His lawyers said a recount has been requested to ensure every legal vote is counted. Earlier, Trump’s attorneys lost several lawsuits against the election results in Georgia, as well as in several other states. Trump had until Tuesday to request a new recount. He was able to do this because the difference between the candidates is less than 0.5 percentage point.
Authorities had previously instituted a recount after the first count revealed that Biden in Georgia had a lead of about 14,000 votes over Donald Trump. More than 5 million votes have been re-counted by hand. After six days of counting, it turned out last Thursday that Biden had a 12,670 vote lead and was still the winner in the state. Responsible State Secretary Brad Raffensperger and Governor Brian Kemp confirmed those results on Friday afternoon.
Trump’s legal team explained the request for a recount by pushing for a “fair vote count,” which should include signature comparisons and other important protective measures. Let’s stop giving people wrong results. There must come a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it will come soon, ”said a statement.