Donald Trump called for manual counting of votes to stop in Georgia

The president of the United States, Donald Trump. EFE / Giorgio Viera / Archive

The president of United States, Donald Trump, asked on Saturday afternoon to stop the manual counting of votes that has been taking place since Friday in the state of Georgia, after the difference between him and candidate Joe Biden was less than 0.5%.

“The manual recount that takes place in Georgia is a waste of time. The signatures do not match the ballots. Cancel the count until you allow AUDIT. Don’t let the radical left Democrats steal the elections!”He wrote on his Twitter account.

Donald Trump tweet calling for counting to be stopped in Georgia
Donald Trump tweet calling for counting to be stopped in Georgia

The president and republican candidate, whom the projections give as the loser since last Saturday but who assures that there was fraud in the election, has denounced that the ballots do not match the registered signatures of the voters, although so far no evidence has been presented.

In addition, he denounced that they do not allow the entry of the Republican Party prosecutors, which has not been proven either.

View of the vote count in Fulton County, in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 4, 2020. EFE / Erik S. Lesser
View of the vote count in Fulton County, in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 4, 2020. EFE / Erik S. Lesser

The messages of the president, who must leave his position in the White House on January 20, They arrived after a day in which a group of their followers demonstrated in Washington to denounce what they consider to be an electoral “theft”.

On his way from the White House to go golfing, Trump could see from his armored limousine his several hundred supporters gathered in the center of the city. The presidential convoy passed in front of Freedom Plaza, where enthusiastic supporters shouted “Four more years! Four more years!” or “USA! USA!” Many of them waved “Trump 2020” flags and some carried banners that read “Best President Ever” or “Stop Theft.”

Donald Trump appears in a march in his support, in Washington

“It’s heartwarming to see all the tremendous support out there, especially the rallies that are naturally springing up across the country, including a big one on Saturday in (Washington) DC. I can even try to pass and say hello ”, he had tweeted on Friday President.

Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside the vote-counting site in Atlanta, Georgia.  REUTERS / Dustin Chambers
Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside the vote-counting site in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS / Dustin Chambers

Meanwhile, Georgia began manual counting of all votes cast in the presidential election on Friday., in view of the narrow margin of the first count between Donald Trump Y Joe Biden, who has 14,000 votes in his favor and that would represent the 16 electoral votes of this state.

Counting the nearly five million votes by hand and after all counties certify their results, must conclude on Wednesday, November 18 at midnightGeorgia electoral authorities announced Thursday.

The results of all the states have already been announced by the big television networks of the country. Joe Biden got 306 electoral votes, against 232 for the outgoing president: just the same figures, but in reverse, as in the victory of the Republican magnate, described by him then as a “tsunami”, against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Manifestación a favor de Donald Trump en Washington. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Manifestación a favor de Donald Trump en Washington. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Although the results of the count in Georgia are still missing, it will not change the final outcome: Joe Biden has, whatever happens in Georgia, the 270 large constituents needed to open the doors of the White House.

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