Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a full hand recount in a Wednesday morning press conference.
BREAKING: Georgia Secretary of State about to announce that they will conduct a HAND RECOUNT of the presidential race.
— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) November 11, 2020
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state has announced a full hand recount of the presidential race; Biden leads by about 14,000.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 11, 2020
Video of Raffensperger’s press conference below:
HAPPENING NOW—UPDATE ON GEORGIA COUNT: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger holds an update on the state’s effort to count every vote. https://t.co/mRZ36wHeSe
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 11, 2020
This comes on the heels of the Trump campaign’s recount request. The Associated Press reports:
Republicans are making more demands of Georgia’s chief elections officer as they seek to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s 12,000-vote lead in the state’s presidential race.
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, who’s leading President Donald Trump’s recount team in Georgia, and state Republican Party Chairman David Shafer sent a letter to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Tuesday requesting that he order a hand recount of Georgia’s nearly 5 million ballots before certifying the results.
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