Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger formally certified the state’s election results on Friday afternoon, for all 159 counties. The results, via a hand recount, confirm that Joe Biden won the state with a 12,284 vote lead over President Trump.
Just in: The Georgia Secretary of State’ Office today certified the results for the November 3, 2020 General Election. pic.twitter.com/ouAmGg58cL
JUST IN: The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has officially certified the results of the 2020 election, which includes President-elect Biden’s victory.— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) November 20, 2020
The certification comes after the conclusion of a hand recount and audit of approximately 5 million ballots.
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) November 20, 2020
The Georgia hand count audit is complete and @GaSecofState is set to certify the 2020 result as:— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 20, 2020
Biden 2,475,141 (49.5%)
Trump 2,462,857 (49.3%)
Biden wins Georgia's (16 EVs) by 12,284 votes.
Raffensperger, a self-proclaimed "proud Trump supporter," dismissed claims of fraud and wrongdoing, telling voters that “numbers don’t lie.”
JUST IN: Georgia Secretary of State, Republican Brad Raffensperger, who describes himself as a "proud Trump supporter" affirms that Joe Biden has won the state of Georgia: "Numbers don't lie." https://t.co/FCJKbq5ifg pic.twitter.com/rUnBpS9GxR— The Hill (@thehill) November 20, 2020
The Trump campaign can request a recount until next Tuesday. Before Georgia's results were certified, the president's campaign called for an "honest recount" to include signature matching.