Georgia Secretary of State declares full election recount by-hand as Trump appears to win Alaska

Secretary of State for Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, has announced that there will be a full recount in his state by-hand, in an attempt to audit the election. He says that vote counters will aim to complete the count by November 20th, which is the certification deadline.

Raffensperger expressed support for the local election officials, saying “Their job is hard. They executed their responsibilities and they did their job.”

He claimed that for the recount observers from both parties would be present because “the stakes are high.”

Currently Joe Biden appears to lead in Georgia by a mere 14,000 votes, meaning the State is on a knife-edge and could go either way.

In addition, President Trump is projected to win the State of Alaska, with Republican Senator Dan Sullivan set to hold onto his seat according to Edison Research, an exit-polling organisation.

This will mean Republicans are on course to win at least 50 seats in the Senate, making Georgia all the more important as its run-off seats decide which party will hold the senate majority.

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