The certificate will formalize the results of the presidency after a nationwide referendum confirmed that Joe Biden won more votes than President Donald Trump and would have a significant impact on Trump’s long-running efforts to overthrow the election.
“The numbers are not false,” Raffensperger said at a news conference Friday morning. “As Secretary of State, I believe the figures we have presented today are accurate.”
Raffensperger’s office then issued a statement at 12:26 p.m., saying “Georgia’s cabinet today confirmed the results for the November 3, 2020 general election.” But it submitted a “resolution” at 1:06 a.m., saying “Georgia Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger today will confirm the results for the November 3, 2020 general election.”
Confirmation of the election results is a formality, but the battle process has become the latest battleground in Trump’s long-running effort to seize power. His campaign is trying to block or delay a major state certification in hopes of defeating Biden through electoral colleges.
Such a plan would not be possible if major states confirmed the results of the December 8 presidential election, known as the “safe” deadline under federal law. Georgia has now confirmed its results, the state has followed the deadline and Congress must respect these results.
Raffensberger has spoken out against Trump and his GOP allies for undermining the state’s vote-counting process and has strongly defended the integrity of Georgia’s presidential race.
Now that the results have been confirmed, Mr. Trump has the right to request a nationwide recall because of the narrow margin. The deadline for your campaign to request a recount is Tuesday afternoon.
Georgia Gov. Republican President Brian Kemp has 5 p.m. ET Saturday to sign a document authorizing Biden to vote for Georgia’s 16 constituencies. State weir law.
Kemp was relatively quiet during the post-election inspections, and CNN asked his office if he planned to sign the document without incident. Kemp is scheduled to speak live at 5 p.m. ET Friday on the election.
Kemp did Issue a statement
Pre-trial calls for Mr Raffensberger to “seriously consider allegations of vote-rigging that have taken place.” Mr. Trump and his campaign have raised baseless allegations of irregularities and fraud in Georgia.
Trump mentioned the governor in At least six tweets
Since the election, Kemp has been “tense” and “turned the Republican Party”, even as Georgia voters have replaced Biden, the Democratic candidate. He also urged Kemp to take charge after it was revealed that the investigation did not disclose the widespread anomaly.
But in a tweet, Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Kemp, criticizing him for the legal agreement reached by the state earlier this year with pro-democracy groups on abstentions. Raffensberger’s office said Mr. Trump was working on a “false agreement” called the Consensus Decree, which he called Wrong claim
Weak verification rules for voting.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected the motion to delay Georgia’s verification. The case was brought to the attention of some of the potential Republican voters, and the Trump campaign was not officially involved. Lin Wood, who is leading the lawsuit, could be Trump’s next prime minister if he wins Georgia.
This was updated after Raffensperger’s announcement. The results have not been confirmed.
CNN correspondent Caroline Kelly contributed to this report.