Hand Recount of Votes to Be Held

Georgia’s secretary of state announced Wednesday that the state will conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential race, recounting by hand the millions of ballots cast in the state, where President-elect Joe Biden is leading.

“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.
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.
Biden currently leads Trump by more than 14,000 votes in the state — a lead that Raffensperger previously said is “unlikely” to be overtaken in a recount.
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