The campaign of the American president and Republican candidate for the United States elections, Donald Trump, has requested this Saturday a new recount of the votes in the state of Georgia, after the former gave victory to his rival, the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, as the official count had done.
The latter overtook Trump in the final stretch of the recount in the so-called “peach state” and scored the first victory for a Democrat in the region since Bill Clinton won in 1992.
Losing by a margin of less than 0.5 percent, the Trump campaign called for a vote recount that ended Thursday after manually reviewing five million ballots. Now you can ask for a second recount that will not be manual, but by scanning the ballots.
The result of the first count gave 12,284 votes ahead of President-elect Joe Biden.Therefore, this Friday the Governor and the Secretary of State of Georgia, both from the Republican Party, certified the results of the election.
In your statement, the Trump campaign has called it “false results” known so far and has asked to stop counting “illegal ballots.”
The legal team of the still president has not found evidence of fraud in any state disputed in the elections and his lawsuits have been dismissed more than thirty times in the US courts for lack of evidence.
A CANDIDATE FOR THE POSITIVE SENATE FOR CORONAVIRUS
While the votes of the presidential elections are counted, Georgia continues immersed in an electoral campaign for the last two seats of the Senate that will decide towards which party the balance of forces in the institution leans.
Democrats need to win both elections, while Republicans need only win one to secure a majority.
In full campaign, one of the Republican candidates, Kyle Loeffler, was diagnosed positive for coronavirus this Friday and remains in isolation after a second test carried out this Saturday has yielded an inconclusive result.
At a campaign event held this Friday, the candidate was without a mask along with the vice president, Mike Pence, and the other Republican candidate for the Senate, David Perdue, as noted CNN.
According to his campaign, Loeffler had done two rapid tests in the morning that had come back negative and that is why he went to the event, but the PCR later came back positive. She is asymptomatic.
His rival, the Reverend Raphael Warnock, has sent him his blessing and has assured that he prays that the next test is negative and he can return to his campaign.
(With information from Europa Press)
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