Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger told reporters Friday afternoon that the state is likely to do a vote recount due to a razor-thin margin between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
"The focus of our office and the county's electoral officials for the time being is to ensure that every legal vote is accurately counted and recorded," Raffensperger told reporters during a press conference. “As we near a final count, we can begin to look at our next steps. With such a small margin there will be a recount in Georgia ”, predicted Raffensperger.
According to the NPR, a recount can only be requested in the state if the state has passed a "risk mitigation test" and the vote has been confirmed by the state, which is not expected until November 20. State recounts can be requested if the profit margin for a candidate is within half a percent. Biden took the lead in the state on Thursday and is currently leading Trump with less than 1,500 votes.
"We are literally seeing a margin of less than a large high school," added Gabriel Sterling, implementation manager for the Georgia voting system.
Trump has been claiming election fraud since late Wednesday after there were signs that the vote was going to be tight. However, the implementation manager for the Georgia voting system, Gabriel Sterling, denied the allegations.
"We don't see any widespread irregularities," he said.
Trump has been watching his leadership in the state disappear For the past two days, Black Americans in Atlanta and the surrounding counties have supported Biden. Much of that effort is attributed to Stacey Abrams, whose New Georgia Project, founded in 2013, resulted in more than 800,000 black Americans in the state voting.
Same goes for Trump in Pennsylvania. The president had early leadership in the state, but postal ballots have greatly favored the former vice president as he tops the census in both states and Nevada. The only state where Trump is still at the top is North Carolina.