For the first time, Georgia has finished up recounting nearly 5 million votes in this year’s presidential election.
The state law states: “Not later than 5:00 P.M. on the seventeenth day following the date on which such election was conducted, the Secretary of State shall certify the votes.” November 20 marked the 17th day.
After the recount, Joe Biden held the lead with over 12,000 votes. But because that fell below the .5% range, Donald Trump requested another count. Now the state is set to tabulate the votes through a scanner counting process.
Georgia will also have two crucial run-offs between Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and their Democratic opponents Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
But Georgia’s own governor is calling out certain counties—Floyd, Fayette, Douglas, and Walton–where “significant errors” were found during an audit, Kare11 News reported. The governor said the counties faced many problems amid a “razor-thin” outcome during this year’s presidential election.
Kemp then turned his attention to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his concerns regarding signature matching during a signature audit. He is in favor of voter identification requirements for mail-in ballots.
Around 4:00 PM November 20, the state released the following statement: “In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state and federal candidate. Further, the Secretary of State affirms that the statewide consolidated returns for state and federal offices are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.”
But now, the state will wait for the tabulation at Trump’s recent requests to tabulate the count.