Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports:
The Secretary of State’s Office says it has certified the results of the 2020 General Election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the results were a “true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.”
The audit found just under a 0.1% difference in the statewide total vote count. More than 5,000 ballots were discovered in Floyd and Fayette counties and added to the total.
The audit also found a 0.0099% change in the margin between the two candidates. On Thursday, a federal judge denied an attempt by a Trump supporter to stop the state’s certification of the results.
#BREAKING Georgia’s Secretary of State has certified the election, awarding the state’s 16 electoral votes to Joe Biden.
Trump recount request expected. He has until Tuesday.
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) November 20, 2020
Just in: The Georgia Secretary of State’ Office today certified the results for the November 3, 2020 General Election. pic.twitter.com/ouAmGg58cL
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) November 20, 2020
It’s official: Georgia’s secretary of state has just certified Joe Biden’s win. Georgia is done. Biden gets the state’s 16 electoral votes.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 20, 2020