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‘THIS WILL HELP BUILD CONFIDENCE’: Georgia announces hand recount of all votes

“This will help build confidence,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said. “It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvas all at once.” 

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After the media’s abominably premature call of a victory for Joe Biden, Republican trust in the election process plummeted, while Democrat trust soared. 

A whopping 70 percent of Republicans now say they don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair, according to a Politico poll.

But, to ease all worries, Georgia’s secretary of state announced Wednesday that election officials in the state will be conducting a recount – by hand – of all ballots cast in the 2020 presidential race. 

What is at stake? 16 Electoral College votes. 

“This will help build confidence,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said. “It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvas all at once.” 

As President Trump’s campaign continues to file lawsuits in several key battleground states, all 159 counties in the Peach State will undergo a hand recount, expected to be finished by November 20, the state’s deadline to certify election results.

Raffensperger said his office will investigate all claims of voter irregularities. 

“We are committed to counting every legal ballot,” he said in a Tweet. 

The Republican secretary of state has received backlash from the Trump campaign, which requested a manual recount on Tuesday, and GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler even called on him to resign from office over his handling of their races that will head to runoff elections in January, according to the New York Post

“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state,” the two said in a statement Monday. “We believe when there are failures, they need to be called out – even when it’s in your own party.” 

In response to their call for his resignation, Rassensperger said “that is not going to happen.” 

“The voters of Georgia hired me, and the voters will be the one to fire me,” he said in a statement. 

“I’ll continue to fight every day to ensure fair elections in Georgia, that every legal vote counts and that illegal votes don’t count,” he continued. 

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Dania Macchiorola

    November 11, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Still worry about how many Trump votes were thrown out:(

  2. Bridget Doyle

    November 11, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    But what about the votes they changed? Also, will they be validating that they are legal votes?

  3. Kimberly Hanson

    November 11, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    An audit of each ballot needs to be done to insure that only legal ballots are counted!

  4. EG

    November 12, 2020 at 10:58 am

    My brother’s absentee vote was NOT counted in Augusta, GA. He dropped it off in person on October 30. No record of it being received still. I check every single day.

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