The gap between Biden and Trump in Georgia after manual ballot recount was 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. Winning the state gives the candidate 16 electoral votes out of 270 needed. Trump has two days to demand a new recount
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A hand recount in Georgia confirmed the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the state. This was stated by the Secretary of State of Georgia Brad Raffensperger, transfers A.P.
According to him, Biden got 2.47 million votes, the incumbent US President Donald Trump – 2.46 million. The gap between the Democrat candidate was 12,670 votes, or 0.25%.
Now that the results have been officially confirmed, Trump’s staff have two business days to request a recount, as the gap is less than 0.5%. The recalculation will be done by machine, Raffensperger said. Victory in Georgia gives the candidate 16 electoral votes out of 270 needed to become president.
The US presidential election was held on November 3. Initially, in a number of states, including Georgia, Trump was leading for some time, but when calculating the last percent of votes, the advantage is intercepted Biden. Commenting on this, Trump noted that his leadership disappeared “magically” and indicated that it was “very strange.” In his opinion, there was a “great fraud” in the counting of votes in the United States.