Alaska for Trump earlier on Wednesday morning, awarding him the state’s three electoral votes.
And on Tuesday, the outlet called North Carolina for the president, as well, earning POTUS another 15 electoral votes.
In Arizona, where there are 11 electoral votes to be collected, tens of thousands of votes are still being counted.
Biden currently amassed a roughly 12,800 vote lead.
Trump has yet to concede the election, as lawsuits pend in multiple states over alleged voter irregularities and potential fraud, and ballots are still to be counted or recounted.
Still, major media outlets, such as Fox News, ABC News, CNN, NBC News, and The Associated Press, declared Biden the winner of the 2020 election over the weekend.
Trump issued the following statement, Saturday:
We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed.
The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.
In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.
Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.
The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots.
This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election.
It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters.
Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.So what is Biden hiding?
I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.