It just got interesting.
There were a lot of questions being raised in Georgia about the counting of the ballots and the glitches/problems on Election Day. The Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, was even called out by fellow Republicans for how everything was handled.
Now Raffensperger has just announced that the state will be conducting a full audit and hand recount of all the votes cast in the presidential race to ensure that the vote is accurate.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced this morning that the state will conduct a recount by hand of every ballot cast in the presidential race. Joe Biden currently leads Donald Trump by 14,111 votes out of nearly 5 million cast. https://t.co/Zm3ZklFk4O pic.twitter.com/2UOzLT9tJn
— POLITICO (@politico) November 11, 2020
“This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvas all at once,” Raffensperger said at a press conference. “It will be a heavy lift.”
He said the presidential contest will undergo a risk-limiting audit, which requires a full by-hand recount in each of Georgia’s 159 counties.
The difference in the vote at present is 14,111 with 97 counties having submitted final numbers.
Raffensperger said they would investigate each and every incidence of illegal voting, double voting, felon voting, people voting out of state. “If you report it we will investigate it. Every legal vote will count,” he said.
The AUDIT will start immediately as a full by-hand recount of the presidential voting.
Then the state will certify by Nov. 20
After that, losing candidate has 2 business days to request the official RECOUNT.
Regs state that recount must be done by machines.
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) November 11, 2020
Great news. They should have recounts in all the contested states to clarify the issues. But they also need to make sure that all the ballots that were accepted were legal votes and properly counted. Because that’s the question in many of these states, acceptance of votes not in accordance with the laws of the states.