US election: Georgia to conduct full by-hand recount of presidential ballots

US election: Georgia to conduct full by-hand recount of presidential ballots

- Democrat Joe Biden leads Republican Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes in Georgia

- Biden, 77, is the projected winner of the US 2020 presidential election having surpassed the 270 electoral college votes needed in the race to the White House

- Trump, 74, has, however, refused to concede defeat and has continued to reject the results on his personal social media pages

PAY ATTENTION: Win a prize of N115,000, N75,000 or N38,000: participate in Big Naija Independence contest by Legit.ng

The state of Georgia in the United States of America is set to conduct a full by-hand recount of presidential ballots, its secretary of state has announced.

Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said the margin in the tight presidential race between incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden who is leading was too close to call and as such a recount will determine the real winner.

US election: Georgia to conduct full by-hand recount of presidential ballots

US President Donald Trump insists he won the presidential election. Photo: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

"With the margin being so close, it will require a full by hand recount in each county. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvas all at once.
Big blow to Trump as nearly 80% of Americans say Biden won White House in new poll
"We're doing this because it's really what makes the most sense. With the national significance of this race, and the closeness of this race, we have to run a statewide audit."
US election: Georgia to conduct full by-hand recount of presidential ballots

Democrat Joe Biden is yet to be declared the winner in the race despite leading. Photo: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

Biden leads

The Georgia secretary of state's announcement came amid alleged vote stealing claims from Trump and his allies who have declared the 45th US president "won" the election.

Biden leads Trump by about 14,000 votes in Georgia but the incumbent is unrelenting claiming there was rigging.

Biden, 77, is the projected winner of the US 2020 presidential election having surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes needed in the race to the White House.

Trump, 74, however, has refused to concede defeat and has continued to reject the results on his personal social media pages.

Poll observers blocked

On Thursday, November 12, he claimed his poll watchers were "blocked" from observing the election in Pennsylvania and Michigan meaning he "won" in the two crucial states.

Fresh anxiety as Trump again makes victory claims, Biden reacts amid lawsuits over US polls
"Nobody wants to report that Pennsylvania and Michigan didn’t allow our poll watchers to watch or observe the election. This is responsible for hundreds of thousands of votes that should not be allowed to count. Therefore, I easily win both states," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that after refusing to accept defeat in the US presidential election, President Trump’s campaign is seeking an emergency injunction in Pennsylvania to prevent Biden's projected victory from being certified in the state.

The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany has vowed that the legal battle to contest Biden's projected win was only just beginning.

Street Gist: Will Nigeria be a better place with Trump as president? | Legit TV

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel