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Georgia certifies results for Biden


Stacey Abrams (left) and Brian Kemp Associated Press/Photos by John Amis (file)

Georgia certifies results for Biden

Gov. Brian Kemp and top elections officials on Friday announced Joe Biden won the presidential race and the state’s 16 electors. President Donald Trump requested a recount on Saturday. Friday’s certification followed a manual count of presidential votes done as an audit of electronic voting machines.

What’s happening with the count in other contested states? Trump met with top Republicans from the Michigan legislature at the White House on Friday, prompting speculation the president wanted to tamper with how the state’s electors might vote. Afterward, the state delegation said in a statement that they discussed COVID-19 relief with the president. “We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan,” they said. Biden leads by more than 155,000 votes based on the state’s current count, which the Board of State Canvassers is expected to certify on Monday. On Saturday, a federal judge rejected a request from the Trump campaign to delay certification of the election results in Pennsylvania.

Dig deeper: Read Kyle Ziemnick’s report in The Stew on the status of the Trump campaign’s continued fight in court over the election.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.

@lmlangdon

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Salty1

This president will not enable us to lead a quite life! This is the whole point of why we fight! Certainly, we do pray but let us understand clearly that he is no friend of the church - just watch!