Georgia has NOT certified election results, but will do so soon…

Georgia announced prematurely that it had certified the election results today, giving the state to Biden. But they’ve since clarified that it hasn’t happened yet:

CNN – Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office said Friday that he hasn’t yet certified the results of the presidential election, one hour after issuing a press release announcing it was complete.

The certification will formalize the razor-thin presidential results after a statewide audit confirmed that Joe Biden got more votes than President Donald Trump and would be a major blow to Trump’s longshot efforts to overturn the outcome of the election.

“Numbers don’t lie,” Raffensperger said during a news conference earlier Friday. “As Secretary of State, I believe that the numbers that we are presented today are correct.”

Raffensperger’s office then issued a press release at 12:26 p.m., saying, “The Georgia Secretary of State Office today certified the results for the November 3, 2020 General Election.” But it sent a “correction” at 1:06 p.m. saying, “Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger today will certify the results for the November 3, 2020 General Election.”

They also note that Lin Wood’s lawsuit to delay certification was dismissed by a judge:

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit to delay Georgia’s certification. The case was brought by one of the potential Republican electors, and the Trump campaign was not officially involved. Lin Wood, who brought the lawsuit, would have served as a pro-Trump elector if Trump won Georgia.

According to that I’ve read, once the Georgia results are certified Trump can request another recount. But it’s a machine recount, meaning it’s not by hand and won’t include an audit. Given this, I’m not sure what the point would be in requesting it.

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