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Georgia Secretary of State Certifies Biden’s Victory After Audit

  • Biden beat Trump in the state by a margin of 12,670 votes
  • Governor is due to approve the state’s electors Saturday
People hand count ballots during an audit at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration office in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on Nov. 13. 

People hand count ballots during an audit at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration office in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on Nov. 13. 

Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified Joe Biden’s win in the state Friday, a day after completing a hand audit of more than 5 million ballots, starting the clock for electors to be named and any further recount demand from President Donald Trump’s campaign.

Biden won Georgia by a margin of 12,670 votes, or about 0.3 percentage point, marking the first time a Democrat has carried the state since 1992.