Recount Done: Biden Winner in Georgia

    • President-elect wins Georgia’s 16 electoral college votes
    • Biden first Democrat to win there since Bill Clinton in 1996

Guardian: President-elect Joe Biden has been confirmed as the winner of Georgia, after the state conducted a hand recount.

The first Democrat to take the state since Bill Clinton in 1996, Biden wins its 16 electoral college votes as part of a victory by 306-232.

The Associated Press called the race on Thursday evening following the recount, which election officials said reaffirmed Biden’s victory more than two weeks after election day.

The recount resulted in officials in four counties discovering a total of about 5,800 votes. Trump has inched about 1,400 votes closer to Biden as a result, but remains the loser. The Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, has said that the discount was due to human error, and there was no evidence of rigging or widespread fraud.

“Georgia’s historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state’s new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results,” he added. “This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local elections officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in a short period of time.”

Donald Trump has refused to concede the race, contesting and questioning results in states including Georgia and pursuing recounts or delays in certification while making wild and unfounded accusations of electoral fraud.

The president continued to do so on Thursday, with specific reference to Georgia, before the result was confirmed.

But the hand recount of about 5m votes was not held in response to any suspected problems with results in Georgia or any official recount request.  Read more..

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  1. The only thing vaguely progressive about Biden is his dementia. He could not meaningfully string his words together the day.

  2. A Monmouth University poll this week showed 70% of Republicans believe Biden only won because he cheated. Trump has turned much of the Republican Party into a personality cult with a faith-based belief system. These are the same folks who believe the Earth was created 6000 years ago and that the Sun is its planet. Trump was their ticket to the Rapture and no one is going to talk them out of that belief any time soon.

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