ATLANTA — Georgia’s election audit and hand re-count is done and the Secretary of State says there is almost no difference between the results.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office released the results of the audit by the state Thursday night that reaffirmed President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia in November’s election.
Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray spoke one-on-one with Raffensperger earlier in the evening, who told him that Georgia would be on track to certify the election for Biden on Friday.
“There’s no doubt. The numbers support that,” Raffensperger said.
This comes just hours after President Donald Trump’s campaign announced it was filing a lawsuit in Georgia over the election.
“In the city of Atlanta, Republicans were not allowed to watch the absentee mail-in ballot process. Inspections completely cast aside. And we have numerous double voters. We have numerous out-of-state voters. And we have specific evidence of intimidation and changes of votes. That will all be in the lawsuit that comes out tomorrow,” Trump campaign attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani said.
“Has anyone presented any evidence to you of any major fraud?” Gray asked Raffensperger.
“No. We have not seen any evidence they have given us, anything that supports. It just doesn’t show up, just doesn’t work out. The numbers aren’t there,” Raffensperger said.
“Are you confident in the results of this election and the results of this hand recount?” Gray asked Raffensperger.
“Yes. The audit has aligned very close to what we had in election night reporting,” Raffensperger said. “It’s so close, it’s not a thimble full of difference.”
Another lawsuit was being heard Thursday afternoon by a federal judge in Atlanta to try and delay the state’s certification of the election. The judge denied the motion to stop the certification.
Raffensperger said the state’s timeline should not be affected and expects to certify the results of this election as is required by law on Friday.
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