Swing State Announces Hand-Recount of Election Results
This is be a “heavy lift” according to local officials.
No matter what comes down the pike in the next few weeks regarding the 2020 election, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who would deny that the election was a hard-fought on both sides of the ballot.
This was a contest with a few severely surprising plot lines, not the least of which occurred in the deep south, where the State of Georgia, a reliable Republican stronghold, turned blue for the first time in three decades. Now the Peach State will be the subject of intense political attention as a couple of Senate races there will be heading to runoff elections in January, and could affect the makeup of the incoming Senate.
But first, the state will perform a full recount of their ballots…by hand.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday his state will conduct a manual hand recount of all ballots cast in the presidential race in the state, as he faces growing pressure from fellow Georgia Republicans over unsubstantiated accusations of voting irregularities and mismanagement of the state’s elections.
“This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass 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.
And, in a nod to the controversy that has swept the nation…
“Every legal vote will count,” he said.
President Trump has refuted the results of the election, launching a number of legal challenges to the electoral process in key states such as Michigan.
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