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Biden margin slides in Georgia 'official' recount; Will Trump exercise his right to seek a free recount, again?
Biden's margin in the presidential race from Georgia has narrowed down to 12,284 votes from 14,000 in the weeklong hand recount that concluded on Thursday night (Friday morning in India). Four counties reported 5,800 missing or unscanned votes lending the much needed credence to Trump's allegations of countrywide rigging by Democrats by manipulating largescale early voting. But his allegations have been dismissed in all quarters, including sections of Republicans, as unsupported and wild. While the last recount was ordered by Raffensperger under the audit rule, Trump has an option to demand recount till next Tuesday after result certification on Friday, although Georgia now will not rewrite Biden's presidential victory. Will he? He need not pay in Georgia!

ATLANTA, Nov 20: Georgia has completed the statutory recount or audit of the votes that needs to be undertaken in one of the races in the general election, which Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (a Republican) chose as the razor-thin presidential one, and released the result as unchanged victory for blue in over two decades in the State.

The results were released on Thursday night (Friday morning in India) in a handout by the Secretary of State's office. Though the result remains unchanged, and Biden retains his victory in the State, there was a narrowing of his lead, down from 14,000 votes to 12,284 votes, from 0.3% to 0.2%. There were 5,800 uncounted votes uncovered. Douglas, Walton, Fayette and Floyd counties reported the missing or unscanned votes, officially termed as human error ie, discounting any fraud. Co-Republicans called for the resignation of Raffensperger for mismanagement.

Georgia will need to officially certify the result of the presidential race in the State by Friday as per State law. Raffensperger will sign it on Friday morning but Republican Governor Brian Kemp too needs to sign the papers for the result to become finally official. He has until 5 pm Saturday local time to sign as per the law. But it is not known if he has any reservations. Because he had earlier asked Raffensperger to look into allegations of irregularities also, before the recount.

As per the State rule, the losing party can ask for a recount if the margin is below 0.5% after certification of results, which will be Friday. And the deadline is next Tuesday. The discovery of missing and unscanned votes will add testimony to Trump's wild allegations of fraud and embolden him to go wild.

Therefore, Trump, for whom "the election is not over" yet, can ask for a recount which he is entitled for, - he need not pay in Georgia - and he might not hesitate, not because it could erode Biden's victory but for one, to keep the fight going and, two, further politicisation helps in the January 5 runoffs that will decide Senate majority which is vital for a President to implement his plans and move forward.

This is the next big thing in line after the November 3 presidential race.

The recount was the largest hand recount in US history that began last Friday morning. (Not asked for by Trump). Raffensperger opted for hand recount as, he said, "This (hand count) will build confidence (as well)." A total of 5 million votes were hand counted in the State.

Threats to his and his wife's life

There were threats to Raffensperger's life. Raffensperger said in an interview Monday he and his wife had been receiving death threats from the Trump supporters, asking him to reverse Trump's loss in Georgia by tossing out absentee ballots. "You better not botch this recount. Your life depends on it," read one death threat addressed to him and his wife Tricia.

Raffensperger disclosed that some fellow Republicans had tried to pressure him into disqualifying legal ballots that were not for Trump.

Trump has been repeatedly alleging that Georgia's voting machine manufacturer, Dominion Voting Systems, is a Leftist- owned company tied to Venezuela and that the system deleted thousands of his votes.

When resisted pressure from Republicans to toss the ballots, Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler asked him to quit. Trump supporters also attacked him for saying, while the recount was yet to be completed, there won't be much change in the result.

Raffensperger also received a call from Lindsey Graham asking him to toss mail-in ballots in counties showing mismatched signature.

But Raffensperger has said that Trump's opposition to mail-in votes as being vulnerable to rigging dissuaded some 24,500 Republicans from casting their ballots. Biden had around 14,000 vote majority in the initial result. "He (Trump) would have won by 10,000 votes [but] he actually suppressed, depressed his own voting base," Raffensperger said in an interview with WSB TV.

“Whatever the count in Georgia today is, it’s totally ridiculous,” said Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, at a press conference earlier in the day. “They’re counting the same fraudulent ballots one more time, and we’re still very close.”

A lawsuit filed by a Trump supporter to block Georgia certify the results fell short in a Federal court earlier on Thursday.

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