Fran Leathers, Director and Chair Oconee County Board of
Elections wears a â€œWeâ€™ve Got Thisâ€ mask as the Georgia
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news
conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia
election officials have announced an audit of presidential election
results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn
UPDATED 5:48 PM PT â€“ Thursday, November 12, 2020
Election officials in Georgia stated the hand recount process
will be completed by next week.
In a news conference on Thursday, officials said they received
numerous reports of voting irregularities that may have swayed the
election. They stressed Joe Biden is currently leading President
Trump by only 14,000 votes and stated that instances of fraud are
Georgia officials also rejected Democrat accusations of
political bias behind their decision to recount.
â€œLet me be perfectly clear on this,â€ Voting System
Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling said. â€œIf it was 14,000
votes the other way, we would be doing the exact same thing.â€
The recount in Georgia is widely expected to give President
Trump 16 electoral votes as well as expose a rampant Democrat
effort to manipulate the vote.
â€œWe want to make sure this is a fair and transparent
election,â€ Rep. Vernon Jones (D-Ga.) said. â€œMore importantly,
this is not just for Republicans but for Democrats as well.â€
There needs to be an immediate
audit of every ballot cast in this past weekâ€™s election.
If thereâ€™s no fraud, what is there to hide?
â€” Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones)
November 10, 2020
Rep. Jones added that the recount of 5 million ballots will
happen at the local level by hand.