The Associated Press reports:
A top Georgia elections official says a hand tally of the presidential race in Georgia is complete, and the results affirm Democrat Joe Biden’s lead over Republican President Donald Trump. Gabriel Sterling released the information to The Associated Press on Thursday.
The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stemmed from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or an official recount request.
The state has until Friday to certify the results that have been certified and submitted by the counties. Once the results are certified, the losing campaign can request a recount.
#BREAKING Georgia presidential election audit is COMPLETE and the result is confirmed:
Joe Biden will be certified Friday by the Georgia Secretary of State as the winner of Georgia’s 16 electoral votes.https://t.co/33hDNlDENe
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) November 20, 2020
NEW: Georgia’s hand audit is complete. Joe Biden remains the winner. The results will be certified by Friday, November 20.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 20, 2020