Dishonest actors 'misleading the president' - GA Sec. of State

"Once this recount is complete, everyone in Georgia will be able to have even more confidence in the results of our elections, despite the massive amounts of misinformation that is being spread by dishonest actors. There are those who are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation, and frankly, they are misleading the president as well, apparently," Raffensperger said.

Georgia law allows a candidate to request a vote recount within two business days of certification, if the margin is less than 0.5 percent. Biden defeated Trump in Georgia by a 0.26 percent margin.

The Trump campaign has also demanded an audit of the voter signatures that accompanied mail-in ballots.

Electors in each state will convene as the Electoral College on Dec. 14 to formally select the next president. Biden won 306 electoral votes, 36 over the 270 threshold needed to win.

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BRAD RAFFENSPERGER: That is the great thing about our paper-ballot system. It is auditable. It is recountable and can provide voters the confidence that the outcomes are correct.

Once this recount is complete, everyone in Georgia will be able to have even more confidence in the results of our elections, despite the massive amounts of misinformation that is being spread by dishonest actors. There are those who are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half truths, misinformation. And, frankly, they are misleading the president as well, apparently.

There are two suits in federal court right now. One was already shot down and is being appealed. The other is just beginning. That is the due process afforded to us-- all of us as Americans.