United States President-elect Joe Biden was confirmed as the winner in the state of Georgia, after a manual recount of more than five million votes. Biden secures the 16 major voters in that state, maintaining the advantage of 306 major voters over Donald Trump’s 232, requiring 270 to secure the election.
Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia was announced by major media Americans last Friday, but given the short difference between the two candidates (about 14,000 votes), Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a recount.
Six days later, Biden’s victory is confirmed, although the advantage has diminished somewhat – an additional 1872 votes were attributed to Trump, the difference between the two candidates now being 12,284 votes.
Trump was declared the winner in Floyd, Fayette and Walton counties, while Biden won in Douglas. In the remaining 159 counties in the state, the The New York Times, the changes were minimal, with the updating of votes, in many cases, varying by just one digit.
Brad Raffensperger, of the Republican Party, explained that the short difference is due to human error and not to any evidence of fraud, as Donald Trump’s campaign claimed, without providing evidence. During the recount process, Raffensperger said Tue received death threats and been pressured to void legal ballot papers.
“The recount process simply reaffirmed what we already knew: Georgia voters chose Joe Biden as their next President,” said Democratic Party spokesman Jaclyn Rothenberg, in a statement sent to the Associated Press.
The state of Georgia has until the end of this Friday to certify and submit the results of the various counties. As soon as he does, Donald Trump will have two business days to request a recount of the votes, if he stays at an equal difference or infers 0.5% – Joe Biden has 0.2% more than Trump.
In addition to Georgia’s symbolic value – Joe Biden was the first Democrat to win since Bill Clinton in 1996 – this state takes on a decisive role in the outcome of the Senate result, since on January 5 there are two decisive votes for that Republicans can keep their majority in the upper house of Congress.
With a vote difference of more than six million nationwide, Donald Trump still does not recognize defeat and blocks the transition of power to the elected President.
Accumulating several defeats in the courts, and with little chance of winning in the ongoing cases, Trump seems to want to change the strategy a little, trying to postpone the certification of the results as much as possible and forcing it to be pushed into the Republican majority congresses. .
One case is that of Michigan, which Joe Biden won with an advantage of more than 156,000 votes, with Donald Trump inviting the representatives of that state to go to the White House this Friday, an action that is being seen as a way to pressure local authorities not to certify Joe Biden’s victory.
Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney accused Donald Trump of proceeding with undemocratic actions after failing to present sustained cases in court.
“After failing to present plausible cases of fraud or widespread conspiracy before any court, the President has now resorted to pressure on local and state authorities to subvert the will of the people and annul the election. It is difficult to imagine more anti-democratic action by an incumbent American President, ”wrote Romney on Twitter.
In the same vein, Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse issued a statement criticizing President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudolph Giuliani for their statements in public, in which they continue to claim the existence of fraud, which they have failed to substantiate. in court.
“Based on what I read from their cases, when they appeared before the courts under oath, Donald Trump’s campaign lawyers repeatedly refused to claim fraud, because there are legal consequences for lying to the judges,” said Sasse, adding that the Trump team “lost or withdrew the five lawsuits in Michigan for being unable to provide any evidence”.
After a virtual meeting with several state governors, Joe Biden denounced Donald Trump’s “total irresponsibility” when trying to reverse the results.
“It sends a horrible message about what we are as a country,” said Biden, speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, reiterating that Donald Trump will be remembered as “one of the most irresponsible presidents in America’s history.”
“It is difficult to understand how this man thinks. What he is doing is outrageous ”, he added.