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Georgia Recount Complete, Affirms Biden Win – Local Officials

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Updated November 20, 2020
This combination of file pictures created on October 22, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and former Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. JIM WATSON, Morry GASH / AFP
This combination of file pictures created on October 22, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and former Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. JIM WATSON, Morry GASH / AFP

 

The US state of Georgia has completed a manual recount of all the ballots cast there in the presidential election, and the results confirm Joe Biden’s win in the state, a local official announced Thursday.

“The audit confirmed that the original machine count accurately portrayed the winner of the election,” a statement posted on the website of Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger said.

The confirmation makes Biden the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the southern US state in almost three decades, despite his rival Donald Trump’s claims of fraud.

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Trump’s campaign will likely demand yet another recount.

While a growing number of Republicans are calling for Trump’s administration to recognize Biden as president-elect, the party’s leaders on Capitol Hill have attempted to humor the president — while some conservatives are doubling down in his support.

Republican Jim Jordan wrote the House Judiciary Committee calling for an investigation into the election’s integrity “amid troubling reports of irregularities and improprieties.”

But more than two weeks after the election, a Pew Research poll shows Americans approve of Biden’s conduct far more than Trump’s.

Sixty-two percent said Biden’s conduct since November 3 has been excellent or good, compared to just 31 percent who said the same of Trump.