Georgia to conduct full by-hand count of presidential race ballots

Georgia to conduct full by-hand count of presidential race ballots

Georgia’s secretary of state announced Wednesday that the state will re-count all paper ballots cast in the Nov. 3 presidential election by hand.

“With the margin being so close, it will require a full by hand recount in each county,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said at a news conference in Atlanta. “This will help build confidence.”

“It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvas all at once,” he added.

The vote count in Georgia showed Biden ahead of Trump by just 14,101 votes out of some 5 million across the state.

Raffensperger’s announcement comes as he has faced pressure from President Donald Trump’s campaign for a recount, calls from fellow Georgia Republicans to resign and accusations of mismanaging the election process.

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