Biden’s team stresses that “what was already known” has happened
The final tally of election results in Georgia has finally brought President-elect Joe Biden the victory by a narrow margin of 12,284 votes, thus ending a prolonged streak of Republican victories in that state that dates back 28 years. .
The confirmation of the triumph of Biden has been communicated by the Secretary of State of Georgia, Republican Brad Raffensperger, through a statement, in which he highlighted that the “historic first audit” held in this state has confirmed the “security” and the “precision” of its electoral system.
“This is recognition for the hard work of our county and local election officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in such a short period of time,” Raffensperger stressed.
Biden’s narrow victory is a severe blow to the aspirations of the still-tenant of the White House, Donald Trump, who hoped to reverse the results by achieving victory in one of the traditional strongholds of the Republican Party.
With the confirmation of the 16 electoral votes of the state of Georgia for Biden, the Democratic candidate and president-elect would have 306 votes, far ahead of the 270 that are needed and the 232 that Donald Trump would have achieved.
With almost five million votes cast during the recent presidential elections, the audit has offered a narrow victory to Biden, whose difference, being less than 0.5 percent, still gives the Trump team legal margin to demand a new recount, before that Georgia state law confirms the final result.
THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA CONFIRMS CLEANING OF THE COUNT
Biden’s campaign team for the state of Georgia has expressed through a statement that the new results have only reaffirmed “what was already known” and thanked election officials for the work they have been doing “in unprecedented circumstances. “
“It just reaffirms what we already knew, Georgia voters elected Joe Biden as the next president of the United States,” said campaign manager Jaclyn Rothenberg.
During this week’s recount, several batches of ballots have been found in up to four Georgia counties that either had not been counted on election night on November 3, or were not properly processed to the Secretary of State.
In total, the US network CNN has specified, some 5,800 new votes were found that had not been counted, of which almost 1,400 were for Donald Trump, who throughout the week has been using his social networks to continue inflating theories of the conspiracy supposedly trying to get him out of the White House.
Election officials have insisted on the cleanliness of the elections, explaining that these failures were due to human error and not attempts to commit fraud and reverse the final result.
In that sense, the office of the secretary Raffensperger has also stated, who has assured that the difference between the first results with those of the audit is “well within the expected margin of human error that occurs when the ballots are counted by hand.
In recent days, the figure of Raffensperger has been widely criticized by President Trump and other senior Republican officials in the state of Georgia, who have demanded his resignation after accusing him of not having ensured “honest and transparent elections.”