Joe Biden won the U.S. election with a majority of 279 electoral college votes. But ballot counting continues in several states, including Georgia, with Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump still very close.
Mr Biden is ahead of Mr Trump in Georgia by just 0.2 per cent, or 10,353 votes, but with more than 99 per cent of the votes cast in the presidential election, the state is likely to win.
Georgia state officials have indicated that a reshuffle is expected in late November. Under Georgia state law, a recount can be requested from a candidate if the turnout is less than 0.5 percent.
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Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said: “Georgia is very close to calling right now. We will have a gap of a few thousand out of the nearly 5 million votes cast. With that small margin, there would be a count in Georgia. “
Fulton County, the largest in the state and located in Atlanta, appears to be advising the state on behalf of Mr. Biden. Mr Trump led on election night but Mr Biden won a landslide victory in the county by mail, with a margin of 236,140 votes in the final count.
Clayton County is also responsible for the Democrats’ advantage. Several counties in Georgia sent election workers home overnight, with Clayton counters working until morning.
The general blue inclination of Juinet is expected to be County Blue, strengthening Mr Biden’s leadership in the state.
Electoral official Gabriel Sterling said it would take “time” to process several thousand ballots. 8,000 overseas ballots may still come from service members.
What has Trump demanded?
On the morning of November 4, Mr. Trump prematurely claimed that he had brought Georgia with him – and several other states to whom it was not too early to call.
“It simply came to our notice then Speaking at the Georgia White House early in the morning, Mr. Trump said, “With only seven percent (of the vote) left for the count, we got 2.2.5 percent or 117,000 (votes).”
The Trump campaign and Georgia’s Republican Party filed the lawsuit against the Chatham County Election Board on Nov. 4 in an attempt to block the vote.
Republican poll observer Sean Pomfrey alleges he illegally added 53 undisclosed absentee ballots to a pile of processed absentee ballots because he was scheduled in Chatham County.
According to state law, ballots must be taken by 7pm on election day for counting.
Trump’s campaign argued: “Under Georgian law, ballots received after the deadline to ensure that ballots are not being counted unknowingly or intentionally have failed to ensure that the Trump campaign harms the interests of the Trump campaign and President Trump.” This could reduce the legal vote to vote in support of President Trump. ”
Although it was alleged, Mr. Pompeo did not provide any evidence of malpractice.
Mr Pompeo also acknowledged that he did not know if the unnecessary ballots had arrived late after election evening.
Sabrina, director of the Chatham County Voter Registration Office, supported the testimony of a German board witness who said the ballots were received in a timely manner.
At an hour-long hearing on Thursday, November 5, Judge James Base dismissed the case without explaining his decision.
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What’s going on in the Georgia Senate race?
Georgia’s Senate will be contested in a special run-off election on January 5, 2021, which will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the upper house of Congress.
None of the candidates in the two state seats managed to get the required 50 per cent of the votes needed to secure a seat in the Senate.
Nationally, both parties won 48 seats and needed 51 for a majority. Although Alaska and North Carolina have not yet been called up, they are in the lead and probably the Republican candidates have won. That means if the Democrats win both seats in Georgia in 2021, the Senate will be set at 50-50.
Under these circumstances, Vice President Kamala Harris effectively became the 101st senator and decided on a tie-break, giving Democrats full legal control of Congress. But with the Republicans winning just one seat in Georgia, Joe Biden is facing a legal battle that would pass his legislative agenda through the Republican Chamber.
Georgia’s first race was between the original Republican David Perdu, 70, who was the first businessman to be appointed to the Senate in 2014 and former investigative journalist Democrat John Osoff.
Senator Perdu received 49.9 percent of the vote and Mr. Asaf received 47.9 percent.
Georgia’s second Republican senator, Kelly Lofler, received 25.9 percent of the vote, while her rival, Democrat Rafael Warnock, received 32.9 percent.
They were the top two financiers on the crowded field including Republican Rep. Doug Collins was also included. But no candidate has been able to achieve the required 50 percent margin of victory.
Mrs. Loffler, 49, a wealthy businesswoman, was hired to retire Sen. last year. Johnny Isaacson.
The candidate recently tweeted in support of Trump’s call to “count every legal vote” and promised to bring a bill that would “increase the punishment for those who try to interfere with the will of the American people”.
Mr. Warnock, 51, is trying to become Georgia’s first black U.S. senator. Rev. where Rev. Atlanta is pastor of the church. Martin Luther King Jr. preached.
Georgia is clearly not a Democrat. It is deep south. No Democrat has held a presidential election since Bill Clinton 26 years ago.
After secession from the Union, Georgia joined the Confederation. It is deeply religious and deeply conservative. It has been redder than red for decades.
But now cracks are seen. Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump had neck-and-neck in the polls, but Mr. Biden benefited.
Mr. Biden has surpassed Mr. Trump in Georgia’s urban areas, such as the state capital of Atlanta.