Updated: March 1, 2021
Georgia on Monday recertified its presidential election results, finding Joe Biden as the winner after a second recount, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.
“Today is an important day for election integrity in Georgia and across the country,” Raffensperger said in a statement. “Georgians can now move forward knowing that their votes, and only their legal votes, were counted accurately, fairly, and reliably.”
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Overall, Georgia has now counted its presidential election results three times, and each time, it found that the Democrat beat the Republican President Donald Trump.
Biden won Georgia with more than 12,000 votes, the first Democrat to win the red state in nearly three decades.
Republican Governor Brian Kemp certified Biden’s win on November 20, following a statewide audit, which included a hand recount of the nearly 5 million ballots cast in the state.
However, the President’s legal team demanded another recount which has now concluded and found Biden won the state.
Trump has continued to spread baseless election fraud claims on the social media, but in the courts, he has failed to prove any fraud. More than 40 cases have been thrown out by both conservative and liberal judges.
The recertification of the Georgia election for Biden is another blow to him, and another demonstration that the Republican Secretary of State and Governor have resisted pressure from Trump to overturn the will of the people. Trump has attacked Georgian officials for not doing his bidding.
The certification grants the state’s 16 electors to Biden before the December 14 Electoral College vote.
Trump has gone from calling for a recount to calling for additional signature verification after both recounts went to Biden.