Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election by major news outlets over the weekend, and ‘increasingly looks like he will soon be certified the winner in Georgia.
Things will remain too close to call here, though, until an official result is certified by the state, which it is required to do by Nov 20. Counties have until this Friday to certify their official results to the state ahead of that deadline.
With a margin separating President-elect Biden and President Trump of less than half a percent, and a recount all but inevitable, an official result in Georgia may be out of grasp for some time. The state has also said it will conduct its own audit ahead of a recount.
As the official process plows ahead, things are beginning to get politically acrimonious in Georgia – with the state’s two Republican senators lobbing accusations of unspecified and unsubstantiated “failures” at Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a call for his resignation, and him labeling their claims “laughable.”
We’ll keep you updated throughout the day on developments in the never-boring Peach State.