The Trump campaign over the weekend requested another recount, alleging “false results.”. On Monday evening during a press conference, the Georgia secretary of state announced the additional recount after The Trump campaign criticized Georgia’s first recount, which took place over the course of last week.
According to Politico, the Trump campaign is legally entitled to a recount upon request with the costs of such an operation covered by Georgia state and local governments.
Georgia To Hold Second Election Recount https://t.co/acU2LnxxZN
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 24, 2020
“The Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia. We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted,” the Trump campaign said in a statement on Saturday.
“President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards. Without signature matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted,” the statement continued. “If there is no signature matching, this would be as phony as the initial vote count and recount. Let’s stop giving the People false results. There must be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it is coming soon.”
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 24, 2020
“Raffensperger said that he does not expect the additional recount to change the election results much. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is ahead in the state by over 12,000 votes.” Daily Wire reported.
“When we did the first audit, we found mistakes in three counties and that added over 1,000 votes for President Trump,” Raffensperger said during an interview with Fox News on Monday. “That has all been accounted for, and so I think this one will be very close to what we just have now. I don’t see much difference whatsoever.”
“We told the [Trump] campaign if they find instances of voter fraud, we will check it out,” he said. “We have not seen widespread, systemic voter fraud that would overturn the results of the people.”