China News Agency, Houston, November 11th. The Secretary of State of Georgia, Ravensberg, announced on the 11th local time that all ballots for the 2020 US presidential election voted by voters in the state will be audited. The recount is completed manually.
On November 3, local time, voters fill out ballots at the polling station of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, USA.
November 3 is the election day of the 2020 U.S. general election. All American voters go to polling stations to vote for the presidential election.
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According to CBS News, Ravensberg said at a press conference on the 11th that there is currently no evidence that there is a problem of systemic election fraud in the state.
However, according to the law of the state, if the difference in the number of votes of candidates is less than 0.5%, they can choose to recount the votes.
Therefore, the state chose to conduct a "risk limit audit" and required election staff in Georgia's 159 counties to recount the votes manually.
This is a legal provision passed by the state of Georgia in 2019.
This is the first time the state has implemented a "risk limit audit."
Ravensberg said that the current Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Biden, and Republican presidential candidate, current President Trump have a gap of 14,111 votes in Georgia.
As of the afternoon of November 11, local time, Biden's lead was 0.28 percentage points.
Voters in Georgia voted for nearly 5 million votes in the 2020 US presidential election.
Ravensberg said that the audit will start on November 13 at the latest and is scheduled to be completed on November 20.
Ravensberg said that there will be "a lot of supervision" in the audit process, and both parties will have the opportunity to observe the scene.
The Secretary of State’s Office stated on the 11th that any time the votes are recounted, the results may be slightly different from the results of the initial statistics.
If this happens, the audit result will prevail.
Ravensperger said that after the audit results are certified, the losing campaign team can request a recount.
According to the Associated Press, Republican Rep. Doug Collins, who was in charge of the Trump campaign in Georgia, said that the initiation of the vote audit in Georgia was a victory for integrity and transparency.
Ravensperger denied that the vote was audited because the Trump campaign asked Georgia to recount the votes.
It is worth noting that Ravensperger also said that the state is improving the work of the U.S. Senate runoff.
According to Georgia law, the state's second round of the final election will be held on January 5, 2021.
The United States Senate has 100 seats, and 35 seats will be re-elected during the 2020 US general election. So far, the Republican Party has 49 seats and the Democrat Party has 48 seats. The remaining three seats will come from Georgia and Alaska. Among them, the ownership of 1 seat in Alaska has not yet been determined, and Republican Senator Sullivan is temporarily ahead. Georgia's two seats failed to distinguish the winner, which has attracted the attention of the outside world. (Finish)