Biden wins Georgia recount as Trump setbacks mount

Biden wins Georgia recount as Trump setbacks mount
President-elect Joe Biden. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: US President-elect Joe Biden won in the state of Georgia victory in Georgia. His winning, confirmed by a recount, puts President Trump’s claims of voter-fraud in mountain pressure. The result came as legal efforts by Donald Trump’s allies to challenge his defeat were dismissed in three states.

Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in Georgia by 12,284 votes, according to the audit required by state law.

The Democrat said he was confident that his opponent knew he was not going to win and had shown “incredible irresponsibility”.

Mr Biden is set to take office in January as the 46th US president.

His victory margin in the public vote overall stands at more than 5.9 million. His victory in the US Electoral College system is projected to be 306 to 232.

Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, said on Thursday that the hand audit of ballots had not altered Mr Biden’s victory in the state.

Mr Raffensberger said in a statement: “Georgia’s historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state’s new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results.”

“This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local elections officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in a short period of time.”

The recount in Georgia found the highest error rate in any county was 0.73% and the overall margin between Mr Trump and Mr Biden remained at under 0.5%. The results will be certified on Friday.

Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign senior legal adviser, said the audit had gone “exactly as we expected” because, she said without evidence, the state had recounted illegal ballots.

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