The Democratic president obtained 2 million 475 thousand 141 votes with a percentage of 49.5%, as reported by the Secretary of State of Georgia
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WASHINGTON.- The state of Georgia (USA) confirmed this Thursday the victory of the democrat Joe biden in the presidential elections after completing the manual counting of the votes that barely modified the results.
Biden obtained 2,475,141 votes (49.5%) ahead of the still president, Donald trump, with 2,462,857 (49.3%), according to the Secretary of State for Georgia, the electoral authority in the state.
With the manual recount, Trump cut about 2,000 votes as a result of human errors during the scrutiny, but they were not enough to catch up with Biden, the winner with a final difference of 12,284 votes.
Biden thus became the first Democrat to win in the southern Georgia since Bill Clinton did it in 1992.
The Secretary of State released the count after a federal court in Atlanta (Georgia) reject the umpteenth lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign that aimed to delay the certification (officialization) of the results.
In this way, it is foreseen that Georgia make these results official this Friday, which will confirm the assignment of his sixteen delegates in the Electoral College to Biden.
As the difference is less than 0.5%, the electoral law in Georgia allows the Trump campaign to request a new recount, this time mechanical, until next Tuesday.
Trump has referred to the manual recount in Georgia repeatedly pouring out accusations without proof and has criticized the Secretary of State, the highest electoral authority, Republican Brad Raffensperger, who has received death threats.
« The false count that is happening in Georgia it means nothing, because they do not allow the signatures to be examined and verified, « the outgoing president, who has not yet acknowledged his electoral defeat, said this week on Twitter.
Trump and his allies have propagated the theory refuted by Raffensperger himself that in Georgia postal votes cannot be verified which would have led to them voting even dead.
Raffensperger, in fact, has stated that Trump self-boycotted himself by delegitimizing voting by mail in the midst of the pandemic, which resulted in lower turnout of Republican voters than in the primaries held in spring, which would have cost him the state.