Trump campaign presses Georgia to hand count every ballot

- FOX NEWS - Nov 10, 2020 -

Ronn Blitzer | Fox News -

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger hints the battleground state will recount its votes given the current razor-thin margin in the presidential race.

Campaign also wants to make sure ballots from ineligible voters are not counted

Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins is calling on his state to conduct a manual recount of the 2020 election, as President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden were roughly 0.2% apart as counting continued Tuesday morning.

One week after Election Day, the state is headed toward a recount, and with the Trump campaign raising allegations of voter fraud, Collins is hoping a thorough audit will bring any irregularities to light. He listed three specific requests that he would like to see Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger fulfill during the recount process.

“First, there must be a full comparison of absentee ballots cast and in-person and provisional ballots cast throughout the state,” Collins said in a statement released by the Trump campaign. “Second, there must be a check for felons and other ineligible persons who may have cast a ballot. Third, and most importantly, the Secretary of State should announce a full hand-count of every ballot cast in each and every county due to widespread allegations of voter irregularities, issues with voting machines, and poll watcher access.”

Collins said that if Raffensperger does not willingly agree to these demands, the campaign will file a court petition seeking an order from a judge.


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