CBS News reports:
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger told reporters on Friday that the state will head to a recount due the small margin between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump. Biden pulled ahead in the state by a narrow margin of just over 1,000 votes as of Friday morning.
“This process is and will remain open and transparent to monitors,” Raffensberger said. Candidates must be within half a percentage point of each other to trigger a recount.
Gabriel Sterling, the state’s Voting System Implementation Manager, told reporters that there are 4,169 outstanding ballots in the state. Sterling also emphasized that the count would be thorough and transparent.
Georgia and its 16 electoral votes are headed to a recount. Right now, Biden has a narrow edge over Trump with a lead of just 1,579 votes.
— POLITICO (@politico) November 6, 2020
Georgia’s Secretary of State has just called for a recount, but says “We’re not seeing widespread fraud.”
— Stephanie Myers (@_StephanieMyers) November 6, 2020