U.S. Election: manual recount of ballots announced in Georgia

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that the state will recount its general election ballots by hand, with the goal of completing the count by the state’s Nov. 20 deadline.

The results of the state’s presidential election were 2,471,945 votes for Biden, the Democrat, and 2,457,856 for Trump, the Republican, with Biden leading by 14,089 votes, or less than 0.5 percent of the state’s recount threshold.

With 16 electoral votes, Georgia is a traditionally red state that has supported Republican presidential candidates for years. Perhaps influenced by a combination of factors, including an increase in black voters, Atlanta’s growing population, and Democratic politician Stacey Abrams’ longtime grassroots mobilization, the state’s flip to blue is a major factor in this election.

Even if Georgia is not counted, Biden’s victory would have exceeded the 270 electoral votes needed to win the state.

The second round of the Georgia Senate race is also a key issue.

It is also worth noting that a run-off election will be held on January 5 for both Senate seats in Georgia because the leader did not receive more than 50% of the vote.

Currently, the Democrats have 48 seats and the Republicans have 50 seats in the Senate. The Republicans need to win at least one more seat in Georgia to secure the majority in the Senate.

Some analysts say the Republicans are reluctant to oppose Trump publicly if he refuses to admit defeat, or because they don’t want to irritate Republican voters in Georgia who support Trump.