Recalculation is expected to confirm Biden’s victory in the state with 16 voters.
The state of Georgia on Thursday is expected to confirm Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump after a thorough recount.
State Secretary Republican Brad Raffensperger said a manual recount of nearly 5 million votes is unlikely to change the result enough to ensure Trump’s victory in the state. According to the first count, Biden outpaced Trump by 14,000 votes.
In this case, Trump will have few options to challenge the victory of Biden, who leads the country as a whole with a margin of 5.8 million votes. If something unexpected does not happen, Biden will be sworn in on January 20.
Even if Trump is recognized as the winner in Georgia and gets its 16 electors, he is separated from the victory by two more states, where there is a small gap between candidates.
Georgia’s authorities plan to report the recount on Thursday, and the deadline for official announcement of the results is Friday.
In Pennsylvania, where Biden leads by a margin of 82,000 votes, Trump’s headquarters is asking the court to declare him the winner, saying 20 voters must select the state legislature controlled by Republicans.
In Wisconsin, Trump’s headquarters has paid for a partial recount, although election officials say it is likely to only increase Biden’s advantage, now at 20,000 votes. This state has 10 votes.
Trump’s office has filed a series of lawsuits in a number of other states, including Michigan, but so far it has not produced significant results.
Several well-known law firms have refused to participate in the campaign, and the effort was led by President Rudy Giuliani’s personal attorney.
This process appears to have affected public confidence in American democratic institutions. A survey published Wednesday by Reuters/Ipsos showed that about half of Republicans consider Trump a legitimate winner.
Arizona state secretary of state Democrat Cathy Hobbs said that she and her relatives were being threatened and urged Trump to stop questioning the results of elections. In that state, the incumbent lags behind his opponent by only 10,000 votes.