Georgia recertifies Biden's victory after two recounts
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger recertified the state's election results on Monday, after another recount showed once again that President-elect Joe Biden won the state.
Why it matters: The recertification is the latest blow to Trump's long-shot effort to overturn the election results in Georgia and other states.
- The president and his allies continue to claim, without evidence, that widespread election fraud took place in the presidential election.
- Earlier on Monday, judges in Michigan and Georgia dismissed two parallel so-called "Kraken" lawsuits from attorney Sidney Powell, who has been pushing conspiracy theories about the election results.
Driving the news: The Trump campaign requested a recount after the state certified the results last month.
- Biden won the initial count tally, a hand recount ordered by the state, and the machine recount requested by the Trump campaign.
- The machine recount showed Biden's lead was just under 12,000 votes.
What he's saying: “Today is an important day for election integrity in Georgia and across the country,” Raffensperger said in a statement.
- “The claims in the Kraken lawsuit prove to be as mythological as the creature for which they’re named," he added.
- "Georgians can now move forward knowing that their votes, and only their legal votes, were counted accurately, fairly, and reliably.”