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.
“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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