Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, attacked by his own party, orders manual recount

A day after the leadership of the Trump campaign recount in Georgia called for a full recount of the state presidential race, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that the The state would do just that after the attacks on its own party’s elected official.

The move came on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by around 14,000 votes in the state, according to unofficial Georgia results.

“At 1pm today I will make the official designation of which race will be subject to (the risk limitation audit) at that time, I will designate the RLA to be the presidential race,” Raffensperger said. at a press conference on Wednesday. “With the margin being so narrow, it will take a full manual recount in every county. This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a reanalysis at the same time. “

A risk mitigation audit was still in the cards in the state for the November election.

In June, the office described the audit as an audit that “follows established procedures for manually counting a random sample of ballots to ensure that the count reached by the voting machines is within a mathematically appropriate range. agreed upon by national voting integrity experts such as VotingWorks. “

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