The Republican Secretary of State has certified for Joe Biden.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified Joe Biden’s win in the state Friday, a day after completing a hand audit of the state’s more than 5 million ballots, starting the clock for electors to be named and any further recount demand from President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Biden won Georgia by a margin of 12,284 votes, or about 0.3 percentage points, marking the first time a Democrat won the state since 1992.
“Numbers don’t lie. As secretary of state, I believe the numbers that we have presented today are correct,” Raffensperger said in a press conference ahead of the certification. “The numbers reflect the verdict of the people.”
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