The New Paper

November 20, 2020

Georgia completes full hand recount of presidential ballots

Georgia completed its full hand recount of presidential votes yesterday, confirming that president-elect Joe Biden won the state by a narrow margin (12k votes). The recount changed the margin between the candidates by 496 votes in favor of President Trump. Following the announcement, the Associated Press called Georgia for Biden, and Georgia officials are expected to certify the results today.

More context: The term “president-elect” is widely used to refer to the projected winner of the presidential election. While the president is not formally elected until Electoral College votes are cast, the projected winner has historically been referred to as “president-elect” during the period between the popular vote and inauguration in January.

Extra: Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has continued to launch election-related legal challenges in several states. Here's a summary of the ongoing cases.

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