Georgia officially certified Joe Biden as winner after recount

Georgia officially certified Joe Biden as winner after recount
President-elect Joe Biden. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: US President-elect Joe Biden’s narrow victory in the state of Georgia has been officially certified by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

It comes as legal efforts by President Trump’s allies to challenge his defeat were dismissed in three other states.

Joe Biden beat his rival Donald Trump in Georgia by 12,670 votes, according to the audit required by state law.

On Friday, Mr Raffensperger said he was disappointed that his party lost but that “numbers don’t lie”.

Mr Biden is set to take office in January 20 as the 46th US president.

The Democrat’s 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 – far above the 270 he needs to win the presidency.

Mr Trump has so far refused to concede the election and has continuously making allegations of widespread electoral fraud, without providing any proof.

The latest defeat comes as President Trump has summoned Michigan state lawmakers to the White House on Friday ahead of that state’s deadline to certify election results.

Kayleigh McEnany, White House spokeswoman, denied that Mr Trump was holding a campaign “advocacy meeting” with the lawmakers, describing it was instead a routine check-in with local officials.

Mr Trump gave a briefing from the White House on drug pricing on Friday, where he again falsely claimed to have won the election.

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