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Georgia Secretary of State to Certify Biden’s Win Despite Trump Allies’ Pressure

HeadlineNov 20, 2020

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state said Thursday that Joe Biden clearly beat Donald Trump to win Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes. Brad Raffensperger said a statewide hand recount of 5 million ballots failed to turn up any evidence supporting President Trump’s conspiracy theories about a stolen election, and that he will certify Georgia’s results before today’s 5 p.m. deadline.

Meanwhile, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham faces a Senate ethics investigation into his phone call with Raffensperger last Friday, when Graham allegedly asked the secretary of state to toss out thousands of mail-in ballots. Senator Graham has denied making the request, which legal experts say would amount to felony election fraud in Georgia.

The Associated Press on Thursday formally called Georgia for Joe Biden — giving him 306 Electoral College votes nationwide to Trump’s 232. In Delaware, President-elect Biden blasted Trump’s refusal to concede his election loss. 

President-elect Joe Biden: “I think they’re witnessing incredible irresponsibility, incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions.”

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