Georgia Governor Brian Kemp certified the outcome of the state presidential election on Friday in favour of President-elect Joe Biden-but called for a further audit of the votes.
Kemp told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the stashes of thousands of uncounted ballots were identified in some counties during the manual recount following the initial election results.
After hand recounting, President Trump won 888 ballots, reducing Biden’s advantage marginally to 12,670 votes.
Kemp, who encountered the wrath of Trump and other Republicans over the procedure and his decision to certify the findings, said he acknowledged Trump’s outrage.
“He’s a fighter,” Kemp said. “But at the end of the day, I’ve got to follow the laws of the constitution of this state and that’s exactly what I’m doing.”
The governor told the Journal-Constitution he’s legally bound by state law to certify the results given by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger following the recount.
Now that the results are certified, the Trump 2020 Campaign will have until Tuesday to request another recount, he said, because the vote is within a half-percent. The recount would be paid for by the state.
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