Georgia recertifies US presidential election results, confirming Biden victory

Workers recount election ballots by hand at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, on Nov 14, 2020. PHOTO: NYTIMES

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Georgia recertified the state's results in the Nov 3 presidential election on Monday (Dec 7), confirming that Democratic President-elect Joe Biden had won the state, according to a press release from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

The recertification followed a hand recount that was triggered by an audit and a formal recount that was requested by Republican President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, both of which upheld Biden's victory in the state, the press release said.

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