Published: Sat, November 21, 2020

Georgia pours cold water on Trump bid to overturn Biden win

"But because I've been part of the process, I've had to be more guarded", he said. "I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct". "The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state's office or of courts or of either campaign".

During a statewide audit earlier this week, election officials found the 600 ballots that were not counted in the earlier totals.

A recount in Georgia illustrated this after state officials rejected Trump campaign's implicit effort to throw out votes from black majority Atlanta, a tactic they are also trying out in Detroit, Michigan.

Pressure for Trump to start the formal transition process has mounted, with a few more Republicans voicing doubts over his unsubstantiated claims of fraudulent voting.

Earlier in the day, Georgia dealt Mr Trump another blow by certifying Mr Biden's razor-thin margin of victory.

Democrats and Republicans agreed that Brady should have been fired and that the uncounted ballots were a result of human error rather than a deliberate attempt to sabotage a free and fair election.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) on Friday expressed confidence in the accuracy of his state's hand recount, which reaffirmed Biden's 12,284-vote lead, amid a barrage of attacks from Trump's legal team alleging unsubstantiated claims about widespread fraud.

It is focusing on MI and Pennsylvania for now, but even if both those states flipped to the president he would need to overturn the vote in another state to vault ahead of Biden in the Electoral College.

Yet on Saturday morning, he also continued to claim that fraud would be unearthed in MI.

'This is true, but much different than reported by the media.

While Georgia formally certified Biden as the victor on Friday after its Republican Secretary of State withstood pressure from Trump and his acolytes to invalidate a large number of ballots, GOP lawmakers in MI said after a meeting with the lame duck President that they had no information "that would change the outcome of the election" while pledging they will follow the law and the normal process of awarding the state's electors to the candidate who won the popular vote. We will show massive and unprecedented fraud!' "And they've got to prove it in court", Sullivan said.

"There are questions that need to be answered", McEnany said at a White House press briefing.

There is a "right way and a wrong way" for Trump to contest what he sees as election irregularities, Susan Collins, the Maine Senator, said in a statement.

Even as the Biden team remains unable to access resources and government experts to help assume management of the $4 trillion USA government on Inauguration Day, Trump officials have been making unexpected changes to programs, policies and agencies that could affect the incoming administration.

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