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Georgia Secretary of State Orders Full Hand Recount Of Presidential Race

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger just announced a full hand recount of all counties in the state for the presidential race.

Most recounts are not manual hand recounts but just tabulation audits and as such they rarely can change a result. But a hand recount is another deal entirely so while still a longshot, Trump is only down 14,000 votes.

He also added, “Every single case of voter fraud that is reported to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office will be investigated.”

“It’s an audit, recanvas and a recount – all in one,” Raffensperger added before saying the hand re-count of all the ballots will be finished before the certification deadline of Nov. 20th.

From The AP:

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, who’s leading President Donald Trump’s recount team in Georgia, and state Republican Party Chairman David Shafer sent a letter to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Tuesday requesting that he order a hand recount of Georgia’s nearly 5 million ballots before certifying the results.

The move comes a day after Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler called for Raffensperger’s resignation, claiming he ran the election poorly but citing no specific incidents of wrongdoing.

Perdue will face Democrat Jon Ossoff and Loeffler will face Democrat Raphael Warnock in Jan. 5 runoffs that are likely to determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Raffensperger has refused to step down and defended how his office conducted the election. His office has refuted a number of claims made by Trump supporters.

“The process of reporting results has been orderly and followed the law,” Raffensperger said in a Monday statement.

“Where there have been specific allegations of illegal voting, my office has dispatched investigators.”

“This is not about anything but a fair process and election,” Collins said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“This is not about sour grapes. It’s not about anything else. It’s just about saying, let’s restore the integrity, because we’ve got more elections here in Georgia in a very short time.”