The Trump Campaign has filed a petition for recount of votes in Georgia, days after US President-elect Joe Biden wrested the Republican stronghold by a bit of over 1,2000 votes.
Democrat Biden grew to become the primary Democrat to have received the important thing battleground state since 1992 after a hand recount of almost 5 million votes, that lasted for a number of days.
Georgia hadn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992.
In case of a recount, election officers in Georgia must re-scan the 5 million hand-recounted and audited authorized ballots.
“We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the US Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted.
“President Trump and his campaign proceed to insist on an trustworthy recount in Georgia, which has to incorporate signature matching and different very important safeguards,” the Trump campaign said in a late-night statement on Saturday.
“Without signature matching, this recount could be a sham and once more permit for unlawful votes to be counted. If there isn’t a signature matching, this might be as phony because the preliminary vote depend and recount,” said the statement issued by the legal team of the campaign.
“Let’s cease giving the individuals false outcomes. There have to be a time after we cease counting unlawful ballots. Hopefully it’s coming quickly,” said the campaign, a day after Georgia Secretary of State, who is also from the same Republican Party, officially certified the election results which was narrowly won by Biden.
After initial counting of votes in the state, Biden was leading by about 14,000 votes, which prompted the Georgia Secretary of State to order a hand recount which reduced Biden’s lead slightly to 12,284.
Georgia has 16 electoral college votes.
President-elect Biden has secured 306 electoral votes as compared to Trump’s 232.
To win the race to the White House, the successful candidate should have at least 270 electoral votes out of the 538-member Electoral College. Trump won Georgia by 5 percentage points in 2016 over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump has refused to concede the election results and has filed multiple lawsuits challenging poll results in several states. “Can’t settle for the outcomes of an election with tons of of 1000’s of fraudulent votes solid, sufficient to simply flip the Election.
You’re simply sad that I’m bringing the troops again dwelling the place they belong!” Trump said in a tweet Saturday night.