Huge news coming from Georgia today.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, just announced the state of Georgia will do a full recount of ballots by hand.
Raffensberger went on to say “With the margin being so close, it will require a full by hand recount in each county,”.
Currently, Joe Biden leads in Georgia with over 14,000 votes but that could all change after a recount is done.
NEW: Georgia Sec. of State Raffensperger says the state will conduct a “full, by hand recount in each county”; Biden currently leads by 14,111 votes.
“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” pic.twitter.com/HD8B3H9tDI
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 11, 2020
Georgia to hand-count votes in statewide presidential election audit https://t.co/Bl8nNYrbVW
— FOX 9 (@FOX9) November 11, 2020
"With the margin being so close, it will require a full by hand recount in each county," Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said at a press conference in Atlanta. https://t.co/bA04ULuygE
— NewsWatch 12 (@KDRV) November 11, 2020
CNN covered the groundbreaking announcement and shared these details:
Georgia’s secretary of state announced Wednesday that the state will conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential race, recounting by hand the millions of ballots cast in the state.
“With the margin being so close, it will require a full by hand recount in each county,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said at a press conference in Atlanta. “This will help build confidence.”
“It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvas all at once,” he added.
Raffensperger said the state needs to get the final county certifications reported before it moves to a “risk limiting audit.”
He said he would officially designate the presidential race as the subject of the risk limiting audit later Wednesday.
Raffensperger said he expects the recount to be done in time for state certification of the results on November 20.
#BREAKING: Georgia's secretary of state announces full hand recount of the 2020 presidential race. At last count, Joe Biden led President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes. #Election2020 https://t.co/cqps4J9d9j
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) November 11, 2020
Fox News didn’t stay quiet and shared these details:
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday that “there will be a recount in Georgia” after vote totals show a razor-thin margin between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the battleground state.
Raffensperger said the state — which has 16 electoral votes and would give Biden the boost he needs to surpass 270 and clear the path to the White House — is “too close to call.”
Gabriel Sterling, the voting system implementation manager for Raffensperger, added that the small number of votes is comparable to “a margin of less than a large high school” and emphasized that candidates can only request a recount until after the election is certified and if the results are within 0.5% of each other.
Officials said they expect to know the result by the end of November.
Great news on Georgia!
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 11, 2020
It looks like things are starting to turn in Trump’s favor.
This recount by hand is sure to expose more fraud and glitches.
Hats off to the state of Georgia for actually pursuing a recount by hand.