Georgia to Recount the Election Votes, But Will It Change Anything?

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Georgia will be recounting the ballots cast for the 2020 presidential election, the Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has announced. This is every electioneering committee’s worst nightmare. The recount will be going through a risk-limiting audit, which means each of Georgia’s 159 counties will count their ballots by hand.[1]

This recount “…will help build confidence,” according to Raffensperger. For reference, Mr. Raffensperger is a Republican. The recount is also a result of pressure being placed by the Trump campaign who believe there was illegal election tampering. Also, pressure from Georgia Republicans asking Mr. Raffensperger to resign.[2]

Currently, Joe Biden is up by 14,000 votes over President Donald Trump. Mr. Raffensperger has stated it would be impossible for President Trump to overtake Biden with these numbers, yet the Trump campaign is still clinging for some hope at the end of the tunnel.

Unfortunately, even with the recount, Republicans might not be able to add numbers to the presidential election in their favor. If the Georgia recount turns out unfavorably for the President, it will show the futility of moving forward in doing the same in other states. The Senate is projected to stay in Republican hands and the House has increased in Republican numbers. Perhaps conservatives might do themselves a favor in focusing in the 2022 and 2024 elections before the next ones turn out disastrous.


[1] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgia-election-hand-recount-audit-presidential-race/

[2] https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/11/politics/georgia-full-state-recount-2020-presidential-race/index.html

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