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Georgia pours cold water on Trump bid to overturn Biden win Donald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirus; 42-year-old has no symptoms, says spokesperson - World News
Melba Vasquez | 21 November, 2020, 21:38

Georgia's governor and top elections official certified results showing Joe Biden won the presidential race over Republican President Donald Trump, bringing the state one step closer to wrapping up an election fraught with unfounded accusations of fraud by Trump and his supporters. "It is hard to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President".

On Friday evening, Mr. Kemp said thousands of uncounted votes (5,800 resulting in nearly 1,400 net gain for Mr. Trump as per CNN) were found after the audit, something he called "unacceptable".

Georgia will hold run-off elections for two Senate seats on January 5, the results of which will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate in the next Congress. That leaves Biden leading by a margin of 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. "As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct", Raffensperger said in a statement Friday morning.

Trump expressed dismay, saying on Twitter that Georgia officials were refusing "to let us look at signatures which would expose hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots" and give him and his party "a BIG VICTORY".

With the door slammed shut in Georgia and having been stung by a series of court defeats, the Trump team is resting its hopes on getting Republican-controlled legislatures in other battleground states won by Biden to set aside the results and declare Trump the victor, according to three people familiar with the plan.

Raffensperger requested state legislation that allows the state to intervene in counties that have systemic problems with election administration, including in counties that did not count all the votes that were cast.

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